Season four of Money Heist (La casa de papel) increased the action and introduced more bloodshed than the previous three seasons combined.
Season four’s finale may have followed the same pattern as season two’s, conveniently wrapping up the heist after just two seasons. However, nothing seems to have gone according to plan this time, and the gang has been forced to buy some more time.
Season four ends on a cliffhanger, leaving the door open for a possible fifth season of Money Heist.
Netflix, luckily, has confirmed that it will happen.
Money Heist will return for a fifth – and final – season, Netflix revealed on Friday, July 31, adding, “The heist will come to an end.”
Season five of Money Heist will be shot in Spain, Denmark, and Portugal, with a total of ten episodes. Netflix started production on Season 5 only a few days after the announcement, beginning on August 3.
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When will Money Heist season 5 be released on Netflix?
Season 5 of Money Heist took a long time to get greenlit, but as one of the most successful Netflix series in the world (it was rated #2 in the UK on April 6, 2020), it was never likely that the streamer would cancel an unfinished storey.
“It’s pure rock’n’roll,” said Professor Lvaro Morte (via the Guardian). “Once you’ve seen the first chapter of the film, you’ll be fully immersed in it.”
Between seasons three and four of Money Heist, fans had to wait just under nine months. We would have been back at the bank by the end of 2020 if Season 5 had followed the same trend.
Netflix, on the other hand, suspended development on all of its original shows for two weeks on March 15, 2020, due to the continuing pandemic.
According to news, the cast and crew are now back in service.
There’s no news about when we should expect it, but if nothing goes wrong, it might happen this year, possibly in October.
Who will be in Money Heist season 5?
Netflix has announced who we should expect to see in Season 5, and there are a few new additions to the cast.
New cast members Miguel ngel Silvestre (Sky Rojo, Sense 8) and Patrick Criado (Goya award nominee for La gran familia espaola, Vivir sin permiso) have been confirmed.
Returning cast members include: Úrsula Corberó (Tokyo), Álvaro Morte (The Professor) , Itziar Ituño (Lisbon), Miguel Herrán (Rio), Jaime Lorente (Denver), Esther Acebo (Stockholm), Enrique Arce (Arturo), Darko Peric (Helsinki), Hovik Keuchkerian (Bogotá), Luka Peros (Marseille), Belén Cuesta (Manila), Fernando Cayo (Coronel Tamayo), Rodrigo de la Serna (Palermo), Najwa Nimri (Inspector Sierra), José Manuel Poga (Gandía), and Pedro Alonso (Berlín).
When it comes to Berlin, showrunner Lex Pina says that his top bosses wanted him to kill him off.
In Money Heist: The Phenomenon, Pina said, “I said I had no intention of taking him out of the series” (via Hindustan Times). “‘This character doesn’t mesh with the times,’ someone said. ‘I think you should delete him from the series.'”
Pina, on the other hand, saw a need to hold him.
“In many respects, [he is] a misogynist, narcissist, and psychopath… But, in the series, we could have a character like that, and the audience could choose which side they support, right?”
Is it possible that Rio will meet his demise in the final chapter? Herrán posted the picture below on social media, which may simply be a nod to Season 5 being the last season. It may also suggest something far more sinister…
Jesús Colmenar (Executive Producer), Cristina López Ferraz (Director of Production and Executive Producer), Javier Gómez Santander (head writer), Migue Amodeo (Director of Photography), and Esther Martínez-Lobato (Co-Producer) are among the crew members working on the next instalment
Three directors will be in charge of the new season: Jesús Colmenar, Koldo Serra and Álex Rodrigo
What will happen in the fifth season of Money Heist?
Season 5 of Money Heist will pick up where the previous seasons left off, with the professor and his crew doing what they do best: high-level armed robbery with a splash of political resistance thrown in.
There are a few loose ends left hanging at the end of season four that could be explored in future episodes.
Lisbon is now inside the bank, but with Inspectora Alicia Sierra cornering the professor, Lisbon and the others have no way out. They’ll have to keep melting gold at breakneck pace while hoping Sergio will outsmart Sierra once and for all.
Is Álvaro Morte implying that his character can face difficulties in the future? “In some ways, the professor is extremely intelligent, but not in all. I believe he has excellent planning and strategy skills, but I believe he is one of the most clumsy men on the planet when it comes to emotional intelligence.”
