The new Netflix remake is Money Heist: Korea, and we reveal its full cast and tell you when and where to stream Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area!
There is no denying that the Spanish Money Heist series, which had an IMDB rating of 8.2/10, is one of Netflix’s most-watched original programs to date. According to the Top 10 rankings, the fifth season had more than 10 million weekly hours watched. Therefore, it is no surprise that production firms worldwide are eying the popular series and vying for its widespread success.
The Money Heist franchise is getting a remake in South Korea, which is wonderful news for fans of K-dramas. But when will Joint Economic Area be available for streaming globally?
A makeover to Money Heist (La Casa de Papel)
In June 2020, two months after Money Heist season 4 debuted on Netflix, it came out that BH Entertainment would be remaking the show in South Korea. Later that year, Netflix approved the new version, with Ryu Yong-Jae writing the script and Kim Hong-sun directing it. The series’ temporary name was “House of Paper” in the beginning.
The new version is expected to follow the storyline of the original series, with cultural and language changes being made to fit the Korean setting better.
The series’ official title is “Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area,” according to the first teaser trailer released by Netflix on January 18, 2021.
Money Heist: Korea release date and time for different regions
The international streaming release date for Money Heist: Korea has been planned for June 24th, 2022, according to a new teaser released by Netflix on April 29th.
Only six of the twelve episodes of Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area, have been made available on Netflix, contrary to what rumors initially claimed. Fortunately, according to the streaming giants’ customary update window for new material, all episodes will launch simultaneously on June 24 from the following international times:
Pacific Time: 12 AM
Eastern Time: 3 AM
British Time: 8 AM
European Time: 9 AM
India Time: 12.30 PM
Philippines Time: 3 PM
South Korea Time: 4 PM
Australia Central Time: 4:30 PM
The show started filming in Seoul, South Korea, in the summer of 2021, although the country’s quarantine regulations significantly slowed production due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
Interestingly, the original Money Heist’s creator, Alex Pina, has stated that he is excited about reinventing the series in South Korea.
Money Heist: Korea Season 1 cast – Who will be in it?
The main heist players in season one of Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area are:
Yoo Ji-Tae, as The Professor
The Professor, who assembled the crew of criminals and spent years formulating every scenario for the groundbreaking crime, is the mastermind behind the heist. He commands the group from outside the mint and bases his directives on rigid principles.
Yoo is most recognized for his acting roles in movies like Park Chan-Wook’s drama Oldboy and One Fine Spring Day love story. He has had roles in the Korean dramas Healer and When My Love Blooms.
Park Hae-soo as Berlin
North Korean prisoner Berlin, who guides the robbers into the mint, escaped after spending 24 years in a detention camp. The rebellious ex-convict wants to use fear to complete control over the hostages and his squad, in contrast to the professor’s belief that captives should be treated humanely.
The role of white-collar criminal Cho Sang-woo, also known as Player 218 in the Netflix phenomenon Squid Game, is Park’s most well-known one. He had roles in the movies Time to Hunt, Yaksha: Ruthless Operations, the drama Prison Playbook, and others.
Jeon Jong-seo as Tokyo
Tokyo was born and raised in North Korea, where he served in the military before emigrating to South Korea for a better life. The young woman is about to give up after being taken advantage of and treated unfairly when the professor invites her to participate in the theft.
Rising star Jeon made her feature debut in Burning with Steven Yeun, and she later took home a Baeksang Arts Award for her performance as the main character in the suspenseful The Call. After Money Heist, she will star in the Netflix original films Ballerina and the survival drama Bargain.
Lee Hyun-woo as Rio
Rio is the team’s gifted hacker who abandoned his plans to attend medical school and instead turned to crime. Before taking the lead in the historical drama The Liar and His Lover, Lee began his career as a child actor in historical dramas like The Great Queen Seondok and The Return of Iljimae. Additionally, he has acted as a hacker in The Con Artists and a North Korean spy in Secretly Greatly.
