‘Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area’: 5 things about Netflix’s Korean series on ‘La Casa De Papel’

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“Money Heist” took the world by storm when Netflix picked it up in late 2017 after an unsuccessful broadcast on a local Spanish TV channel. As soon as it landed on the streaming platform, it started trending in several parts of the world and entertained tens of millions of non-Spanish speakers around the world. The show ended its run with season 5 last year and before the final set of episodes aired live on Netflix, the streaming service announced that the show would be making a comeback, but this time in Korean.

Entitled “Money Heist: Korea – Common Economic Space”, the show will see the professor return and form a team for him to carry out a heist that would change their country. In the original Spanish series, titled “La Casa De Papel”, a group of law-breaking citizens steal from the public treasury to minimize the difference between rich and poor in society.

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However, the Korean version’s story has a major twist and takes place in a Korea that is on the verge of being unified. What makes the professor so pissed off that he hatches an extraordinary plan to make things better for the society living below the poverty line? Let’s find out all about the upcoming show.

A photo from “Money Heist: Korea – Common Economic Space” (Netflix)

When is “Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area” coming out and where can you watch it?

The highly anticipated series will hit the streaming platform on Friday, June 24. According to the Netflix news site, the show will be available to stream at 3:01 a.m. EST. Viewers can download Netflix app from Google App Store and Apple App Store to watch the series.

What is “Money Heist: Korea” about?

The adaptation revolves around a Korea that is on the verge of unification, which means that North Korea and South Korea will now be one country. During this process, the two countries establish a joint security zone with a unified Korean currency, with the aim of introducing a common currency for a stable joint economy. However, not everything went as planned and there was a lot of corruption. The rich got richer while the poor were still unable to have a better life.

The Professor hatches a plan for an unprecedented heist and assembles a team that would oppose the Joint Task Force.

Who’s starring in the next Netflix series?

Actor-filmmaker Yoo ji-Tae will play the role of the professor in the series while Park Hae-soo, famous in “Squid Game”, will play the character of Berlin. On the other hand, Jun Jong-seo plays Tokyo in the series.

Yoo Ji Tae

Tae is one of the hottest names in the South Korean industry right now, and his credentials speak to his success in acting. He has been in the industry for over 20 years now and has worked at many high end companies such as ‘Ditto’, ‘Nightmare’, ‘Antarctic Journal’, ‘Running Wild’, ‘Traces of Love’, ‘ Human Trust’, ‘The Good Wife’ and ‘Good Dog’.

Other actors to feature in the series include Kim Yunjin (Seon Woojin), Lee Won-jong (Moscow), Kim Ji-hun (Denver), Jang Yoon-ju (Nairobi), Lee Hyun-woo (Rio), Kim Ji-hoon (Helsinki), Lee Kyu-ho (Oslo), Park Myung-hoon (Cho Youngmin), Kim Sung-o (Cha Moohyuk) and Lee Joobeen (Yun Misun).

Showrunners

The series was directed by Kim Hong-sun and written by the trio of Kim Hwan-chae and Choe Sung-jun.

BH Entertainment and Zium Content are the producers of the Korean series.

Trailer

The trailer gives a glimpse of what lies ahead. North Korea and South Korea are now unified and people thought there would be opportunities now. Things remained worse for ordinary people because only the rich got richer. So, a team of brave people show up to take Korea out of capitalism. You can watch the trailer here.



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