Months after Netflix announced the fifth and final season of hit Spanish show 'Money Heist' ('La casa de papel'), it was reported that the series will be remade in Korean.
The streamer, which is churning out a lot of original content in collaboration with Korean creators, will back the new project hailing from the country's BH Entertainment and Contents Zium
According to Variety, the Korean adaptation of "Money Heist" will be directed by Kim Hong-sun, who has helmed TV dramas like 'The Guest" and "Voice".
Ryu Yong-jae and his team, whose credits include the Netflix original series "My Holo Love" and tvN series "Psychopath Diary", will pen the 12-episode show.
Netflix Korea announced that the cast of this version will feature some of the popular actors in the K-drama world.
Yoo Ji Tae will star as Professor, whereas Jeon Jong Seo will play Tokyo. Park Hae Soo will essay the role of Yoo Ji Tae's older brother Berlin. Meanwhile, Lee Won Jong and Kim Ji Hoon will play the father-son duo Moscow and Denver.
Nairobi will be played by Jang Yoon Ju and Rio will be Park Jung Woo.
Besides these, the cast also includes Kim Ji Hoon, Lee Gyu Ho, Kim Yoon Jin, Kim Sung Oh, Park Myung Hoon and Lee Joo Bin among others.
Alex Pina, creator and executive producer of "Money Heist", said he is looking forward to seeing the show from the Korean point of view
"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," Pina said
The streamer said the international popularity of the Spanish series is proof that significant works "based in different cultures and languages can be widely distributed by Netflix and loved by audiences worldwide"
Production on the fifth and final season of "Money Heist", which premiered in 2017, is now in production. The fourth season premiered in April 2020.