heist genre never goes out of style, thanks to the adrenaline-pumping thrills and spills that come with trying to snare a coveted treasure. And in the case of Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area Part 1, set to premiere on June 24 with six episodes, the characters carrying out the titular heist will even be veiled in masks inspired by treasures.
The new teaser poster for this action-packed series reveals a traditional Korean Hahoe mask. It’s the perfect key visual aesthetic for this Korean remake of La Casa de Papel, the series that captured global viewers’ hearts and created a devoted fandom. Famously, the heist team in the Spanish series wore masks depicting the face of artist Salvador Dalí.
The Dalí mask even appears in the previously released title announcement, which showed the Professor (Yoo Ji-tae) — the heist’s instigator — contemplating a selection of masks. Just before we got to see which one he chose, the trailer ended, igniting much curiosity among fans.
Today, we finally answer this question with the reveal of the teaser poster, where the Hahoe-inspired mask sports a big empty smile. But the bloodstains scattered on one side of the white mask raises yet another question, foreshadowing that this heist will also entail life-threatening overturns.
Reborn in Korea, the new series is set in a fictional Joint Economic Area, in a world where the Korean Peninsula faces reunification. Besides this refreshing and alluring setting, what’s also creating excitement is the formidable cast that’s taking on the characters from the original series: Professor (Yoo Ji-tae), Berlin (Park Hae-soo), Tokyo (Jun Jong-seo), Moscow (Lee Won-jong), Denver (Kim Ji-hun), Nairobi (Jang Yoon-ju), Rio (Lee Hyun-woo), Helsinki (Kim Ji-hoon), and Oslo (Lee Kyu-ho).
The first Korean blockbuster to kick off the second half of the year, Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area Part 1 will be released on June 24, only on Netflix.
Title: Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area
Original Series: La Casa de Papel
Directed by: Kim Hong-sun
Written by: Ryu Yong-jae, Kim Hwan-chae and Choe Sung-jun
Starring: Yoo Ji-tae (Professor), Kim Yunjin (Seon Woojin), Park Hae-soo (Berlin), Jun Jong-seo (Tokyo), Lee Won-jong (Moscow), Park Myung-hoon (Cho Youngmin), Kim Sung-o (Cha Moohyuk), Kim Ji-hun (Denver), Jang Yoon-ju (Nairobi), Lee Joobeen (Yun Misun), Lee Hyun-woo (Rio), Kim Ji-hoon (Helsinki), Lee Kyu-ho (Oslo) etc.
Produced by: BH Entertainment and Zium Content
Distributed by: Netflix