A Korean adaptation of ‘Money Heist’ is in the works

It will be set in Korea

A South Korean adaptation of the popular Netflix Spanish drama, Money Heist (also known as La Casa De Papel), is currently underway.

Netflix announced today (December 1) that director Kim Hong-Sun, whose previous works include fantasy-thrillers such as Black and The Guest, is set to helm the project. Kim will reunite with Liar Game screenwriter, Ryu Yong-Jae, who also wrote the scripts for the Netflix series My Holo Love and tvN’s Psychopath Diary.

In a press statement, Money Heist creator and executive producer Álex Pina expressed his excitement over the Korean remake. “Korean creators have been developing their own language and audiovisual culture for years,” he said. “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.”

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“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,” Pina added. “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.”

The Korean adaptation of Money Heist is expected to feature 12 episodes, though details of its cast have not yet been revealed.

The original Spanish crime series premiered in 2017 and is set to conclude with its fifth season. In July, Netflix confirmed that the final instalment of Money Heist was in production, though a release date has not yet been confirmed.

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