After delighting fans with the news of a South Korean remake of the popular Spanish show Money Heist, Netflix has now announced the release date for the same with a brand new, intriguing teaser.
Known as Money Heist: Korea- Joint Economic Area, the show is based on the hit Spanish show Money Heist or La Casa de Papel and already has a pretty impressive cast.
The teaser features a man’s voice-over as a series of traditional Korean Hahoe masks appear on the screen before showcasing the entire team. The man says, “A robber who steals petty cash either gets killed after being chased or ends up in jail.”
He adds, “But a robber who steals at a massive scale can change the world and even become a hero,” and concludes with a resounding statement, “Of all the money heists we’ll pull off the biggest one yet. The public will watch the greatest show on Earth live. And they will root for us.”
Set in the East Asian landscape, the show will recreate one of the greatest heists in history and features a massive ensemble cast. Helmed by acclaimed filmmaker Kim Hong-su, who is known for dramas like Black, The Guest, Voice etc., the remake will notably see Squid Game’s Park Hae-soo playing the role of Berlin, Professor’s most-trusted accomplice.
He will be joined by Park Myung-hoon from Parasite as Cho Young-min, Lost’s Yunjin Kim as the Head of Crisis Negotiation Seon Woo-jin and Jeon Jong-seo from Burning as Tokyo.
The rest of the cast includes Yoo Ji-tae as the Professor, Lee Won-jong as Moscow, Jang Yoon-ju as Nairobi, Kim Ji-hun as Denver, Kim Ji-hoon as Helsinki, Lee Kyu-ho as Oslo and Lee Hyun-woo as Rio.
The original creator of the Spanish series, Alex Pina will serve as the executive producer in this remake where just like its Spanish predecessor, the show will see the Professor and his ragtag team of heist members carry out an audacious heist attempt.
He is joined by Ryu Yong-jae, Choe Sung-jun and Kim Hwan-chae as the screenwriters who are supposed to add a Korean sensibility to the epic heist series.
The show will premiere the first six episodes on June 4th, 2022.