Netflix has revealed that the platform’s most successful Spanish-language series “Money Heist” (“Casa de papel”) will end with the conclusion of Part 5, tweeting on Friday that “The heist comes to an end.”
Shooting is set to begin soon in Spain, Denmark and Portugal, with actors Miguel Ángel Silvestre, a Netflix alum of “Narcos” and “Sense8,” and Patrick Criado, most recently in Movistar Plus’ most-viewed original series “The Invisible Line,” joining the established and now iconic cast featuring Úrsula Coberó (Tokyo), Álvaro Morte (The Professor) , Itziar Ituño (Lisbon) and Pedro Alonso (Berlin) among others.
“We’ve spent almost a year thinking about how to break up the band,” said creator and showrunner Alex Pina. “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.”
Jesús Colmenar will executive produce with Pina finishing his run as executive producer and showrunner along with Cristina López Ferraz who will once again fill the role of director of production. Javier Gómez Santander will head writer and co-produce with DoP Migue Amodeo and Esther Martínez-Lobato.
Regular directors Jesús Colmenar, Koldo Serra and Álex Rodrigo return behind the camera.
Just how “Money Heist” can ever come to an end is another question. More than any other series in the world, “Money Heist” has embodied Netflix’s philosophy, and commercial strategy, that great series can come from anywhere and be seen everywhere, even if not shot in the English-language.
Netflix’s most-watched non-English language series ever from when it was first made available on the streaming service, “Money Heist” transformed radically in Part 3, going global in its locations, adding heavy VFX and raising the bar on its action. It had already beeb adopted by fans around the world as a tale of youth’s disenfranchisement in an ultra-capitalist world. Fans will want it to go out with bang. Preferably lots of them.