Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area, a new version of popular Spanish crime drama Money Heist, hits Netflix on Friday, June 24.
The new Korean series is a remake of the Spanish version of Money Heist, which viewers are already familiar with.
Here’s everything you need to know about Money Heist: Korea – Common Economic Area.
What is Money Heist: Korea – Common Economic Space about?
In a future where North Korea and South Korea have united – the eponymous Common Economic Zone – a group of thieves plot a robbery on the central bank JEA. Although ostensibly intended to bring prosperity to all, the JEA has only benefited an already super-wealthy elite, and this is what prompts a daring attempt to steal £4 trillion (about 2 £.5 billion).
The official Netflix synopsis explains that “thieves invade the currency of a unified Korea, trapping hostages inside; the police must arrest the robbers as well as the dark mastermind behind the heist.
Who is playing in Money Heist: Korea – Common Economic Area?
Yoo Ji-tae plays the Professor, a new version of a character from the Spanish Money Heist. As an actor he is probably best known for his appearances in the films Oldboy and Woman is the Future of Man, while as a writer/director he is probably best known for his debut feature Mai Ratima.
Park Hae-soo plays Berlin, one of the most popular characters from the first Money Heist. Park has previously starred in Squid Game and Prison Playbook, as well as the films By Quantum Physics: A Nightlife Venture and Time to Hunt.
They are joined by Park Myung-hoon (Parasite) as Cho Young-min, Director of the Currency Bureau, and Lee Joo-bin (Doctor Advocate) as Yoon Mi-seon, Chief Accountant. Both are taken hostage by the thieves.
The rest of the cast includes Jeon Jong-seo (Burning), Lee Won-jong (Pink), and Kim Ji-hoon (The Golden Age of Daughters in Law), among others.
Who writes and directs Money Heist: Korea – Common Economic Space?
Kim Hong-sun (LUCA, Voice) is the lead director and Ryu Yong-jae (Psychopath Diary) is the series’ lead writer.
Alex Pina, creator of the original Spanish Money Heist, is executive producing this new iteration of the series.
Is there a trailer for Money Heist: Korea – Common Economic Space?
Yes there is. You can watch it here.
When will Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area be released?
All 12 episodes of Money Heist: Korea will be available as a box set on Netflix starting Friday, June 24.
How many episodes of Money Heist: Korea – Common Economic Area will there be?
There are expected to be 12 episodes in this first series of Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area, which will last about an hour each.
Is it a remake of Money Heist?
Despite some initial confusion when the series was first announced, it has since become clear that yes, Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area is a remake/adaptation rather than a sequel or spin-off.
Why should I watch Money Heist: Korea – Common Economic Area?
Obviously, this will be worth checking out if you’re a fan of the original Money Heist, but it’ll also be worth it if you like Korean drama in general or crime drama more specifically.