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Netflix drops the biggest reveal about Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area. The K-drama is a remake of the famous Spanish series that captivated fans, Money Heist. Its main cast and the overall storyline were revealed in 2020 but did not make their official debut until Netflix’s Tudum event. Fans have eagerly waited for more news about the drama, and Netflix dropped a release date and first poster.

Main characters in 'Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area' wearing red jumpsuits.
Main characters in ‘Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area’

‘Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area’ has an impressive leading cast with actor Park Hae-soo

According to Soompi, actor Park Hae-soo’s role in the K-drama remake was announced in 2020. He made his official announcement in January 2021 as one of the leading characters from the original series as Berlin. Notable Korean actors like Yoo Ji-tae join park as the Professor, Jeon Jong-seo as Tokyo, and more to round out the cast.

Fans got their first look at the Professor in the K-drama during Netflix’s Tudum event in a special crossover with the original series character. Netflix has also teased fans with the main cast photos and a photo from the K-drama depicting Helsinki in a room with hostages.

Since the news of the K-drama remake, fans only knew it would take place in the Korean peninsula and tweak a few details to fit a Korean story. Netflix has now revealed a full look at the plot, a teaser, and what the infamous mask will look like.

‘Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area’ will be a 12-episode K-drama that will air in June

The K-drama remake follows a similar story to the original series. A mysterious character named the Professor hires a group of thieves. Their objective is to steal from the country’s wealthiest establishment.

According to Variety, the storyline reads, “Money Heist: Korea” takes place as North and South Korea are on the verge of a peaceful reunification after nearly 80 years of division. 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 official teaser video gives fans an even deeper look and gives chills. The Professor explains that petty thieves get jailed or killed. But pulling off one of the biggest heists in history “can change the world, or even become a hero.”

Fans get to see the K-drama’s version of the infamous mask worn by the thieves and the iconic red jumpsuit. There is also a small teaser of the crew from Helsinki, Tokyo, and what could be Berlin in the center. The teaser reveals Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area will premiere on Netflix on June 24.

Fans are on the edge of their seats with excitement for the K-drama remake


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Netflix has already proven its dominance in developing hit K-dramas like Squid Game, My Name, Sweet Home, and more. While remakes of a popular series do not always bode well with fans, Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area shows promise.

Fans on Twitter commented, “The way this is gonna eat the original up,” and another fan added, “i agree! i looove “el profesor” and some another characters from the original but when you say Korean and Acting in the same phrase is just like 100.”

One fan also commented that Netflix has a good repertoire with developing standout K-dramas. Some fans are weary if the remake will either tarnish the original or not be worth the watch. “cmon netflix…money heist was ur best show, and now ur gonna make a copy? it loses it originality even if its not too bad. why u gotta ruin everything?” said one fan.

According to Soompi, Álex Pina, the executive producer of Money Heist, has faith in the remake. He said, “For several years, Korean content has crossed national boundaries and captivated audiences around the globe with its unrivaled composition and culture, just as ‘Money Heist’ has now. That is why we were attracted to the potential of a Korean version of ‘Money Heist.’ I am excited to see what will happen when this case unfolds against the backdrop of the Korean peninsula.”