The Spanish Netflix series, Money Heist, captured global attention and ran for a total of five seasons. The series not only focused on one grand heist but two. The K-drama remake, Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area, has only released six episodes and ends on a tantalizing cliffhanger. But fans can expect Money Heist: Korea Season 2 earlier than expected.
[WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area]
‘Money Heist: Korea’ new episodes coming in 2022
The K-drama remake aired all initial six episodes on Netflix on June 24 at 3 a.m. EST. Anyone who is a fan of the original series would have likely realized Money Heist: Korea is planned for a second season. But no news has been reported officially by Netflix.
According to Newsweek, fans of the K-drama can expect the second half of the season later in 2022. “Part 2 of Season 1 is slated for release in the last quarter of 2022 but an exact launch date has yet to be announced, said the spokesperson for Netflix,” explained Newsweek. The last quarter of the year is estimated to be from October to December.
There is still a lot to explore regarding the storyline in a Money Heist: Korea Season 2. Fans are eager to see if Tokyo (Jeon Jong-seo) and Rio (Lee Hyun-woo) will develop the irresistible romance from the original series. Fans also want to know how the K-drama’s second half will adapt to the rest of the seasons.
‘Money Heist: Korea’ Season 2 episode count
Money Heist took almost two seasons to fully tell the story of the first heist of the Royal Mint. But actor Yoo Ji-tae revealed in his Elle Magazine interview that the K-drama condensed almost two seasons’ worth of storyline. But the actor spilled the beans and revealed that the cast and crew filmed 12 episodes.
The cast also confirmed to Newsweek that the second half of the K-drama is complete. Yoo’s statement confirms Money Heist: Korea Season 2 will have another six episodes. Fans can assume the second half will complete the grand heist, the fate of some characters, and even tease future seasons.
‘Money Heist: Korea’ Season 1 ending
The first half of the K-drama condenses a lot of storyline from the original but leaves fans wanting more. In the finale of Money Heist: Korea, the team celebrates as Moscow (Lee Won-jong) informs them that he has mined through the Mint floors to dirt.
Fans of the original series know this is a crucial point in their escape route plan. Meanwhile, Denver (Kim Ji-hoon) and Mi-seon (Lee Joo-bin) give in to their feelings for each other and have a steamy sex scene. But fans are given a bit of a mystery. They learn the Professor (Yoo) was an economics teacher specializing in the unification of North and South Korea.
He is approached to create an economic plan as North Korea puts its “open door” policy into effect. It leads fans to question if this is why the Professor was able to create a detailed heist plan. The finale also has Moo-hyuk (Kim Sung-oh) visiting the Professor, believing his identity as Woo-jin’s (Kim Yun-jin) love interest to be a facade.
Money Heist: Korea Season 2 has a few storylines to address, as the finale shows Berlin injecting himself with an unknown medication. The second half of the K-drama also has fans wondering if they will address how Berlin knows the Professor based on his backstory.