There are new masks, new jumpsuits and a whole new heist in store for us on Netflix as the platform has revealed the first look of the Money Heist Korea team in action.
The streaming giant dropped the teaser for the show and also revealed its release date. The Professor (Yoo Ji-tae) can be heard saying, "a robber who steals petty cash either gets killed after being chased or ends up in jail. But a robber who steals on a massive scale can change the world and even become a hero."
The show is based on the super-hit Spanish series La Casa De Papel that came to an end in December 2021 and for netizens, it was the end of era. But Professor and his gang are back in a different region. The Korean adaptation of the show is set to stream on June 24 on Netflix.
Titled Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area, the recent trailer shows six thieves with different masks than what we're used to. The new team is seen wearing Korean traditional Hahoetal masks instead of the traditional Dali. This makes us wonder if we are going to see a 'Bella Ciao' moment in the show as well or if there is going to be a different song.
Earlier this year, a teaser revealed the entire cast of the show. Ji-tae is playing The Professor — originally played by Álvaro Morte in the Spanish series — Park Hae-soo from Squid Game will be playing Berlin, Jeon Jong-seo Tokyo, Lee Hyun-woo as Rio, Kim Ji-hoon as Helsinki, Jang Yoon-ju as Nairobi, Lee Won-jong as Moscow, Lee Gyoo-ho as Oslo and Lee Si-woo as Ann.
According to The Indian Express, Park had once said that Pedro Alonso's Berlin was “chic and cold-blooded” and that the thief has a good reason for being cold and becoming a villain, sort of. The Chimera star also promised that fans of the heist series will see a more "human version" of Berlin.
Money Heist creator Alex Pina had told Deadline two years ago, “Korean creators have been developing their own language and audiovisual culture for years. They have managed, like our series, to go beyond cultural borders and become a point of reference for thousands of viewers around the world, especially among young people.”
She also said that this is why she finds it fascinating that Korean creators showed interest in an adaptation of their own.