'The Great Heist' aka 'El Robo Del Siglo': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's Colombian thriller

'The Great Heist' aka 'El Robo Del Siglo': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's Colombian thriller
'The Great Heist' aka 'El robo del siglo' (Neteflix)

'The Great Heist' originally titled 'El Robo Del Siglo' is a Colombian thriller inspired by true events that conspired in October of 1994. Express also reports that the series, dropping mid-August, also "takes inspiration" from 'This is How I Robbed the Bank: The Assault of the 20th Century in Colombia,' a 2008 book courtest of Alfredo Serrano Zabala, a journalist. The series chronicles what was called 'The robbery of the century,' with a thrilling trailer. Here is all you need to know about Season 1 of the show.


Release date

'The Great Heist' aka 'El Robo Del Siglo' premiers on August 14, 2020.


The official synopsis reads, "Inspired by the true events, The Great Heist follows the assault on the Bank of the Republic, also known as 'The robbery of the century' perpetrated in October 1994. A band of thieves stole US $33million and put the whole country upside down." According to reports of the true-crime event, a band of thieves had stolen millions from the country's central bank, the Bank of the Republic in Valledupar. Express reports that the thieves were professionals in quite a few fields, as the band included "established robbers, electronics specialist, four members of the police, the manager of the Agrarian Fund of a municipality of Cundinamarca and three officials from the bank itself, including a cashier, the treasurer and the manager of the security system."



Andres Parra

Andres Parra is an actor and producer known for his directing excellence in 'Without Papers' (2016), in which he also served as a producer. He is also known for his role as a city manager in 'The Last Straw' (2019) and as a narrator in Windswayer (2018).

Christian Tappan

Christian Tappan (Getty Images)

Tappan is an actor known for his role as Willy Rangel in 'La Reina del Sur' (2011-2019), Apache in 'Wild District' (2018), Octavia in 'Without Breasts There Is No Paradise' (2008) and most recently Rigo Vasco in 'Snowfall' (2019).

Other cast members include Marcela Benjumea, Waldo Urrego, Paula Castaño, Juan Sebastian Calero, Rodrigo Jerez, Juan Pablo Barragan and Ramses Ramos.



Camilo Prince and Pablo Gonzalez serve as showrunners. Executive producers include Camilo Prince, Pablo Gonzalez, and Andres Calderon. Prince, Gonzalez, and Laura Mora serve as directors. The writing credits go to Prince, Gonzalez, Natalia Santa, and Nicolas Serrano.





Where to watch

Catch 'The Great Heist' aka 'El Robo Del Siglo' on Netflix on August 14, 2020.

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