‘Money Heist’: Will There Be Any Spinoffs After Season 5?

When Money Heist a.k.a. La Casa de Papel signed off with season 4 last year, rumors swirled about additional seasons and spinoffs. Some of it showed up as wishful and creative thinking from the show’s co-creators Álex Pina and Jesus Colmenar, and some of it was fueled by fans. Who wouldn’t love to see Helsinki or Professor in their own adventurous TV series? As Netflix revs up promotion for LCDP Part 5, some viewers want to know if any prequels or other offshoots are planned.

'Money Heist' Season 5 with Jaime Lorente as Denver, Belén Cuesta as Manila, Úrsula Corbero as Tokyo
‘Money Heist’ Season 5 with Jaime Lorente as Denver, Belén Cuesta as Manila, Úrsula Corbero as Tokyo | Tamara Arranz/Netflix

‘Money Heist’ director Koldo Serra addresses spinoff rumors

Kolda Serra has been part of the directorial team for La Casa de Papel/Money Heist since the beginning. During a fresh interview with FormulaTV, he spoke about his experience working on the series and the final chapter. When asked about spinoff possibilities, he made one thing clear. Season 5 wraps up the Money Heist saga.

“The series ends definitively,” said Serra. “Nobody has told me anything about spinoffs or prequels or anything.” He added that would love the idea because he believes many of the characters have interesting pasts and creating such a show would be different than a heist story.

Who Serra would like to see in a hypothetical spinoff

Serra praised the show’s writers for creating such dynamic, charismatic characters, and playfully discussed who he’d like to see in a proposed spinoff. Naturally, his answer was all of them: Tokyo, Professor, Helsinki, Oslo, Moscow, Denver, Berlin, and the rest of the gang. But Serra named three.

He believes Nairobi and Alicia Sierra are two people who would make for great spinoffs. He noted that Nairobi has an intriguing backstory made for prequel material. Who was she before the red jumpsuit and Dali mask?

And a series about Sierra could go in any direction because not much is known about her. However, Serra also pegged Marseilles because he’s a trained soldier who refuses to kill animals. He surmised that almost every La Casa de Papel character has a unique angle to explore.

Serra and the ‘Money Heist/ crew all said goodbye to the series

Shortly after the series wrapped filming for the fifth and final season, each actor and the production team posted messages on social media.

In fact, Serra bid farewell to the show in a moving Instagram post where he praised the cast and crew, writing, “Yesterday, after almost three years, the filming of La Casa de Papel ended, the most brutal, most intense and most beautiful film experience on a professional and personal level that I have ever experienced. Having been such a long and intense shoot, the concept of “family” has been more real than ever. The emptiness is brutal.”

He shouted out the cast for their talents and professionalism and commended the technical teams for their work. Serra called the experience incredible. With that in mind, the likelihood of spinoffs on the horizon seems like a no-go, at least for now.

Watch Money Heist Season 5, Volume 1 on Sept. 3, and close out with the final five episodes in volume 2 on Dec. 3.

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