Netflix has unveiled the first teaser for its upcoming South Korean adaptation of the popular Spanish crime drama. Money robbery.
The teaser trailer, released on Tuesday (January 18), reveals the official title of the upcoming remake, Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area.
The teaser trailer starts with the professor - portrayed by Yoo Ji-tae (When my love blossoms) - plot a robbery. He stands in front of a wall with several traditional Korean masks and the Spanish original's iconic Salvador Dali mask. He reaches out to pick one, though the camera pans before viewers can see which one he chooses.
The teaser then goes on to reveal Seon Woojin (portrayed by Kim Yunjin), the leader of the crisis negotiation team, in a control room. The teaser trailer ends with the revelation of each robbery member and their code names.
Watch the teaser trailer below.
While a release date for Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area has not yet been announced, a press release notes that the show will be shown exclusively on Netflix sometime this year.
Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area will see the professor and his crew try to commit a theft of massive proportions. All episodes were directed by Kim Hong-sun, who has previously starred in acclaimed dramas such as The guest, Vote, and Black.
The remake will also feature Park Hae-soo in particular, Play squid's Cho Sang-woo or Player 218, as Berlin, the professor's right hand and enforcer of the criminals.
Ryu Yong-jae (My Holo Love, Psychopath diary) is the screenwriter for the series with Kim Hwan-chae and Choe Sung-jun. ONE Deadline report in November 2020 confirmed that Álex Pina, the creator and executive producer of the original Spanish series, will also act as executive producer for the South Korean remake.
The original Spanish series - also known as The money theft - aired its final season in December after five critically acclaimed seasons. Netflix announced that month that a spin-off series after theft member Berlin will premiere in 2023.