Netflix unveils premiere date, new trailer for ‘Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area’

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  • Netflix has announced the premiere date for “Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area” as June 24.
  • A new teaser for the South Korean remake of the hit Spanish drama reveals the Korean Hahoetal mask will replace the iconic Dali masks worn by the original series’ characters.
  • The original characters will make a return in the adaptation, with “Squid Game” star Park Hae-soo now taking on the role of Berlin.

Netflix has released a new teaser for “Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area,” the highly anticipated South Korean remake of the hit Spanish drama. Starring “Squid Game” star Park Hae-soo, the upcoming series will premiere on June 24, the streaming giant revealed on Friday.

The 12-episode series, directed by Kim Hong-sun, sees the return of the show’s original characters, including the Professor (played by Yoo Ji-tae), Berlin (Park Hae-soo), Tokyo (Jun Jong-seo), Moscow (Lee Won-jong), Denver (Kim Ji-hun), Nairobi (Jang Yoon-ju), Rio (Lee Hyun-woo), Helsinki (Kim Ji-hoon) and Oslo (Lee Kyu-ho).

The show’s title announcement in January featured a clip of the Professor choosing from a wall of masks to stand in place of the iconic Dali masks worn by the original cast. Picking up where it left off, the new ​​trailer showcases the selection of a traditional Korean Hahoetal mask.

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Netflix unveiled a new poster for the series on Friday | Image: Netflix

“‘Money Heist: Korea’ takes place as North and South Korea are on the verge of a peaceful reunification after nearly 80 years of division,” reads the storyline. “But as the nations prepare to print a brand-new unified currency, a heist is hatched. A genius strategist known as the Professor assembles a motley crew of top-tier thieves from north and south in an attempt to steal the new currency straight from the mint.”

The original Spanish series, “La Casa de Papel,” has topped streaming charts globally since its premiere in 2017 until it came to a halt last year after five seasons. 

The trailer for the new Netflix release comes shortly after the streaming pioneer’s disastrous first quarter earnings report revealed a loss of 200,000 subscribers, resulting in the company’s record decline in stock value.  

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