Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area Premieres June 24 on Netflix

By Rebecca Theodore-Vachon 

Netflix released the trailer for Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area, which premieres on June 24.

The series is a remake of the Spanish crime drama Money Heist, created by Alex Pina. The Professor (now played by Yoo Ji-Tae) approaches Tokyo (Jun Jong-seo) with an opportunity of a lifetime—to steal 4 trillion won from the Korea Unified Mint. Tokyo joins an assembled group of thieves who storm the mint under the command of Berlin (Park Hae-soo), who divides hostages based on their nationality, North Korean vs. South Korean, which only heightens tensions inside the mint.

Seon Woojin (Kim Yunjin), a South Korean negotiation specialist, must team up with former North Korean negotiation specialist Cha Moohyuk (Kim Seung-o) in a joint task force to save the hostages and stop the thieves and their daring plan.


In a statement, writer Ryu Yong-jae shared, “I thought it would make a compelling story if an added layer of North and South Korea can influence people’s trust and the need to cooperate with each other.”