A Korean version of Netflix’s original Spanish web series La Casa De Papel aka Money Heist is soon to be created. It seems like the series’ frenzy is not dying anytime soon.
According to the details, the Korean version of the famous Netflix show will be a collaboration between BH Entertainment and Contents Zium.
Kim Hong-sun, who had earlier directed TV dramas like The Guest, Voice, and Black, will be directing the Korean adaptation of Money Heist. The screenwriting of the series has been given to Ryu Yong-Jae and his team, whose credits include the Netflix original series My Holo Love and tvN series Psychopath Diary.
The Korean version of Money Heist will be divided into 12 parts.
“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,” said Alex Pina, creator and executive producer of La Casa de Papel. “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.”
The Spanish-language original show was premiered in 2017. A fifth and final part is now in production.
“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 company said in a statement.