Netflix to launch Korean version of Money Heist
The Korean adaptation will be directed by Kim Hong-sun, who has previously helmed TV series like The Guest, Voice and Black
Netflix is all set to create a Korean version of its hit Spanish action thriller series, Money Heist (La Casa de Papel), as a production collaboration between BH Entertainment and Contents Zium.
The Korean adaptation will be directed by Kim Hong-sun, who has previously helmed TV series like The Guest, Voice, and Black. Ryu Yong-jae and his team, whose credits include the Netflix original series My Holo Love and tvN series Psychopath Diary, are set to be the screenwriters for the 12-part show.
The original show premiered in 2017, with a fifth and final part currently under production. Netflix says that more than 65 million households watched Part 4 (that is, the second part of the second season) in the four weeks after its release in April 2020.
“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,” the streaming company said in a statement.