‘Money Heist’ Set to Return for its Fifth and Final Season on Netflix

The Professor’s masterplan (hopefully) gets resolved with two new characters in the mix.

It’s time to say “Bella Ciao” to one of Netflix’s most adrenaline-pumping series’ to date. The international megahit, Money Heist, was officially renewed for its fifth and final season on the streaming platform. Production is set to begin on Monday, with filming locations spanning Denmark, Spain, and Portugal.

*This post may contain spoilers.*

The series initially follows a group of misfits brought together by “The Professor” (Álvaro Morte) to rob 2.4 billion euros from the Royal Mint of Spain, which he deems “the most perfect robbery in Spanish history.” As the series evolves, so do its characters (and the hefty crimes they commit), leaving fans both emotionally attached and hungry for more. Plus, there’s something incredibly satisfying about watching complicated plans get executed almost perfectly – emphasis on almost.

“We’ve spent almost a year thinking about how to break up the band. 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,” said Álex Pina, the series creator and executive producer. “The war reaches its most extreme and savage levels, but it is also the most epic and exciting season.”

Joining the epic cast as part of The Professor’s team will be Sense8 alum Miguel Ángel Silvestre and Spanish actor Patrick Criado. When asked about how the characters will contribute to the storyline, Pina told EW, “We always try that our opponents be charismatic, intelligent, shiny. In this case, in pure war film genre, we also look for characters whose intelligence can measure up against The Professor’s.”

Season Four of the series premiered in April 2020 and, needless to say, the shocking ending left fans desperate to know what comes next. Although an official premiere date has yet to be announced, the show will continue to delve into the lives of its dynamic characters, especially Denver’s childhood friend, Manila.

Pina shared: “We are moving from a chess game – a mere intellectual strategy – to a war strategy: attack and contention.”

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