Money Heist is a blast and we don’t need to stress enough on it. The show has become a global phenomenon since its release and has broken numerous records. After an incredible four-season run, fans are hopeful for Money Heist Season 5.
Money Heist or La casa de Papel is a Spanish heist drama. It follows a crew of bank robbers led by a mysterious man named ‘The Professor’. He recruits eight people from various backgrounds and ages. All of them have cities for code-names and carry out a meticulously crafted plan that leads to them robbing the Royal Mint of Spain and then the Bank of Spain.
So is Money Heist Season 5 coming back to Netflix? Let’s find out.
Also, a friendly reminder. Spoilers ahead.
Money Heist Season 5: Release Date
It is no surprise that Money Heist is coming back for another season. With its massive popularity, there is no way Netflix is going to back down on a show with such global appeal. The show has also broken numerous records since its premiere on Netflix and has gone on to garner more audience every day. Money Heist also holds the record of being the most-watched Foreign language TV show on Netflix.
Seasons 1 and 2 were initially part of a single series that aired on the Spanish network Antena 3 from May to November 2017. Netflix acquired the show later that year and re-cut them into 22 shorter episodes. They released them as two seasons, Season 1 on December 20, 2017, and Season 2 on April 6, 2018.
After the show found popularity in the streaming platform, they greenlit the show for two new seasons.
Part 4 or Season 4 of Money Heist premiered on April 3, 2020, and garnered an incredible 65 million views. Netflix also released a documentary that follows the making and the massive rise in popularity on the same day. The documentary is called ‘Money Heist: The Phenomenon’ and is available on Netflix.
THE HEIST COMES TO AN END
PART 5. pic.twitter.com/QOgJgzsqff
— Netflix (@netflix) July 31, 2020
But yeah, Money Heist Season 5 is indeed happening. Netflix officially confirmed Season 5 or Part 5 in a tweet on July 31.
The fifth season is expected to premiere in 2021 and is in the pre-production stage. The shooting was also momentarily delayed due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. But it seems like production has resumed. Furthermore, in an interview with Deadline, creator Alex Pina said that Season 5 is coming but he couldn’t comment any further as he said, “Netflix will put a bomb in my house.” (He is joking, of course!)
Pina also posted a photo on Instagram in July 2020 where he confirmed that he is writing Money Heist Season 5.
Who will be back?
Many cast members have confirmed their arrival in Money Heist Season 5.
Álvaro Morte who portrays The Professor took to Instagram on July 21 to announce his return. His caption read, “I’m back. The Professor is back.”
Úrsula Corberó also announced her return on Instagram. Her caption translated says, “Ready for the fifth season? The robbery comes to an end.”
Pedro Alonso also took to Instagram and suggested his return. Even though he was killed off in Season 2, we see him come back in Season 3 through flashbacks. More of Berlin is always welcome to fans. On August 5, he confirmed his return with some astounding BTS photos.
Itziar Ituño also confirmed her return via Instagram on September 10.
A big exit from the show in the last season was Nairobi’s. Alba Flores hasn’t revealed anything about her return. Fans were shocked to see her die in the final season and many still haven’t recovered yet. Will Flores come back for a cameo in Money Heist Season 5? We can just wait to find out.
Money Heist Season 5 will also see two new players.
Sense8 famed Miguel Ángel Silvestre officially announced his casting in the latest season in an Instagram post.
Also, writer, director, and actor José Manuel Seda would join the new season. He revealed his casting via Twitter.
Feliz por compartir el maravilloso regalo que recibí el día de mi cumpleaños:mi participación en la temporada final de @LaCasaDePapelTV una de esas series que cuando uno las ve, sueña con estar en ella. Gracias a @VancouverMed y @NetflixES 😊 #lacasapepapel5 #lcdp5 #MoneyHeist5 pic.twitter.com/FKS8P3jAED
— José Manuel Seda (@josemanuelseda) August 31, 2020
Other returning casts include:
- Miguel Herrán – Río
- Jaime Lorente – Denver
- Esther Acebo – Stockholm
- Darko Peric – Helsinki
- Hovik Keuchkerian – Bogotá
- Rodrigo De la Serna – Palermo
- Luka Peros – Marsella
- Enrique Arce – Arturo Román
- Fernando Cayo – Colonel Tamayo
- Belén Cuesta – Manila
- Olalla Hernández – Amanda
- Najwa Nimri – Alicia Sierra
- Roman Rymar – El Polaco
Money Heist Season 5: Potential Plot
Trust us, we also can’t get over Nairobi’s death at the end of Season 4. Fans anticipate her return in any form.
Season 4 ended with some huge cliffhangers.
At the end of Season 4, we see Sierra finding out the Professor’s hideout and holds him at gunpoint. It then cuts to black with a new rendition of ‘Bella Ciao’.
There’s also another big question. Did the gang escape from the roof? And even if they escape, how are they going to get back to their lives, now that all their identities are out in the open.
This will also be the final season of the show so expect a lot happening in the new season.
All this and more will be answered in Money Heist Season 5.