The squad will still be led by the mastermind, 'The Professor'.


Netflix has recently unveiled a teaser for "Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area", a much-anticipated remake of the phenomenally famous Spanish heist show "Money Heist" (or "La Casa de Papel"), which wrapped its third and final run on the streaming platform just last year.

Not only is Money Heist one of Netflix's most-streamed non-English language TV series of all, but it's also one of its most-watched TV series of all time. According to Netflix's own figures, "Money Heist: Part 4" is the third-most watched TV show of all time, trailing only "Squid Game" and "Bridgerton" in the first 28 days after its premiere.

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"'Disguised under the shadows of a mask, a crew of desperados band together under the leadership of a criminal mastermind known only as 'The Professor' to pull off the biggest heist Korea has ever seen," Netflix revealed in a press release.

"Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area" is set to be released later this year, although no specific date has been announced.

Details: plot, references, cast

According to South Korea's Seoul Economic Daily and other Korean publications, the remake is situated on the Korean peninsula and will carry the same storyline as the Spanish version, with a gang committing an "unprecedented hostage robbery" in the face of "extraordinary challenges."

The second part of the Korean series' title, "Joint Economic Area", could be a reference to the peninsula's real-life Joint Security Area (JSA), the section of the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) where North and South Korean troops intersect.

In a video broadcast by Money Heist's official YouTube channel in November 2021, Squid Game's Park stated that the Korean version would also include a "special mask" as distinctive as the renowned one shown in the Spanish series.

The show's teaser displays the Professor (Yoo Ji-tae) choosing from a collection of traditional Korean masks and Salvador Dali masks. The scene shifts to a sight of Seon Woojin (Kim Yun-jin), the chief of the Crisis Negotiation team, leaving viewers pondering which mask the Professor eventually adopts.

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The remainder of the primary gang members has also been disclosed, including Berlin (Squid Game's Park Hae-soo), Tokyo (Jun Jong-seo), Moscow (Lee Won-jong), Denver (Kim Ji-hun), Nairobi (Jang Yoon-ju), Rio (Lee Hyun-woo), Helsinki (Kim Ji-hoon), and Oslo (Lee Kyu-ho).

People are yearning for stories that examine class conflicts and economic disparity in exciting ways, and it's no surprise if "Money Heist: Korea" were to retain its broad global audience.

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