Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area is a South Korean remake of the Hit Spanish Netflix Original, Money Heist. The original concluded months ago. So it is shocking to see a remake in some form. Money Heist and Squid Game are two of the biggest hits on Netflix. In Squid Game, Cho Sang-woo, Park Hae-soo’s character, died, so a return is impossible. Now He will be playing the role of Berlin, played initially by Pedro Alonso. Yes, the characters will retain their City-based names from the Spanish original.
Over 69 million Households watch the OG Money Heists. While Squid Game is watched by over 142 million, it made almost a billion dollars. Combining the two Fanbases could lead to the success of Money Heist: Korea. Something Netflix is desperate to get after losing subscribers.
Fans of the Original can still enjoy the world of La Casa De Papel because a Spinoff about Berlin is also currently in development.
While waiting for that Spinoff, Fans can enjoy this remake with a more Korean flavor.
Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area
Money Heist: Korea will have 12 episodes. The Masks used in The Korean version are relevant to Korean culture. They are called Hahoetal, and People usually wear them during Festivals. It is still unknown if this will be a line-by-line remake or if it will evolve as its own entity. I can see tweaks in the story to make it fit with South Korean sensitivities could be done.
Álex Piña, the original showrunner, will not be involved in the remake. He wanted this version to have an identity of its own. The title Joint Economic Area might mean that the show’s characters will also try to make a Heist in North Korea. June 24 is where you can see this story from a different perspective.