There’s also the matter of the nefarious Easter egg to remember.
The resistance song ‘Bella Ciao’ can be heard playing at the end of the credits, for those who stayed to watch them. The song is full of themes that have played a significant role in the series, but who is singing it this time is much more relevant.
Just a few seconds after the credits begin to roll, actress Najwa Nimri sings a cover of the song, according to Oprah Magazine. Before that, the only characters who sing this song are those who fight alongside Berlin and Sergio, and it acts as a sort of induction to their cause.
Does this suggest that Alicia will be a member of the party in Season 5?
While it’s possible that this is just a coincidence, the fact that Nimri also delivers the final line of dialogue right before the credits indicates that the connection is more intentional.
Alicia may be Tatiana, Berlin’s wife from the latest flashbacks, according to some fan theories, but that seems a little far-fetched. While the two women appear to be identical, Tatiana is played by Diana Gómez, not Nimri.
Even, we shouldn’t rule out the possibility of a link between the two. After all, Money Heist hasn’t shied away from shocking family revelations in the past, so Alicia and Tatiana may be related after all.
In any case, don’t be shocked if Alicia joins the cause in season five, fully changing the show’s dynamics.
Úrsula Corberó (Tokio) talked to Identity Mag about where she feels her character and Rio will go in the future.
“I’ve been debating whether or not this is a toxic relationship.” We can see this from the start, with Rio’s vulnerability and Tokio’s protectiveness of him. However, Tokio’s attitude can make it a little toxic. In terms of their future, I’m pretty sure I know where things are going to go from here… As far as I can tell, there are two teams – and we can clearly see this on social media. Some people want Tokio and Rio to reconcile and get back together, while others are adamantly opposed to them ever getting back together.”
But it isn’t just the ongoing storyline that could shift. There’s potential for entire universes outside of the main show, similar to the Fast & Furious or Power franchises, and the writers seem to have fully embraced those possibilities. “We do have several possibilities for some spinoffs, indeed,” showrunner Alex Pina told Oprah magazine, “and I think that’s due to the clear and influential personalities of the characters.”
“We’ve always searched out characters with a layered, dynamic nature. As a result, I believe that almost every character in Money Heist has a dual personality that we would like to see explored further in a spinoff. Any of them may be seen in a different way.
“I believe Arturito should star in a dark comedy.” Berlin’s case for his own show is compelling: he’s a misogynist, a psychopath, egocentric, a narcissist, a delinquent, a rapist… yet he’s adored by many because he values friendship, loyalty, and fraternity.
“From Nairobi to El Profesor… Denver is just another charming character.” I’d love to write them all as spinoffs!”
Jaime Lorente, who plays Denver on the show, revealed to Identify Magazine (via Pinkvilla) what has been his most difficult moment in the season.
“I think the most difficult scene for me was in season two when Moscow, Denver’s father, died because it was such an emotional scene,” he said. “Because of how complicated the situation was, it was very painful and took a lot of mental preparation.”
He went on to say that his favourite seasons were the first two: “We were able to go on vacations and fly to several different locations and countries at that time. And it was at that time that the show began to gain widespread acclaim.”
Pina was willing to reveal some main plot details (via EW) – but keep in mind that English isn’t his first language while reading these quotes. “We’re transitioning from a chess game – a purely intellectual tactic – to a war strategy based on attack and contention.
“We still strive for charismatic, intelligent, and gleaming adversaries,” he said. “In this case, in the pure war film genre, we also look for characters who can match The Professor’s intellect.”
He went on to say: “Money Heist’s DNA is laced with adrenaline. Things happen every thirty seconds, disrupting the characters and turning the storey on its head. The adrenaline rush combined with the emotions evoked by completely dynamic, magnetic, and unpredictable characters will last until the Bank of Spain heist is completed.
“The gang, on the other hand, will be pulled into irreversible circumstances, into a wild war: this is the most epic aspect of all the parts we’ve shot.
“It’s action and emotion, black comedy and drama, romance and pathos,” says the director.
Sounds good to us.
When will the fifth season of Money Heist premiere?
There won’t be any fresh video for Money Heist for a while.
However, it’s likely that a marketing teaser promo would be released before the actual sneak peek, just to keep us on the edge of our seats.