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‘Money Heist’ is getting a Korean adaptation

‘Money Heist’ is getting a Korean adaptation

'MONEY HEIST. ' The show follows a group of people who carry out elaborate bank robberies.

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The show will be set in the Korean peninsula

Hit Spanish series Money Heist (La Casa de Papel) is getting a Korean adaptation.

The 12-episode adaptation will be set in Korea. It will be directed by The Guest director Kim Hong-sun, written by My Holo Love’s Ryu Yong-jae.

It is a collaboration between BH Entertainment and Contents Zium. 

Money Heist creator and executive producer Alex Pina said: “Korean creators have been developing their own language and audiovisual culture for years. They have managed, like our series, to go beyond cultural borders and become a point of reference for thousands of viewers around the world, especially among young people.”

“That is why I find it fascinating that the world of La Casa de Papel is so attractive to Korean creators as to do an adaptation. The fact that the action is set on the Korean Peninsula also seems to me to be a milestone which I am really delighted about,” he added. (READ: 7 things you didn’t know about ‘Money Heist’)

Money Heist follows a group of people who do elaborate bank robberies, masterminded by the mysterious Professor (Alvaro Morte).

Part 1 premiered on Netflix in 2017, and was a hit around the world, becoming Netflix’s most-watched non-English series. Part 4 was released in April 2020, and the fifth and final part is currently in production.

Netflix will be releasing more details on the Korean adaptation at a later date. –

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