‘Money Heist’ Season 5 Will Be its Last, Production Begins in August

The next time we sing “Bella ciao!” along with the Money Heist family, it will have a different meaning.

Alas, all good things must come to an end and this time, it’s one of Netflix’s biggest breakout series: La Casa de Papel. The Spanish-language hit crime drama is waving goodbye with its season 5 adventure.

'La Casa de Papel' or 'Money Heist'
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‘Money Heist’ Season 6 rumor laid to rest with Season 5 announcement

Season 5 was confirmed in July when La Casa de Papel creator/showrunner Álex Pina revealed he’s currently writing the script. That long-awaited news led to speculation about season 6 rumors, but Netflix has finally shot them down with its announcement that Money Heist part 5 will be its last.

In a press release, the streamer wrote that the final ride is set to include 10 episodes and production begins on Aug. 3. That’s an increase from the typical eight episodes that fans are used to in parts 1-4.

Netflix included a statement from Pina that read:

We’ve spent almost a year thinking about how to break up the band. How to put the Professor on the ropes. How to get into situations that are irreversible for many characters. The result is the fifth part of La Casa de Papel. The war reaches its most extreme and savage levels, but it is also the most epic and exciting season.

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Fans can expect new faces in ‘Money Heist’ part 5

In the final scenes of part 4, Inspector Alicia Sierra tracked the Professor down to his new hideout and had him at gunpoint. Meanwhile, the rest of the gang reunited with Lisbon inside the Bank of Spain, regrouping to hatch their next great escape.

Who’s left? Tokyo, Rio, Denver, Helsinki, Palermo, Stockholm, Manila, and Bogota must proceed to leave with the gold — it’s a given. But will new characters derail their plans? According to Netflix’s statement, Sense8 actor Miguel Ángel Silvestre is joining the cast in part 5 along with Patrick Criado.

Viewers will have to wait and see if they’re part of Professor’s plan B or on the government’s side.

This isn’t farewell for ‘Money Heist’ creator Álex Pina

Since its first season, La Casa de Papel climbed up the streaming charts in terms of popularity to become an international juggernaut. With that in mind, fans shouldn’t be concerned about the series’ chief storyteller or his partners slipping into obscurity.

Back in July 2018, Pina secured an exclusive overall deal with Netflix that ensures he’ll continue creating content under his Vancouver Media banner. For many fans, this holds promise for some of their favorite Money Heist characters.

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Why? Pina alluded to spinoffs during interviews, and once told OprahMag he’d love to write shows for any of the characters.

“I think Arturito could have a black comedy,” he said. “Berlin’s case for his own show is very clear; he’s a misogynist, a psychopath, egocentric, a narcissist, a delinquent, a rapist…but still there are lots of people who adore him, because he values friendship, loyalty or fraternity. From Nairobi to El Profesor…Denver is yet another character with his own charm.”

Pina currently has other projects on Netflix or in development. Stream seasons 1-4 of Money Heist now.