The first batch of six episodes of Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area landed on Netflix in the Summer, and fans have been made to wait patiently for part 2. It has now been confirmed that the remaining episodes will be coming to Netflix in December 2022. Here’s everything we know so far about Money Heist: Korea- Joint Economic Area part 2 on Netflix.
Although the Korean film/television industry is not notorious for producing remakes, we received an adaptation of La Casa de Papel, popularly known as Money Heist. The series was a big hit, having an 8.3 rating on MyDramaList and a rotten tomatoes score of 94%. When Money Heist: Korea, the remake of the original, aired in June 2022, it surprisingly intrigued the audience and provided a novel experience compared to the original, even though the basic premise remained unchanged.
Netflix officially revealed the second part of Money Heist: Korea with a trailer, and fans who have been yearning for an action thriller are overjoyed. While the backstories of characters such as Tokyo (Jeon Jong-seo) have changed slightly, the story’s main concept makes the series worth watching, even for those who have seen the original Money Heist.
The minute-long trailer begins with a subtle warning, “Tomorrow, we’re going to get out of here.” Just like in the original Spanish series, the Professor (Yoo Ji-tae) from an off-site location has led a team of thieves into the mint of a unified Korea. Just when the North and South are close to some form of unification, these thieves made up of individuals have broken into the mint where the unified currency is being printed, and they mean to get out – whatever that might mean.
The trailer along with the aforementioned warning opens to a task force seeking to breach the mint with the crew holed up inside. While the crew prepares to make away with the loot from the mint, the Professor makes a bold claim of seeking “to let the world know who the real thieves are.” Could it be that the brilliant mastermind has uncovered some nefarious dealings that have come from the unification of the North and South and the mint itself? However, a gamble has been made, and an off-screen voice is poised to be perhaps the task force’s “nightmare.”
The Professor returns on-screen to announce that the crew plans to make its getaway “amid the chaos” and it seems they have sown quite a lot of it at the moment. The unified task force has now realized that the heist team has an accomplice on the outside. That accomplice is revealed to be Seoul (Lim Ji-yeon) as the trailer begins to wrap with the chaos sown on the outside getting an extensive look.
What to expect from the second season of Money Heist: Korea-Joint Economic Area season 2?
The first season introduced us to The Professor’s ingenious plan to execute a four trillion won money heist. To accomplish this, he hired a few people with broken pasts and successfully infiltrated the Mint at JEA. Following the capture of the hostages, they began printing banknotes worth four trillion won while claiming to have a hidden agenda against the authorities.
We witness how Woo-jin got near to uncovering The Professor’s identity after a few encounters between the heist team led by Yoo Jin-tae and the police unit commanded by Seon Woo-jin, who also happens to be lovers. The heist team, on the other hand, has fulfilled its mission and is planning the escape route. Meanwhile, Woo-jin is hell-bent on rescuing the hostages and apprehending the infiltrators.
Regardless of how the story seems to be winding down, there is still more to explore in the second season. Despite the professor’s fundamental rule regarding relationships, we can assume from the teaser that the second season will center on the romance of Rio (Lee Hyun-woo) and Tokyo, Denver (Kim Ji-hoon), and Mi-seon (Lee Joo-bin). Seo Woo-jin will attempt to unmask the identity of The Professor, who also happens to be her love interest. The second season’s focus, however, would be on how the heist team escapes from the Mint without getting into a fight with the police on both ends.
Money Heist: Korea Season 2: The Cast
The main cast of the K-drama’s first season will return for the second season, as the upcoming episodes were shot back to back with the previous ones. As seen in the first Spanish Money Heist, several new characters will emerge as the story progresses. Yoo Ji-tae, The Professor as the heist’s mastermind, and Yunjin Kim as Seon Woo-jin, the task force’s police officer, will return for even more intense mind games in the next season. The former is well-known for his appearances in popular dramas such as Ji Chang-Wook’s Healer, Different Dreams, and Mad Dog, while the latter rose to prominence on Heartbeat, Confession, and Lost.
Apart from these two leading roles, the other prominent cast members for the second season include Lee Si-woo as Ann, Eugene Ko as Vice Director, Jeon Jong-seo as Tokyo, Park Hae-soo as Berlin, Kim Ji-hoon as Denver, Joo-Bin Lee as Youn Misun, Hyun-Woo Lee as Rio, Yoon-ju Jang as Nairobi, Won-jong Lee as Moscow, Ji-Hoon Kim as Helsinki, Kyu-Ho Lee as Oslo, and Victoria Grace as Anne.
Money Heist season 2 release date
Thanks to the release of the official teaser trailer, we can now confirm that the second season of Money Heist: Korea- Joint Economic Area is coming to Netflix on Friday, December 9th, 2022.
This second part of the series will consist of only six episodes. Kim Hong-Sun will direct Part 2.