Netflix announces Korean remake of Spanish crime series Money Heist

Spanish drama Money Heist is the third most-watched show in the history of .

And now the blockbuster series is getting an official Korean remake, starring none other than Squid Game’s villain Park Hae-soo. 

Hae-soo, 40, played protagonist Seong Gi-hun’s rival Cho Sang-woo in Squid Gams.

Refresh: Spanish crime drama Money Heist (pictured) is the third most-watched show in the history of Netflix, and now the blockbuster series is getting an official Korean remake

Refresh: Spanish crime drama Money Heist (pictured) is the third most-watched show in the history of Netflix, and now the blockbuster series is getting an official Korean remake

Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area has a number of other big names attached, including Yoo Ji-tae (Oldboy, The Swindlers), Jeon Jong-seo (The Call), and Yunjin Kim, best known for playing Sun in the American mystery series Lost.

‘Disguised under the shadows of a mask, a crew of desperados band together under the leadership of a criminal mastermind known only as “The Professor” to pull off the biggest heist Korea has ever seen,’ Netflix teased in a press release.

The original Money Heist, aka La Casa de Papel, premiered on Netflix in 2019 and became an instant hit.

Last year, it was crowned the most-watched non-English Netflix series ever, until Squid Game surpassed it.

Star power: Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area will star Park Hae-soo (pictured), who played protagonist Seong Gi-hun's rival Cho Sang-woo in Squid Game

Star power: Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area will star Park Hae-soo (pictured), who played protagonist Seong Gi-hun’s rival Cho Sang-woo in Squid Game

Chilling: Hae-soo is featured in a newly released teaser trailer for the series

Chilling: Hae-soo is featured in a newly released teaser trailer for the series

The series received several awards including the International Emmy Award for Best Drama Series at the 46th International Emmy Awards.

It officially wrapped up in December, but a spin-off titled Berlin is already in the works, Прогон хрумером with a release date of 2023.

Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area is currently due for release later this year, but an exact date hasn’t been given yet.

Big names: The new Money Heist also stars Yunjin Kim (pictured), best known for playing Sun in the American mystery series Lost

Big names: The new Money Heist also stars Yunjin Kim (pictured), best known for playing Sun in the American mystery series Lost

While little is known about the Korean version, the creators have said that they will follow the original storyline while ‘breathing new life’ into it. 

It’s not the only exciting new Korean show coming to Netflix, with the high school zombie drama All Of Us Are Dead already garnering buzz ahead of its January 28th premiere.

The series centers around a high school that becomes ground zero for a zombie outbreak, and stars Squid Game actress Lee Yoo-mi.

Exciting: It's not the only exciting new Korean show coming to Netflix, with the high school zombie drama All Of Us Are Dead already garnering buzz ahead of its January 28th premiere

Exciting: It’s not the only exciting new Korean show coming to Netflix, with the high school zombie drama All Of Us Are Dead already garnering buzz ahead of its January 28th premiere

‘All of Us Are Dead tells the story of a group of students trapped in their school amid a zombie outbreak, forced to band together for survival,’ Netflix said in a statement.

‘With thousands of students immediately contaminated (depicted in the most realistic and heart-racing visuals), it leaves only a few remaining alive on campus,’ it continues.

‘This series revolves around these students who are linked by a desire to survive along with betrayal and friendship in its most unlikely forms.’

Single’s Inferno, which is a Korean take on Western dating shows like Love Island, has also been gaining popularity with international viewers.

Fame: Many of the participants from Single's Inferno have become major celebrities in Korea since the show topped Netflix charts all across Asia and beyond

Popular: Single’s Inferno, which is a Korean take on Western dating shows like Love Island, has also been gaining popularity with international viewers