Money Heist is one of the biggest Netflix series that has gained international acclaim. At the time of its fourth season, the show attracted an audience of 65 million! The Spanish show named La casa de papel, meaning “The House of Paper” created a cult-like following especially for its lead character “The Professor”, played by Álvaro Morte.
According to The Streamer, Netflix is now producing a Korean adaption of the show. It will be collaborating with BH Entertainment and Contents Zium for the production and the show will be directed by the seasoned director Kim Hong-sun.
Kim has shown his immense talent in shows like The Guest, Voice and Black. While Ryu Yong-jae and his team will write the show, previously they have created masterpieces like the Netflix original series My Holo Love and tvN series Psychopath Diary.
Netflix is working on a Korean adaptation of Money Heist / La Casa De Papel. It will be directed by Kim Hong-sun, who has helmed TV dramas like The Guest, Voice, and Black. pic.twitter.com/TqagG1uxzp
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The original creator of the show, Alex Pina said, “Korean creators have been developing their own language and audiovisual culture for years, They have managed, like our series, to go beyond cultural borders and become a point of reference for thousands of viewers around the world, especially among young people. That is why I find it fascinating that the world of La Casa De Papel is so attractive to Korean creators as to do an adaptation. The fact that the action is set on the Korean Peninsula also seems to me to be a milestone which I am really delighted about.” Furthermore, Pina will also serve as the executive director of the show.
Netflix commented about the production of this Korean Adaption, stating “The international popularity of the Spanish series La Casa de Papel is proof that significant works based in different cultures and languages can be widely distributed by Netflix and loved by audiences worldwide.”