“The heist comes to an end.”
That’s the message posted on the official La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) Twitter account.
It confirms what fans have feared — that Netflix’s Spanish-language drama is officially coming to an end after the fifth season. It’s also a confirmation that the series has been renewed for a fifth season, which was a given not only because of the show’s massive success but also considering Alvaro Morte (the Professor) posted a photo that production on the season was underway.
— La Casa de Papel (@lacasadepapel) July 31, 2020
Entertainment Weekly reports the series will officially begin production on Monday in Denmark before venturing to Spain and Portugal.
The season will wrap up the ongoing heist at the Bank of Spain, which is where season 4 left off.
The eight-episode fourth season, which premiered in April, ended with the robbers inside the bank losing a critical member of the team as the Professor is ambushed by the former police inspector, Alicia Sierra, who has gone rogue.
According to Pop Culture, series creator, Alex Pina, said the series will be “moving from a chess game — a mere intellectual strategy — to a war strategy: attack and contention” in the final installment.
He also went on to say it’s the “most epic” yet, which is hard to believe since every season has been epic, thrilling, and full of anxiety.
“Adrenaline is within Money Heist‘s DNA. Every thirty seconds things take place and disrupt the characters, a turn of the screw to the action. The adrenaline mixed with feelings arising from absolutely complex, magnetic, unforeseeable characters will continue until the end of the heist to the Bank of Spain,” Pina said. “However, the gang will now be pushed into irreversible situations, into a wild war: it is the most epic part of all the parts we’ve shot.”
The first four seasons are available for streaming. You can also watch the documentary, which is equally as thrilling and informative as the series!
This isn’t the first time the show has said goodbye. While season 3 and 4 are “Netflix Originals,” the series initially aired on a free, local channel in Spain where it didn’t get much love and was cancelled after season 2. Netflix ended up putting the show on its service, and it began to gain momentum through word of mouth. As its popularity grew, it was hard for Netflix to ignore what millions of people worldwide were now aware of — the show was fantastic. And thus, they commissioned additional seasons!
Fast-forward to today, and Money Heist is one of Netflix’s most successful shows. The fourth season drew in over 60 million viewers making the show more watched than Tiger King and the top watched non-English show. It was also one of the most-watched shows during the coronavirus quarantine!
Goodbyes are never easy, especially when it comes to a show that has captivated the nation, but it’s better to say “ciao” now while the show is still in its prime. We wouldn’t want it to overstay its welcome, and the chances of them getting out alive and pulling off another heist are slim to none.
Netflix Announces Two-Part Season 5 for ‘Money Heist’ – Find Out When It Will Premiere
La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) finally has a premiere date on Netflix! In fact, it has two premiere dates lined up for 2021!
The fifth season, which will serve as the popular show’s final season, will be broken up into two parts.
Money Heist Part Five, Volume 1 will drop worldwide on September 3, while Volume 2 will arrive a few short months later on December 3.
Both parts will include five episodes each for a total of 10 episodes.
Netflix also released a dramatic, slow-motion trailer pumping up the final season, and from the looks of it, everyone’s lives are on the line.
There’s no turning back from this heist as the police and the military close in on The Professor’s gang with guns blazing.
The season picks up where season 4 left off with the gang rescuing Lisbon and bringing her inside Madrid’s Bank of Spain, where they’ve been posted for four days.
Outside of the bank, the Professor has been captured by Sierra, who has gone rogue and is on the run.
“The most important moments are those we understand when there’s no return,” Tokyo, the protagonist and narrator, says in the trailer.
As gunfire erupts in a full-on war with the authorities, she notes: “there’s no turning back.”
Series creator Alex Pina teased that the final season would “put The Gang on the ropes.”
“In volume 2, we focus more on the emotional situation of the characters. It is a journey across their sentimental map that connects us directly to their departure,” he explained.
‘Money Heist’ Wraps Production on Season 5 – When Will It Premiere?
Netflix is gearing up for one final heist.
Spanish-language series La Casa de Papel, also known as Money Heist, has wrapped production on season 5.
The series made the announcement on social media, writing: “What started as a heist, ended as a family.”
What started as a heist, ended as a family.
It’s a wrap on Part 5 of La Casa de Papel / Money Heist.
Thank you to all the fans for being part of La Resistencia! We can’t wait to show you how this story ends. pic.twitter.com/ey2TuEZENh
— Netflix (@netflix) May 14, 2021
Production resumed on the fifth and final season last August after a delay due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The upcoming season will star Úrsula Coberó (Tokyo), Álvaro Morte (The Professor), Itziar Ituño (Lisbon), Pedro Alonso (Berlin), 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), and José Manuel Poga (Gandía).
Many of the cast members shared touching messages on social media thanking fans for their love and support ahead of the final season.
It’s unclear when the series will premiere, but fans are hoping it’s sometime soon.
Elite, another hit Spanish series, returns for its fourth season on June 18th. I doubt the shows would want to compete with each other, so my guess is LCDP may premiere in August or September.
We can’t wait to see how it all ends.
Money Heist: Who Is Alicia Sierra and How Is She Connected to the Professor and the Overall Heist?
