What date and time will Netflix’s latest reimagining, Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area, release around the world for streaming?
There is no denying that the Spanish Money Heist series, which received an IMDB rating of 8.2/10, is one of Netflix’s most watched original series to date. According to the Top 10 listings, the fifth season had more than 10 million weekly hours watched.
Therefore, it comes as no surprise that production companies from all over the world are eying the popular series and vying for its widespread success.
The Money Heist franchise is getting a remake from South Korea, which is good news for fans of K-dramas, but when will Joint Economic Area be available for streaming globally?
It was revealed by Naver News in June 2020, two months after Money Heist season 4 debuted on Netflix, that BH Entertainment would be remaking the show in South Korea.
Later that year, Naver News reported that Netflix had approved the new adaptation, with Ryu Yong-jae writing the script and Kim Hong-sun directing it. The series’ temporary name was “House of Paper,” according to the article.
The new version is anticipated to maintain the original series’ plot while adapting it to the Korean setting through linguistic and cultural changes.
The series’ official title is “Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area,” according to the first preview trailer released by Netflix on January 18, 2021.
MONEY HEIST: KOREA RELEASE DATE AND TIME EXPLAINED
The international streaming release date for Money Heist: Korea has been set for June 24th, 2022, according to a new teaser released by Netflix on April 29th.
Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area will have 12 distinct episodes, according to Naver News. Fortunately, according to the streaming giants’ customary update window for new content, all episodes will launch simultaneously on June 24 from the following international times:
- Pacific Time: 12 AM
- Eastern Time: 3 AM
- British Time: 8 AM
- European Time: 9 AM
- India Time: 12.30 PM
- Philippine Time: 3 PM
- South Korea Time: 4 PM
- Australia Central Time: 4:30 PM
The show started filming in Seoul, South Korea, in the summer of 2021, but production was significantly hampered by the country’s quarantine regulations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Interestingly, the original Money Heist’s creator, Alex Pina, has stated that he is extremely excited about the idea of reimagining the series in South Korea.
“Korean content has captivated viewers all over the world across borders, just like ‘House of Paper’, through its unique composition and culture over the past few years.” From the side, I was fascinated by the potential of the Korean version of ‘House of Paper’.” – Alex Pina, via Naver News.
WHO HAS BEEN CAST IN NETFLIX’S KOREAN REMAKE?
The cast for the upcoming Korean adaptation of Money Heist was officially confirmed by Netflix in a press release on March 30, 2021. The infamous “Gang” from the first series will be made up of the actors and actresses listed below:
- Yoo Ji-tae as Professor
- Jeon Jong-seo as Tokyo
- Park Hae-soo as Berlin
- Lee Won-jong as Moscow
- Kim Ji-hun as Denver
- Jang Yoon-ju as Nairobi
- Lee Hyun-woo as Rio
- Kim Ji-hun as Helsinki
- Lee Kyu-ho as Oslo
Kim Yun-jin and Kim Sung-oh will play Seon Woo-jin and Captain Cha Moo-hyuk, respectively, as members of The Task Force, and Park Myung-hoon and Lee Joo-bin will play Cho Young-min and Yoon Mi-seon, two of the hostages, in the drama.
Lim Ji-yeon, Lim Hyeong-guk, and Lee Si-woo are additional cast members who have been made public, but it is unknown what roles they will play.