When Netflix first announced that the popular Netflix Spanish Original Money Heist was getting a South Korean remake, fans were pretty delighted to hear that the greatest heist in history was making a comeback in the East Asian landscape. Titled Money Heist: Korea, the show released its first-ever gripping teaser yesterday that has already shocked fans.
Released on January 18th, 2022, the full show is titled Money Heist: Korea- Joint Economic Area.
The teaser starts off with the Professor plotting the infamous heist. Portrayed by Yoo Ji-tae from When My Love Blooms, the Professor is seen pondering over which mask to choose from an array of traditional Korean masks and the iconic Salvador Dali mask made famous by the Spanish crime drama.
Before the viewers get to see what he chooses, the camera cuts to the next scene where Seon Woojin, the head of the Crisis Negotiation Team, is seen standing in the control room. She is portrayed by Kim Yunjin.
The teaser ends with a reveal of every heist member and their secret alias names. While the release date has not yet been announced, the show will most likely make an appearance on Netflix by the end of this year.
Just like its Spanish predecessor, the show will see the Professor and his ragtag team of heist members carry out an audacious heist attempt.
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 comrade.
Alex Pina, the creator and executive producer of the original Money Heist is serving as an executive producer on this remake as well. 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.
Pina’s La Casa de Papel or Money Heist came to an end in December 2021. Starring Alvaro Morte, Pedro Alonso, Ursula Corbero and more, the show has garnered a massive cult-like following. They are currently working on a spin-off series based on the enigmatic life of Berlin that will premiere in 2023.
Watch the teaser for the South Korean remake below: