There are few people who have never heard of Money Heist. The success of the Spanish production has been such that it has become one of the most watched non-English speaking series in history. The series, which after five seasons has already come to an end, has had a great reception in all parts of the world. An example of this was how in Saudi Arabia, an entire tier of a soccer stadium took out a mural with Dali’s mask from the series. Or how the red jumpsuit and mask became one of the best-selling costumes at the Rio de Janeiro carnival.
We didn’t even have to wait a year after the end of the series for a new remake to be announced. It is a Korean version of Money Heist. After the success of Squid Game, Netflix has bet on the production of a new series based on the Spanish one. In it, all the actors and actresses involved are Korean. And we already have a premiere date.
The full title is Money Heist Korea – Joint Economic Area and the first part of the series, which has 12 episodes, will premiere on June 24 on Netflix. As the official synopsis of the series gathers, the story will take place in a dystopian future where the two Koreas are once again one. The enigmatic Professor assembles a group of skilled thieves from North and South Korea to steal the newly minted currency of a future unified Korean nation.
In this first teaser we could see the gang’s new Professor trying to choose the mask under which his gang will be able to hide to avoid being identified by police. Although the Dali mask was among the six proposed options, a completely new one inspired by the country’s culture was selected.
It seems that everything will be adapted to the Korean imaginary. In the trailer we can appreciate these details where the masks and music transport us directly to Korea and its culture. One of the things that will be respected are the characters. These are the Korean actors and actresses and the characters they play:
- Yoo Ji-tae (The Professor).
- Park Hae-soo (Berlin)
- Kim Yunjin (Seon Woojin)
- Jun Jong-seo (Tokyo)
- Lee Won-jong (Moscow)
- Park Myung-hoon (Cho Youngmin)
- Kim Sung-o (Cha Moohyuk)
- Kim Ji-hun (Denver)
- Jang Yoon-ju (Nairobi)
- Lee Joobeen (Yun Misun)
- Lee Hyun-woo (Rio)
- Kim Ji-hoon (Helsinki)