When Money Heist, La Casa De Papel comes to an end with its fifth season in the year 2021, the fans will be left with a Salvador Dalí mask shaped hole in their heart. This means that the fans will be delighter to learn that they can soon experience that magic all over again, all thanks to Netflix announcing the Spanish crime-drama’s Korean adaptation.
The consumption of South Korean media has increased over the past decade and in particular for Korean Drama series. The streaming giant has put a monumental amount of effort in procuring some of the best and latest Korean Dramas available, fast-tracking themselves as one of the best streaming services for Korean Drama related content.
The addition of the Korean adaptation of the Money Heist series only brings more value to the Netflix library.
Kim Hong-sun will be directing the series, who has previously worked on K-Dramas such as Voice and The Guest.
In the Netflix Original series titled, My Holo Love, Ryu Yong-Jae will be acting as the screenwriter for the upcoming adaptation. Production of the series is going to be a collaboration between BH Entertainment and Content Zium.
Korean Drama Adaptation of ‘Money Heist’ Announced By Netflix
Judging by the details provided in the announcement, the creator of Money Heist, Alex Pina, would not be involved in the production of the heist series but had the following to say about the Korean adaptation:
Korean creators have been developing their language and audiovisual culture for years. Like their series, they have managed to go beyond the cultural borders and even become a point of reference for thousands of viewers and fans around the world, especially among young people.
That is why he finds it fascinating that La Casa de Papel‘s world is so attractive to Korean creators to adapt. The fact that the action is all set on the Korean Peninsula also seems to be a milestone, which he is delighted about.
Five cast members of the series have been confirmed so far, and four with established roles.
The fifth member is Bae Sung Woo, whose role has yet to be revealed. A release date for the upcoming series has not been announced, but we’re expecting to see the K-Drama arrive sometime in 2021.