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First teaser released for Netflix’s South Korean remake of ‘Money Heist’

Korean Money Heist Teaser
Korean Money Heist Teaser
  • Netflix released its first official teaser for “Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area,” a remake of the Spanish global hit series “Money Heist.”

  • The short video introduces fans to a variety of cast members, including Yoo Ji-tae as “The Professor,” Kim Yunjin as Seon Woojin and Park Hae-soo of “Squid Game” as Berlin.

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Netflix has released its first official teaser for the highly anticipated South Korean remake of the popular Spanish-language show “Money Heist” (“La Casa de Papel”).

The teaser for “Money Heist: Korea — Joint Economic Area” gives viewers a glimpse at the Korean cast taking on the roles originally played by their Spanish counterparts. 

According to Netflix’s announcement on Monday, the upcoming series will deliver “unexpected twists and turns as the crew stage a hostage (event) while facing inexplicable challenges. All eyes are focused on the background and definition behind the title Joint Economic Area.“

The new series follows the storyline and characters of the original show, with actor Yoo Ji-tae playing the role of “The Professor,” the mastermind who recruits a team to pull off a heist in the Korean Peninsula.

In the short clip, Yoo’s character walks toward a wall with different traditional Korean masks and the iconic Salvador Dalí-inspired mask featured in the original show. 

Actor Kim Yunjin also makes a brief appearance as her character Seon Woojin, head of the police force’s crisis negotiations division. “Squid Game” star Park Hae-soo, who plays the character Berlin, is introduced along with the rest of the cast, including Jun Jong-seo (Tokyo), Lee Won-jong (Moscow), Kim Ji-hun (Denver), Jang Yoon-ju (Nairobi), Lee Hyun-woo (Rio), Kim Ji-hoon (Helsinki) and Lee Kyu-ho (Oslo).

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