'Berlin' on Netflix: 5 things you need to know about 'Money Heist' spin-off series
‘Money Heist’, the blockbuster Spanish show from Netflix, is finally coming to an end with the last set of episodes and fans are already feeling really emotional in giving farewell to characters that became an integral part of their lives.
The final five episodes of ‘Money Heist’ Season 5 Part 2 will be airing exclusively on Netflix on Friday, December 3 and it will definitely mark the end of an era. Fortunately, the streaming giant has made an announcement that will completely blow everyone’s minds. Netflix has announced that a spin-off show, centered on popular character Berlin, is already in development at the streaming service.
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Berlin is one of the most beloved characters on the show and even though he did a lot of disgraceful things earlier in his life, fans could not help but fall for him with the sacrifices he made for the team during the heist. So, who’s gonna be playing the role of Berlin this time around? Will Pedro Alonso return? Or we are going to see a new and a younger Berlin in the spin-off series. Here’s everything we know about the spin-off.
When does ‘Money Heist’ spin-off series ‘Berlin’ release and where can your watch it
The streaming giant has revealed that the spin-off series, titled ‘Berlin’, will be making its way to the platform in 2023. Viewers would be able to watch the series on Netflix and all they have to do is to download the Netflix app from Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store to watch the show. All previous seasons of ‘Money Heist’ are also available for streaming on Netflix.
What is ‘Berlin’ all about?
It is highly possible that the upcoming spin-off might be a prequel. Netflix has not revealed any details on the plot, but the spin-off might take us back into the time and give us an idea of how Berlin became such a criminal mastermind. This will be like an origin story for the character and would definitely expand the heist universe.
Who stars in the newly announced Netflix show
Fans can take a sigh of relief as Pedro Alonso will be returning to play Berlin in the upcoming show. Alonso garnered worldwide fame while playing Berlin on ‘Money Heist’ and makers would want to use his popularity to make this show even bigger.
The Spanish actor began his acting career in 1995 with a short film titled ‘Habitos’ and made his feature film debut in 1996 with the movie ‘Alma Gitana’. The actor made a lot of appearances in numerous projects such as ‘Insomnio’, ‘Noviembre’, ’18 Meals’, ‘Hospital Central’, ‘Padre Casares’ and more.
However, his moment of glory came in 2019 when ‘Money Heist’ was acquired by Netflix and the series went live in more than 100 countries. The series became a worldwide phenomenon and Alonso’s character was considered to be one of the strongest points of the show.
Netflix hasn’t announced any other cast members, but it will be interesting to if Alvaro Morte makes an appearance on the show as Berlin’s little brother or not.
It is not clear if Alex Pina is attached to the project or not. Pina created ‘Money Heist’ in 2017 for Antenna 3, a local Spanish TV channel. But the show got canceled after two seasons due to low ratings. However, in 2019, Netflix bought the show and added it to its vast catalog. The show turned out to be a massive success for Netflix and everyone attached to it. So, it will be interesting to see if Pina will be creating the show or not.
We will update the story once a trailer is released.