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‘Money Heist’, known as ‘Le casa de papel’ literally translating to ‘The Paper House’ is a Spanish heist television series that first aired on May 2, 2017, on Antena 3, the Spanish network. However, it became an internet sensation only after its release on Netflix, which had picked it up for international distribution in late 2017. Although the show was first intended as a miniseries, Netflix edited and released it as two separate seasons. Soon, the show gained widespread acclaim and proved to be a work of art and sheer brilliance. In its first quarterly report of 2018, Netflix revealed that Money Heist was the most-watched non-English language series ever on their streaming service.

Alex Pina is the creator of the show and also serves as the executive producer along with Sonia Martínez, Jesús Colmenar, Esther Martínez Lobato, and Nacho Manubens.

The addition of ‘Money Heist’ to Netflix’s library is just another example of how the streaming platform is branching out to include spectacular content from foreign markets. Another such valuable foreign addition would be ‘Suburra: Blood on Rome‘, which is an Italian Netflix original and one of the finest crime dramas on the platform.

Money Heist Cast: Who is in it?

The cast of ‘Money Heist’ is led by Alvaro Morte who plays Sergio Marquina or The Professor. Other cast members include Ursula Corbero as Silene Oliveira, the narrator, and the protagonist. She is joined by Itziar Ituno as Raquel Murillo, Paco Tous as Agustín Ramos dos Hermanas, Pedro Alonso as Andrés de Fonollosa, second in command to the Professor, Alba Florez as Ágata Jiménez, Miguel Herran as Anibal Cortes, and Jaime Lorente as Daniel Ramos. They make up the crew assembled by The Professor, and each of them has a specific skill set that they bring to the table.

In the upcoming season, it is likely that the entire group along with the brains of the operation, Salvador “Salva” Martín, will return for another heist.

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Money Heist Plot: What is it about?

The first two seasons of ‘Money Heist’ revolves around a criminal mastermind who goes by “The Professor”, who has a plan to pull off the biggest heist in recorded history — to print billions of euros in the Royal Mint of Spain. To help him carry out the ambitious plan, he recruits eight people with certain abilities and who have nothing to lose. The group of thieves takes hostages to aid in their negotiations with the authorities, who strategize to come up with a way to capture The Professor. As more time elapses, the robbers prepare for a showdown with the police. 

The show is clever, tense and brilliantly acted out. The heist drama almost feels like vintage ‘Prison Break‘. However, the aim here is to stay in until the job is done. It is a high-stress job too, to be locked into the Royal Mint of Spain, in Madrid, the capital city. The endgame of the plan is simple, to print 2.4 billion euros. However, this requires 11 days of seclusion during which the robbers have to deal with elite police forces and 67 hostages. And as you would expect, their plan is successful … or is it?

In season 3, we see the group come together for another mission. This time to save Rio, who gets captured by authorities. Under the Professor, the team yet again manages to fool authorities with their clever antics and audacious planning.

What makes ‘Money Heist’ stand out is the how well thought out the plans are. As anyone who has seen heist movies will know, how difficult it is to convince the audience into believing the plot. Then, there’s so much going on the screen that if the show is not executed well, not only the heist looks fake, the whole set up crumbles down. But ‘Money Heist’ suffers from none of those issues. It keeps getting better with every episode.

Money Heist Season 4 Release Date: When does it premiere?

‘Money Heist’ Season 3 premiered on July 19, 2019 on Netflix. The show has been immensely successful over the last three seasons. While Netflix folks don’t usually like to continue shows for more than three seasons, the success of ‘Money Heist’ might prompt them to keep going. More importantly, there is still a lot left in the story that can be explored in subsequent seasons. Keeping everything in mind, we fully expect the show to be renewed for yet another season. And if that does happen, our best guess is that ‘Money Heist’ season 4 release date could fall sometime in July, 2020. We will update this section as soon as we learn more.

Money Heist Trailer:

While we wait for an update on ‘Money Heist’ season 4, check out the season 3 trailer below. If you haven’t seen the show yet head over to Netflix to catch all the episodes of the previous seasons.

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