Korean remake of ‘Money Heist’ is the most-watched non-English Netflix series of the week

It is also the third most-watched show on the streaming platform overall

Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area has topped Netflix’s Global Top 10 list of most-watched non-English shows for the week.

According to data from the streaming platform, Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area was the most-viewed non-English show for the week of June 20 to 26, logging 33.7million hours viewed.

That figure also places the brand-new K-drama series as the third most-watched show on the streaming platform overall, only bested by the fourth season of Stranger Things (76.9million hours viewed) and the newly released third season of The Umbrella Academy.

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Elsewhere on this week’s rankings of the most-watched Netflix shows, K-drama Our Blues ranked eighth on the non-English list with 9.2million hours viewed. It is the series’ ninth week on the list since its premiere in April.

Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area is a South Korean remake of the Spanish series of the same name, and premiered on Netflix on June 24. The K-drama follows the Professor and his crew as they attempt to pull off a heist of massive proportions.

All episodes were directed by Kim Hong-sun, who has previously helmed acclaimed dramas such as The Guest, Voice and Black. Ryu Yong-jae (My Holo Love, Psychopath Diary) is a screenwriter for the series alongside Kim Hwan-chae and Choi Sung-jun.

In other Korean entertainment news, Ma Dong-seok is set star in an upcoming US remake of The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil. The film will be produced by Paramount Pictures, alongside Ma’s Gorilla 8 Productions, as well as Sylvester Stallone and Braden Aftergood’s Balboa Productions.

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