Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area: Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer & Everything We Know So Far

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The final season of Money Heist (Spanish: La Casa de Papel) already arrived on Netflix in December 2021, but thanks to Netflix announcing a Korean version of the popular crime thriller series, fans will be able to experience the magic again, and its official title is Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area.

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With the popularity of Netflix's K-drama titles like Squid Game growing, the streaming giant continues to expand its library with original South Korean content, and the addition of the Korean remake of Money Heist will surely hype both fans of the original Spanish series and k-drama titles.

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Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area was directed by Kim Hong-sun, who previously worked on K-dramas, The Guest and Voice. The screenwriter of the new adaptation was Ryu Yong-Jae, the screenwriter of the Netflix original series My Holo Love. It will surely become one of the most highly-anticipated South Korean Netflix shows coming in 2022.

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Here's everything you need to know about the South Korean remake of Money Heist:

Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area Netflix Release Date: When will the series premiere?

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Update: Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area is now available to stream on Netflix worldwide.

On September 4, 2021, the K-drama version of Money Heist started filming in Seoul, South Korea. However, it was not revealed when filming is scheduled to conclude. With three months of filming already done, it's likely that the production is already halfway complete.

In late April 2022, Netflix has confirmed the release date of Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area: June 24, 2022.

Netflix released more images for Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area featuring the Professor and his heist team:

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Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area Cast: Who are playing the characters?

Netflix's press release has revealed the lead and supporting casting members of Money Heist:

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The Professor & The Gang

  • The Professor – Yoo Ji-Tae
  • Berlin – Park Hae-Soo
  • Tokyo – Jun Jong-Seo
  • Moscow – Lee Won Jong
  • Denver – Kim Ji-Hun
  • Nairobi – Jang Yoon-Ju
  • Rio – Park Jung-Woo
  • Helsinki – Kim Ji-Hun
  • Oslo – Lee Kyu-Ho
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Check out the cast members of Money Heist: Korea:

The Task Force

  • Seon Woojin – Kim Yunjin
  • Cha Moohyuk – Kim Sung-O
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Netflix Korea also shared a look at Sun Woo-jin, the South's top negotiating expert and Cha Mu-hyeok, a former North Korean special agent, who have different beliefs but are moving towards the same goal.

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The Hostages

  • Cho Youngmin – Park Myung-Hoon
  • Yoon Misun – Lee Joobeen
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Here's another look at Yoo Ji-tae as the Professor in the South Korean version of Money Heist:

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On June 16, Netflix's The Swoon released a new featurette that introduces the cast of Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area:

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Check out this comparison of characters in the original Money Heist and the Korean version:

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Here's a look at Squid Game star Park Hae-soo as Berlin:

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Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area Episode Count: How many episodes will Season 1 have?

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The first season of Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area will have a total of 12 episodes, and each episode is expected to run around 60 minutes.

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Related: Money Heist Season 6: Will There Be A New Season?

Will Money Heist creator Alex Pina be involved in Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area?

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Based on the information shared in the announcement, Money Heist creator Alex Pina won't be involved in the production of the Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area, but he shared a statement about the Korean adaptation:

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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.

In March 2022, it was reported that Pina will be working on a pandemic-inspired series for Netflix, but it won't be related to Money Heist. However, he will be working on the Berlin spinoff.

Related: Park Hae Soo: Korean Money Heist Teaser Features Squid Game Actor

Did Netflix already release trailers for Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area?

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In January 2022, Netflix released a teaser that reveals the official title of the Korean remake of Money Heist, and it features the Professor (Yoo Ji-Tae) in a dingy room, and introduces the cast of the show.

Watch the teaser for Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area here:

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Here's another teaser Netflix released when it announced the show's release date:

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On May 19, Netflix released the full trailer for Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area:

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The Swoon also released a behind-the-scenes video that gives us a glimpse of the filming of Money Heist: Korea:

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Why is Netflix remaking Money Heist in South Korea?

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In order to grow Netflix's subscriber base, it makes sense to adapt a story that has proven itself globally popular. Since Korean entertainment has historically done well in East and Southeast Asia, there's a good chance the show will be a huge success. Big K-drama shows like Squid Game and All of Us Are Dead have proven themselves to be popular in the world, and a large percentage of the world's population is from Southeast Asia. Countries like Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam have already shown significant interest in Netflix's K-drama.

Plus, the South Korean entertainment industry is excellent; They have proven themselves adept at producing great quality programming quickly, so it makes sense that Netflix decided to remake Money Heist in this region.

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