The Professor and his robber friends have just said goodbye to Netflix, which posted the final episodes online last Friday. But Netflix is not done with La Casa de Papel …
Have you just gobbled up the last episodes of La Casa de Papel and you want to curl up in a ball? Don’t know how to say goodbye to The Professor, to Denver, Helsinki and the rest? Don’t panic, Netflix has got you covered. Two upcoming projects should ease your pain.
La Casa de Papel Korean version
Netflix intends to capitalize on the success of the Spanish series, which is why it will be entitled to a South Korean remake.
Announced in December 2020, this adaptation promises to breathe new life into the plot that has turned our brains, but with a new setting, that of the Korean Peninsula. Here’s everything we know about the series so far. Warning for future spoilers.
Who will play in the series?
At the end of March 2021, Netflix unveiled the cast of this South Korean remake. We will thus find Park Hae-soo, who plays Cho Sang-woo the antagonist of Squid Game, in a major role: that of Berlín, held by Pedro Alonso in the original version. Other well-known faces of Korean cinema also take part in the adventure.
Thus the role of the Professor will be played by Yoo Ji-tae, known for his role as a rich eccentric in Old Boy. And the infernal Tokyo will be played by Jeon Jong-seo, soon alongside Kate Hudson in Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon.
On the side of the police, we will find Kim Yunjin, known for the role of Sun in Lost. And among the hostages, we can recognize Park Myung-hoon, the husband of the housekeeper in Parasite.
What’s the plot?
While details are not yet available, the first season of the remake is expected to follow a similar plot to that of the original series. It is therefore likely that the series will tell about an attempted breakage in the equivalent of the South Korean mint factory. Each member of the Korean remake gang has the same name as the character in the Spanish series.
In an interview given to the magazine Dazed Korea, Jeon Jong-seo (who therefore plays Tokyo), revealed that in the Korean adaptation, the gang members will have completely different personalities than their Spanish counterparts.
Who writes and directs the South Korean remake?
Álex Pina, the creator and executive producer of La Casa de Papel, will also serve as executive producer for the South Korean remake, according to Deadline. The latter said in a statement: “Korean creators have been developing their own language and audiovisual culture for years. Like our series, they have succeeded in going beyond cultural borders and becoming a benchmark for thousands of viewers around the world, especially among young people.“
He added : “That’s why I find it fascinating that the universe of La Casa de Papel is so appealing to Korean designers that they make an adaptation of it. The fact that the action is taking place on the Korean Peninsula also strikes me as a milestone that I’m really excited about.“
Nonetheless, the remake will be written by Ryu Yong-jae known to be the Peninsula co-writer. And the direction will be provided by Kim Hong-Sun who has spent most of his career on television.
How many episodes will there be?
The first season will consist of 12 episodes, Netflix confirmed, each episode lasting about an hour. These are three more episodes than the first season of the Spanish series when it aired from May to June 2017 on Antena 3 at the time.
Has filming started yet?
In an article from last July, the South China Morning Post reports that Netflix has halted filming of several of its Korean productions due to the resurgence of the coronavirus epidemic in the country. The shooting of Money heist being part of it. But Netflix has not publicly confirmed this information.
When can we see her?
In all likelihood, in 2022. Park Hae-soo himself confirmed this meeting in a message produced by Netflix and broadcast last Tuesday.
When there is more, there is still more!
But that’s not all ! A spin-off on a character much loved by fans has officially been commissioned by Netflix: Berlín. The good news also fell last Tuesday. Spin-off rumors had already been circulating for a while, more precisely since Netflix had made known its desire to expand the universe of La Casa de Papel.
While the bookmakers were betting on Tokyo, it was ultimately Berlín who won the race. The facetious Andrés de Fonollosa aka Berlín, played by Pedro alonso, is the second in command of the scrapping of the Royal Mint of Spain and also planned that of the Bank of Spain with the complicity of the Professor and Palermo.
Perhaps his spin-off can go into more detail about his involvement in these two plans or explore another facet of his personality. But this is only pure speculation. No other plot information has yet been released by Netflix, other than its scheduled release date of 2023.
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