'Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area': 5 things about Netflix Korean series on 'La Casa De Papel'

The series is based on the original Spanish show 'La Casa De Papel' and shows the Professor and his gang members preparing for another heist


                            'Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area': 5 things about Netflix Korean series on 'La Casa De Papel'
A still from 'Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area' (Netflix)
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Money Heist’ took the world by storm when Netflix picked it up in late 2017 after an unsuccessful run on a local Spanish TV channel. As soon as it landed on the streaming platform, it began trending in several parts of the world and entertained tens of millions of non-Spanish speakers from around the world. The show ended its run with Season 5 last year and before the final set of episodes went LIVE on Netflix, the streaming service announced that the show will be making a return, but this time in the Korean language.

Titled ‘Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area’, the show will see the return of Professor and him assembling a team to perform a heist that would change their country. In the original Spanish series, titled ‘La Casa De Papel', a group of law-breaking citizens rob the government treasury to minimize the difference between rich and poor divide in the society.

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However, the story of the Korean version has a major twist and takes place in a Korea that’s about to be unified. What makes the Professor so annoyed that he stitches an extraordinary plan to make things better for the society living below the poverty line? Let’s get to know everything about the upcoming show.

A still from 'Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area' (Netflix)

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When does ‘Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area’ release and where can you see it?

The highly anticipated series will be making its way to the streaming platform on Friday, June 24. According to the Netflix Press Site, the show will be available for streaming at 3:01 am EST. Viewers can download the Netflix app from Google’s App store and Apples App store to watch the series.

What is ‘Money Heist: Korea’ all about?

The adaptation revolves around a Korea that’s about get unified, which means North and South Korea will now be one country. During that process, both countries establish a Joint Security Area with a Unified Korea Mint, aiming to introduce a common currency for a stable joint economy. However, everything didn’t go as per the plan and a lot of corruption took place. The rich got richer while the poor were still not able to have a better life.

The Professor hatches a plan for an unprecedented heist and assembles a team that would be going against the joint task force.

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Who stars in the upcoming Netflix series?

Actor-filmmaker Yoo ji-Tae will be seen playing the role of Professor in the series while the ‘Squid Game’ fame Park Hae-soo will be portraying the character of Berlin. On the other hand, Jun Jong-seo plays Tokyo in the show.

Yoo ji-Tae

Tae is one of the most prominent names working in the South Korean industry right now and his credentials are a testament to his success in the field of acting. He has been a part of the industry for more than 20 years now and has worked in numerous high-end ventures such as ‘Ditto’, ‘Nightmare’, ‘Antarctic Journal’, ‘Running Wild’, ‘Traces of Love’, ‘Human Trust’, ‘The Good Wife’, and ‘Good Dog’.

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Other actors to feature on the show 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).

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Showrunners

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

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

Trailer

The teaser trailer gives a glimpse into what’s in store for us. North and South Korea are unified now and people believed that there will be opportunities now. Things remained worse for common people because only the rich got richer. So, a team of bravehearts come forward to take Korea out of capitalism. You can watch the trailer here.

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