Lee Won-jong as Moscow
The task of digging a tunnel under the mint falls to Moscow, a skilled miner. He is a good man who loves his kid Denver dearly. Lee is a well-known actor who has been in several dramas and films, including Uncontrollably Fond, Hidden Identity, Strongest Deliveryman, Vampire Prosecutor, and Rustic Period.
Kim Ji-hoon as Denver
Denver, a known criminal, and boxer who can’t seem to keep out of trouble, is the stubborn son of Moscow. Kim made his acting debut in a drama in 2002, and he garnered a lot of attention for his portrayal of the villain Baek Hee-sung in the suspenseful drama Flower of Evil last year. Along with the Netflix drama Love to Hate You, he will also be seen in the next Netflix film, Ballerina.
Jang Yoon-Ju as Nairobi
Nairobi is a lovely con artist with a lot of experience with fakes, which is helpful in the mint. One of South Korea’s most prominent models, Jang, debuted in 1997 and has hosted prior seasons of Korea’s Next Top Model (including the one in which HoYeon Jung of Squid Game finished second). She starred in the drama Perfume in addition to the action movie Veteran, which served as her acting debut.
Lee Kyu-ho as Oslo and Kim Ji-hun as Helsinki
The team’s two ethnic Koreans, Helsinki, and Oslo, who were once involved in a Chinese gang, are its muscle. Since making his acting debut in 2002, Lee has been in several films, including Healer, Dr. Romantic, and The Fiery Priest. In addition to Chimera, The Good Detective, and Stranger, Kim made his acting debut in 2012.
Kim Yun-jin as Seon Woo-jin
Seon Woo-jin, a South Korean negotiator, is employed to free the hostages without incident; nonetheless, he soon finds himself engaged in a cerebral conflict with the Professor. Kim is a Korean-American actress who appeared in Mistresses on ABC and all six seasons of Lost. She made appearances in popular Korean films such as Shiri, Ardor, and Ode to My Father.
Kim Seung-oh as Cho Moo-hyuk
Cho Moo-hyuk, a former special agent who disagrees with Woo-jin, represents North Korea on the police taskforce team. Kim has acted in dramas including Secret Garden and Fight For My Way, as well as movies like The Man from Nowhere and The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure.
Park Myoung-hoon as Jo Young-min
Jo Young-min, the arrogant director of the mint who makes matters more difficult by attempting escapes, is one of the hostages. Park is well known for his appearances in Parasite, Crash Landing on You, and Eve, as well as for his part as the mysterious man in the basement.
Money Heist: Korea Season 2 – Will it continue?
Here is all the information you require for the remaining series of episodes.
The future of Money Heist: Korea has not yet been officially announced. But if you come back here, we’ll update you as soon as we learn more.
Considering filming and post-production, if the series does move forward, we probably won’t see it until at least mid-2023. So it appears like we will have to wait in any case.
Plot and trailer
The geographic and political setting against which the heists are set is the primary distinction between Money Heist: Korea and the original La Casa de Papel.
In the instance of Korea, the program takes place in a period that is not too far in the future from the present and in which North and South Korea have made some progress toward reunification.
Set amid the peace process between the formerly at war regions, we first encounter the heist team as both parties are establishing a Joint Economic Area (hence the show’s name), where firms can cooperate to create a more prosperous future for their sector and economy.
It’s unclear how much of this will factor in, given how season one was developed, which mostly adhered to the first few episodes of the original show’s first season’s story beats.
They might keep using the same program structure and dialogue, which would provide a fully Korean adaptation of the existing Spanish series.
In either situation, we’ll let you know as we learn more.
We’re sure it’ll be back on your screens in no time, so keep checking in (and maybe check out the original and new series if you’re experiencing withdrawals).
Every time we learn new things, we’ll keep you updated.
Currently streaming on Netflix is Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area.