'A heist without limits': Money Heist: Korea's new trailer shows the unification of North and South Korea

Published 20 May, 2022 04:30pm

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The show features fan-favourite characters Tokyo, Professor and Berlin performed by Jung Jong-seo, Yoo ji-tae and Park Hae-soo.

Professor and his clan are back for another heist and it's in Korea. Same plan, strategy but a different bank and location.

On Thursday, the first look of Korean adaptation Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area Part 1 was shared on YouTube. While previous teasers revealed the cast and professor's planning, this time the cops and the thieves are out in the fields in a face off.

"A bold new vision of the ultimate heist in a country without borders," reads the description. The trailer begins with a breaking news being played on the television, saying, "The Democratic Republic of Korea together with the South Korea, declares an end to the war. The two Koreas will establish an economic union and develop and use a common currency."

The narration continues with professor's plan as he's seen saying, "Once the North opened up, we thought everyone would benefit. But in reality, only the rich got richer. Welcome to capitalism. It's time for us, left with nothing, to claim our benefits. We are going to pull off the single largest money heist."

Premiering on June 24, the plot twist in the adaptation is that Korea is on the verge of unification and there is a Joint Security Area — where current North and South Korea are divided — that contains a mint, the prime focus of the thieves. The mint is also the only way to restore the economy. The show will focus on the masked thieves facing off authorities on the other side.

The only thing or perhaps a person standing between the masked gangsters and their prize is a joint task force led by a North Korean agent and South Korean negotiation specialist.

The new show is directed by Kim Hong-sun and produced for Netflix by BH Entertainment and Zium Content.

The teaser also highlighted the fan-favourite characters from the original Spanish show – Professor played by Yoo ji-tae, Tokyo played by Jung Jong-seo, and Berlin played by Park Hae-soo of Squid Game – all in iconic red jumpsuits, with traditional Hahoetal masks instead of the Dali ones seen in Money Heist.