Even before Money Heist (La Casa de Papel) ended the second
half of its fifth and final season, fans had already lost some of the most
important character deaths in season 5A. However, this does not mean that we
should be surprised. The creator Alex Pina had warned us a long time ago that
war would reach its "extremes of evil" at the end (by Deadline), and
boy, he was not playing.
The biggest risk to all of this though is undoubtedly the
Money Heist itself. As one of the biggest Netflix shows ever, there are
definitely audiences who would like to continue watching the sixth season. But
in reality, it turned out that we were lucky enough to get to this point at
Before Money Heist gained worldwide fame, the first season
began as a rising ratings on Spanish TV. When Netflix acquired it, they
re-released Pina's 22 episodes in two episodes in December 2017, and a few
months later in April 2018.
From these humble beginnings, Money Heist continued to gain
record-breaking audiences around the world, and surprisingly, the program was
able to do so without the usual pressure of Netflix, as did the squid Game
again this year.
What started as a limited series was expanded by Netflix who
asked Pina to come up with new ways to stretch the story and reward fans who
want more. But there is more to it than that
drawing things unnecessarily, and happily, is something the
creators themselves have always been aware of.
Even before the deadline set, script coordinator Javier
Gomez Santander told El Mundo (via NME) that they had not yet decided how long
the game would last.
"With La Casa de Papel, we go game by game, like
Simeone. Chapter by chapter, sequence by sequence, line by line. We never considered
how long a show could last. If we knew the scope of the action, we wouldn't
consider killing Berlin."
When it became clear that the end was near, Pina and her
team decided to end the affair, rather than continue until the plan was
withdrawn from them.
During a recent visit to the Indian Express, Pina explained
the reason for this, saying: "We've done more than 2,000 minutes of
mythology in two robberies. Revolution. We've talked a lot and I think it's a
good time to stop. It's a hot season and I think it's best for all. time to
move faster than later. "
The director and chief producer of Money Heist Jesus
Colmenar added: "We have a lot of examples of international legends in the
series that we think have been drawn for a very long time. it 's noisy and made
the season very special in many ways. "
While fans may be disappointed with the cancellation of
Money Heist, it is reassuring to know at least that the creators have been
prioritizing storytelling above all else, and that they are very careful to make
the conclusion something special to fans.
"It is very different from all the previous seasons," promises Jesus. "And we've put all our eggs in one basket to get out of
This is not to say that the Money Heist story is over. Even
though the big game has been officially launched, Pina has put together a
number of plans for the future of the franchise.
These ideas were first discussed in 2020 when Pina told
OprahMag.com that "we have a lot of potential for re-emergence, yes, and I
think that's because of the strong and powerful character ownership".
"We've always wanted actors to have a very complex,
horizontal design," he continued. "So I think almost every Money
Heist character has a double that we'd like to see later. We can watch any of
the other scenarios."
In the article, Pina went on to explain that everyone from
Arturito and Nairobi to even El Profesor all participated in different
activities on their own. But now, with the final episodes playing, it has been
confirmed that Berlin will be the first to beat itself in the 2023 tournament.
"I'm very excited about it," Pedro Alonso said
when the news was announced at a live Q&A event on November 30 (via TV
Line). "Thank you so much for being able to connect with people all over the
world and for having such a wonderful time and a wonderful time.
"We started this series on an unknown journey and won
since then. You fans are not partnering with us and thank you for that."
This may seem strange in view of what happened in Berlin at
the big show, but we think this new title will probably be a pre-season set for
the first season of Money Heist.
And that is not all. Before the Berlin program was
announced, it also emerged that the K-drama remake was in the hands of BH
Entertainment and Zium Content. Money Heist Korea, as it is known illegally,
has confirmed that the main character will be Park Hae-soo, a man who will
immediately be known as Cho Sang-woo to anyone watching the squid Game.
Hong-sun Kim will direct the writings of Kim Hwan-Chae, Choe
Sung-jun and Ryu Yong-Jae. And most importantly for the fans of the first game,
Pina is in the position of the main producer, which means that this
redevelopment should catch the spirit of La Casa de Papel while still bringing
something new to the franchise.
So even though Money Heist is over, fans are actually given
the best of both worlds. Because the program did not go far enough, it looks
like the upcoming titles will further the spirit of Money Heist without
repeating the past. Which is a good key to the success of any robbery, if you
will think about it.
Money Heist episodes (La Casa de Papel) 1-5B are now
available for viewing worldwide on Netflix. For more information on Money
Heist: The Experience visit the official website, and you can check out the
London ticket availability here.