Money Heist Cast
Money Heist Cast: Money Heist (Spanish: La casa de Papel, transl. The House of Paper) is a Spanish television crime drama series. Created by Álex Pina, the series was initially intended as a limited series to be told in two parts. It had its original run of 15 episodes on Spanish network Antena 3 from 2 May 2017 through 23 November 2017. Netflix acquired the global streaming rights in late 2017. It re-cut the series into 22 shorter episodes and released them worldwide, beginning with the first part on 20 December 2017, followed by the second part on 6 April 2018. In April 2018, Netflix renewed the series with a significantly increased budget for 16 new episodes total. Part 3, with 8 episodes, was released on 19 July 2019. Filming of part 4 ended in August 2019.
Season 1: Parts 1 and 2 (2017)
Part 1 begins with the aftermath of a failed bank robbery by a woman named “Tokyo”, as a man named the “Professor” approaches her to save her from being caught by the police. The story then jumps to the beginning of a multi-day assault on the Royal Mint of Spain in Madrid. The eight robbers are code-named after cities: Tokyo, Moscow, Berlin, Nairobi, Rio, Denver, Helsinki, and Oslo. Dressed in red jumpsuits with a mask of the Spanish painter Salvador Dalí, the group of robbers take 67 hostages as part of their plan to print and escape with €2.4 billion through a self-built escape tunnel. The Professor heads the heist from an external location. Flashbacks throughout the series show the five months of preparation in an abandoned hunting estate in the Toledo countryside; the robbers are not to share personal information nor engage in personal relationships.
Season 2: Part 3 (2019)
Part 3 begins two to three years after the heist on the Royal Mint of Spain, showing the robbers enjoying their lives paired-up in diverse locations. However, when Europol captures Rio with an intercepted phone, the Professor picks up Berlin’s old plans to assault the Bank of Spain to force Europol to hand over Rio. He and Raquel (going by “Lisbon”) get the gang including Mónica (going by “Stockholm”) back together and enlist three new members: Bógota, Palermo, and Marseille. The disguised robbers sneak into the heavily guarded bank, take hostages and eventually gain access to the gold and state secrets, while the Professor and Lisbon are in a moving van to communicate with the robbers and the police. A breach in the bank is thwarted, forcing the police, lead by Colonel Luis Tamayo and pregnant inspector Alicia Sierra, to release Rio to the robbers. Part 3 concludes with Lisbon being caught, and Professor interprets gunshots in the distance as her execution. When Palermo radios the Professor to inform him that Nairobi has been gravely injured by a police-inflicted sniper shot in the chest and that the police are about to begin another assault on the bank, the distraught and shaken Professor declares DEFCON 2. The final moments reveal to the audience that Lisbon’s execution was faked, with Lisbon alive and in custody. Tokyo narrates that the Professor had fallen for his own trap and that “the war had begun.”
In March 2017, Antena3 announced that Úrsula Corberó, Álvaro Morte and Alba Flores were to star in the upcoming series. Morte had appeared in Álex Pina’s TV series El embarcadero, while Flores had appeared in Pina’s TV series Locked Up. Antena3 further boasted a “magnificent acting cast” inducing: Itziar Ituño, Paco Tous, Pedro Alonso, Miguel Herrán, Jaime Lorente, Esther Acebo, Enrique Arce, María Pedraza, Darko Peric, and Kiti Mánver. In October 2018, Netflix announced the return of Úrsula Corberó, Álvaro Morte, Pedro Alonso, Jaime Lorente, Miguel Herrán, Darko Peric, Alba Flores, Esther Acebo, Itziar Ituño, Enrique Arce, Kiti Mánver, Juan Fernández, and Mario de la Rosa.Netflix also announced new cast members who would join the series, including Hovik Keuchkerian, Fernando Cayo, Rodrigo de la Serna, and Najwa Nimri, who had also appeared in Pina’s Locked Up.