There’s no shortage of intriguing and enigmatic characters on Netflix’s Money Heist (La Casa de Papel), but season 3 of the crime drama introduced fans to Alicia Sierra (Najwa Nimri), lead police investigator in the Bank of Spain heist, and quite frankly, the most puzzling character to date.
Sierra is an exciting and worthy replacement for former police inspector Raquel Murillo aka Lisbon, who left her policing days behind to join the Professor’s merry band of robbers following their first heist at the Royal Mint.
With a lollipop in hand, Sierra is ready to stop the robbery of the bank in its tracks and finally bring the criminals to justice. Her actions and decisions bring a new level of unpredictability to the series, which makes her a worthy opponent for the Professor. Raquel played by his rules, but Sierra has figured out his rules and kept up with them… almost too well.
She’s in it to win it, and prior to her introduction, we hadn’t seen anyone who was equally as cunning as the Professor.
She’s defined by her brutality; while others would shudder at the thought of using family members as leverage, she’s overjoyed to cross the line on multiple occasions including when she uses Nairobi’s son and Raquel’s ailing mother to manipulate them.
Sierra isn’t just crazy good at her job, she’s simply crazy… and that allows her to go head-to-head with the Professor, with or without the support of law enforcement. She’s a sociopath, in her own way, that’s equally as complex, ruthless, intelligent, and confident as both the Professor and Berlin.
There are also many parallels between her and Raquel as they’ve both been outsmarted by the Professor on a few occasions, they both lost the support of their team while working the heist investigations, they were both turned into scapegoats for agency, and they both used their instinct to successfully hunt the Professor down.
But there’s a key difference that sets Sierra apart from Raquel — she’s not in love with the Professor.
Raquel pursued the Professor, but she was also blinded by love. The trust they developed when she didn’t know who he truly was made it easier for her to understand that, though flawed, his intentions behind the heist were noble.
Sierra, on the other hand, was motivated to find the Professor to finish a job. She never once lost sight of the prize, and one could say her dedication to the job and capturing the bad guys has been fueling and motivating her.
The dramatic season 4 cliffhanger, which ended with Sierra finding the Professor’s hideout and ambushing him by pointing a gun at his head, proves we’ll dig deeper into her character come season 5.
She may have the upper-hand as things stand now, but there’s a huge chance the Professor will manipulate and outsmart her while giving us some much-needed background about her.
The vagueness about Sierra’s villainous character has drawn much attention from fans who are theorizing how she’ll play into the storyline moving forward.
All we know for certain is that she and Raquel attended police training together, her husband died a few months ago due to cancer (we don’t even know who German is or if he’s important to the story), and that she’s pregnant (and even that’s questionable).
The thought that Sierra may be faking her pregnancy crossed my mind while binge-watching the series.
Even before Sierra was roped into leading the investigation at the Bank of Spain, she was responsible for inhumanely torturing Rio through illegal tactics such as waterboarding and burying him alive.
Much of her actions indicate that she doesn’t have much of a maternal bone in her body, and it’s possible that she’s faking her pregnancy to gain sympathy from the public in the instance that her sadistic actions come to light.
The sympathy card has worked on many occasions for the Professor and his robbers, and realistically, we’re all less likely to judge a pregnant woman’s action. It could be the reason why the agency attempted to place the blame solely on her when the Professor exposed their torture tactics on a civilian.
There have also been other moments where Sierra is seen smoking, gorging on junk food, and drinking caffeine. All of that compounded with the stress of the job cannot be good for a woman in such an advanced pregnancy.
One could chalk this up to personal quirks and Sierra’s unhealthy coping mechanisms, or, it could be a huge red flag that the pregnancy isn’t real. Don’t even get me started about the stamina needed to spend hours interrogating someone or hunting down the Professor without any assistance.
There’s an added level of suspense to having a pregnant maniac in charge — especially so far along in the pregnancy — because the audience is always wondering when she’ll go into labor.
The most likely (and predictable) scenario lends itself to Sierra going into labor while pointing the gun at the Professor. It would catch her off guard, put her at a disadvantage, and force her to rely on the Professor to help her give birth. It would also allow the Professor to regain control of the situation.
Even though he has some of the most meticulously thought-out plans that anticipate every possible outcome, luck has a tendency of working in his favor.
But that’s the key to all of this — anticipation. The Professor has played out every possible scenario in his head. Even the ones that have taken him by surprise have, at some point, crossed his mind, so it’s unlikely that he’d be careless enough to leave behind a trail leading directly back to him.
If Raquel was able to find his first hideout, the chances are high that he would consider that another agent, one that isn’t blinded by love and is more cutthroat than Raquel, would be able to track him down, too.
Not to mention the Professor also has an advantage this time around because Raquel knows Sierra personally and can predict how she’d act in certain situations.
By making Rio’s torture private, he could’ve anticipated that the agency would try to save face by placing the blame on Sierra, like they did with Raquel, and thus, figured she would seek him out. It’s entirely possible that the license plate and the footage of him threatening a cop that led Sierra to him was all part of the plan.
He laid the breadcrumbs and she fell into his trap thinking it was a victory. Maybe she’s a necessary part of the plan to help the gang escape from the Bank of Spain alive and with the gold?
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