Netflix K-Drama Adaptation of ‘Money Heist’: Cast Announced & What We Know So Far

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Money Heist – Picture: Netflix

When Money Heist comes to an end with its fifth season in 2021, fans will be left with a Salvador Dalí mask-shaped hole in their heart. This means fans will be delighted to learn that they can soon experience the magic all over again thanks to Netflix announcing the Korean adaptation of the Spanish crime-drama.

The consumption of South Korean media has grown rapidly over the past decade and in particular for the K-Drama series. Netflix has put a monumental amount of effort in procuring some of the best and latest K-Dramas available, fast-tracking themselves as one of the best streaming services for K-Drama-related content. The addition of the Korean adaptation of Money Heist only brings more value to the Netflix library.

Directing the series will be Kim Hong-sun, who has previously worked on K-Dramas such as Voice and The Guest. The screenwriter of the Netflix Original series My Holo Love, Ryu Yong-jae, will act as the screenwriter for the upcoming adaptation. Production of the series will be a collaboration between BH Entertainment and Content Zium.

What is the production status of K-Drama Money Heist?

Official Production Status: Pre-production (Last Updated: 19/08/2021)

As of the 18th of August, 2021, the K-Drama adaptation of Money Heist is now in pre-production. This means we can expect filming to begin extremely soon!

When is the K-Drama Money Heist coming to Netflix?

Given the series has only just gone into pre-production, we aren’t expecting to see Money Heist arrive for some time. We’re expecting to see Money Heist land on Netflix sometime in the Summer or Fall of 2022.


Who are the cast members of Money Heist?

In a recent press release, Netflix has confirmed all of the lead and supporting cast members of Money Heist:

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
The Task Force
  • Seon Woojin – Kim Yunjin
  • Cha Moohyuk – Kim Sung-O
The Hostages
  • Cho Youngmin – Park Myung-Hoon
  • Yoon Misun – Lee Joobeen

The exciting South Korean cast is sure to be just as entertaining as their Spanish counterparts.

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Some of the South Korean actors and their Spanish counterparts.


Will creator Alex Pina be involved with the K-Drama adaptation?

Judging by the information provided in the announcement, the creator Money Heist, Alex Pina, won’t be involved in the production of the series, but had the following to say about the Korean adaptation:

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.


What is the episode count?

The first season of Money Heist will have a total of 12 episodes. Each episode will have a runtime of 60 minutes.


Are you excited for a K-Drama adaptation of Money Heist? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 and serves as one of the lead writers here on What's on Netflix. Jacob covers all things Netflix movies and TV shows but specializes in covering anime and K-dramas. Resides in the United Kingdom.