Money Heist is a Spanish heist crime drama TV series. Alex Pina creates it. It is executively produced by Alex Pina, Sonia Martinez, Jesus Colmenar, Lobato, Cristina Lopez Ferraz and Nacho Manubens. Its production companies are Atresmedia and Vancouver Media. It contains 4 seasons having 31 episodes. It has a running time of 41-59 minutes for each episode. It was firstly released on 20th December 2017. The fifth season is going to be released within a month. The head writer of season 5 is Javier Gomez Santander.
Short glimpses about the series
This story is based in Madrid; in the first two seasons, a mysterious man named ‘The Professor’ recruits a set of 8 people who choose city names for themselves to avoid personal sharing of life to carry out an extraordinary, brilliant, impossible, and ambitious plan of robbing The Royal Mint of Spain.
In the next two seasons, the groups are forced to come out from their nutshell to save one of their members of the heist. In this season, they prepared for a second heist, this time, it’s The Bank of Spain, and again they deal with hostages and police forces simultaneously.
Netflix has revealed the 90-second video as the first trailer for Volume 1 of Money Heist season 5. The trailer of Money Heist season 5 Volume 1 was released on 2nd August. The trailer gave us a glimpse of what we can expect from the upcoming final season of Alex Pina’s hit Spanish thriller series- known as La casa de Papel to Spanish-speaking viewers.
After the cop Alicia Sierra gains the upper hand in the trailer by arresting The Professor, the Spanish authorities have sent in the military. The trailer of Money Heist season 5 does not have any local-language version.
A military attack followed the arrest of The Professor. As we all know, the whole gang has been shut in the Bank of Spain for over 100 hours. However, they managed to rescue Lisbon, but unfortunately, they have lost one of their own.
For the very first time, there was no rescue plan. When they think that everything is going perfectly, there comes their enemy who is more powerful than them they have ever faced: the army. The heist has turned into a war. The end of the greatest heist in history is approaching.
“Locked up for a hundred hours, trapped, about to be killed, and having lost a best friend, it feels like a hundred years have gone by,” an unseen voice says before Alicia confronts The Professor: “Checkmate.” As you can expect, the confrontation is fierce, with heavy casualties on both sides. The police realize they have them where they want and decide to push their advantage with the military: “They’ll come out victorious or come out dead.” The Money Heist season 5 trailer doesn’t show who dies, though — that would be a spoiler after all.
Here we present the trailer:-
The route to the renewal of Money Heist Season 5
The route to the renewal has taken to eternity, but officially Netflix has acknowledged that Money Heist Season 5 is coming in August 2020. But unfortunately, they have also confirmed that “the heist comes to an end”, which means that season 5 will be the final instalment of the hit Spanish series.
Netflix has posted a statement “See What’s Next” account (now labelled Netflix Queue), where Alexa Pina has said the following regarding the renewal:
“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.”
Until its official renewal in August 2020, Alex Pina and his team have repeatedly said several times that there are plans for a fifth part.
Shortly after the release of White Lines in May 2020, Pina has spoken to Deadline, and yet again, all but confirmed the future of the series. The article states:
“Season 5 is coming, but Pina could not confirm any further series because “Netflix will put a bomb in my house.”
While speaking about the hope they want to achieve with the final season of Money Heist, Alex Rodrigo, one of the directors on the series, has stated that he wants to “close the series in style, as the fans imagine and dream.”
Where is Season 5 of Money Heist in production?
In July 2020, Alex Pina confirmed that he was still writing the fifth season along with a glamorous picture of the showrunner in their back garden office. Pina has tagged along with its picture in the office (translated in English): “Writing La Casa de Papel 5.”
Later in July 2020, we were led to believe, thanks to Vancouver Media (the production company behind Money Heist), posting pictures via Instagram that preparation for production had begun.
In July 2020, Pedro Alonso, who plays the role of Berlin, also posted suggesting he will be returning for season 5 of Money Heist. In the post, he has stated:
“I just had my hair cut, tried on clothes. They all wore masks. That at times seemed like the Pentagon. Or one of Spielberg about meetings in who knows what phase. The fact is that soon I will be him again. It’s called Berlin, and it’s pure love. Sometimes.”
Again on 21st July 2021, Alaro Morte has posted and said that it was his first day: “I’m back. The Professor is back.”
The Filming of the series began in August 2020, with some on-set pictures leaked by fans while tracking the show.
Throughout the course of filming, lots of behind-the-scenes pictures were released. Below, you can see more photos from on set taken in early August 2020 and into September 2020.
In the mid of August 2020, Ursula Corbero, who plays the role of Tokyo has posted on her Instagram story that it was her first day on set.
Filming the series for the final season has taken place in locations such as Copenhagen, Denmark, and Portugal. The series, of course, returned to Spain to film, with most of the filming specifically taking place in Madrid.
The Filming was wrapped its filming in May 2021.
Money Heist season 5 cast includes Morte as The Professor, Úrsula Corberó as Tokyo, Itziar Ituño as Lisbon, Miguel Herrán as Rio, Jaime Lorente as Denver, Esther Acebo as Stockholm, Hovik Keuchkerian as Bogota, Rodrigo de la Serna as Palermo, Najwa Nimri as Alicia Sierra, Belén Cuesta as Manila, Enrique Arce as Arturo, Darko Peric as Helsinki, Luka Peros as Marseille, Fernando Cayo as Coronel Tamayo, and José Manuel Poga as Gandía. Miguel Ángel Silvestre (Sense 8) and Patrick Criado (La Gran Familia Española) are the two new major additions to the Money Heist season 5 cast.
The new major additions in the cast members for the fifth season that has officially been announced are as follows:-
1. Miguel Angel Silvestre- known for his role in Velvet.
Speaking about Miguel’s character and villains in general, Alex Pina said:
“We always try to bring in charismatic, intelligent, and brilliant opponents. In this case, from a genre of pure war, we also look for characters in which intelligence can be like that of the Professor.”
Patrick Criado- known for his roles in The Aspirant, Plastic Sea, and The King.
Jose Manuel Seda- writer, director, and actor best known for his work on Yo soy Bea.
In a Tweet José Manuel Seda said:
“Happy to share the wonderful gift I received on my birthday: my participation in the final season of @LaCasaDePapelTV, one of those series that when you see them, you dream of being in it. Thanks to @VancouverMed and @Netflixes.”
Release Date and Episodes
Money Heist Season 5 is said to be the last and final season. Netflix has announced the released date on 24th May 2021. Netflix has said that this season will be released in two instalments, which will consist of 10 episodes.
Volume 1: will be released on 3rd September 2021, consisting of 5 episodes.
Volume 2: will be released on 3rd December 2021, consisting of again 5 episodes.
Alex Pina, the creator of the series, has answered that why this will be aired in two volumes. He said, “When we began to write Part 5 in the midst of the pandemic, we felt that we had to change what was expected from the ten-episode season and used every tool we could to create the sensation of a season finale or series finale in the first volume itself. We decided to work in an extremely aggressive genre, putting The Gang on the ropes. In volume 2, we focus more on the emotional situation of the characters. It is a journey across their sentimental map that connects us directly to their departure.”
Previously we said that it was heard that the wrap-up of the filming of the final season was made in January 2021, but that’s not true. Recently it gets confirmed that officially the filming wrapped up on 14th May 2021. “What started as a heist ended as a family. It’s a wrap on Part 5 of La Casa de Papel/Money Heist. Thank you to all the fans for being part of La Resistencia (the resistance)! We can’t wait to show you how this story ends,” Netflix wrote in its post.