Netflix's "Money Heist" Part 5: Release Date, Plot, Cast And More
The highly-anticipated return of the Spanish series, "Money Heist" is coming later this year. Here are all the things we know so far about Part Five.
Money Heist or La Casa de Papel, Netflix's most popular non-English language original series has just announced the release date for Part Five. After the cliffhanger at the end of Part Four, fans have been anticipating when the next part will hit our computer screens.
The heist drama is so popular that it amassed an unexpected cult following, inspiring numerous cosplays and costumes donning the iconic Salvador Dali mask and red jumpsuits or resurging the interest in the Italian song, Ciao Bella. The global hit series will be also be getting a Korean remake, which is currently in the works.
Are you excited about Part Five? Read on to find out all the details about the upcoming season.
It will be released in two volumes
Money Heist Part Five will be released in two instalments of five episodes each. The first volume will be released on September 3 while volume two will be dropping on December 3.
On the decision to split Part Five into two volumes, show creator Álex Pina said, "When we began to write Part 5 in the midst of the pandemic, we felt that we had to change what was expected from the ten-episode season and used every tool we could to create the sensation of a season finale or series finale in the first volume itself".
"We decided to work in an extremely aggressive genre, putting the gang on the ropes. In volume two, we focus more on the emotional situation of the characters. It is a journey across their sentimental map that connects us directly to their departure", he adds.
It will be the final season
This was announced a while back but in case you missed it, Part Five of the Spanish original series will be its last season, putting the iconic heist story to an end.
Slow-motion teaser revealed
To coincide with the announcement of Part Five's two-volume release date, Netflix also released a minute-long slow-motion teaser for fans. We see a boot stepping on the iconic Salvador Dali mask from the series, followed by a voice-over by lead character Tokyo and a montage scene of the gang.
She says, "The most important moments are those when we understand there's no return. There's no way back." The last scene is of the gang wearing their signature red jumpsuits, bulletproof vest and guns all huddled together, looking like it it's their final moments together.
As with previous parts, we can expect Part Five to start right where Part Four ended: the gang trapped in the Bank of Spain for over 100 hours. While they've managed to rescue Lisbon, they're still dealing with the loss of their own (spoiler: Nairobi). The Professor has been captured by Sierra and for the first time, doesn't have an escape plan.
Just when it seems like nothing else could go wrong, an enemy comes on the scene that's much more powerful than any they've faced: the army. The end of the heist is approaching and what started as a robbery is now turning into an all-out war.
The cast members
The stellar cast is lead by Úrsula Coberó (Tokyo), Álvaro Morte (The Professor), Itziar Ituño (Lisbon), Miguel Herrán (Rio), Jaime Lorente (Denver), Esther Acebo (Stockholm), Enrique Arce (Arturo Román), Darko Peric (Helsinki), Luka Peros (Marseille), Belén Cuesta (Manila), Fernando Cayo (Colonel Luis Tamayoa), Rodrigo de la Serna (Palermo), Najwa Nimri (Alicia Sierra Montes) and José Manuel Poga (César Gandía).
Old cast members, Pedro Alonso (Berlin) and Hovik Keuchkerian (Bogotá) may make another appearance. Two new cast members will join, Miguel Ángel Silvestre from Netflix's Sense8 and Narcos and Spanish Academy Award-nominee Patrick Criado.
The new trailer
Netflix has dropped Money Heist's first official trailer together with a key art featuring all the characters wielding guns and ready in action as they make their last stand. The official announcement comes with the tagline, "Always fight. Never surrender".
The two-minute trailer comes with a voiceover from Tokyo, "Locked up for a hundred hours, trapped, about to be killed, and having lost a best friend, it feels like a hundred years have gone by" as we're shown montages of Tokyo being locked, Helsinki carrying Naibori. We then cut to Professor being caught and saying to the team that "it's possible this is the last time I'll speak to all of you".
The authorities decided to bring the military in. Knowing that they're trapped, the team refuses to back down without a fight and armed themselves—after all, they are The Resistance.
This article was originally published on May 5, 2021 and was updated on August 3, 2021.