And another one bites the dust.
La Casa De Papel is a bit of a phenomenon. Known as Money Heist in English speaking countries, the Netflix show started off with a pretty meek reception, but slowly as truly good television does, season after season it developed a global, devoted audience who sometimes even halted production as they crowded sets. But now, it's coming to an end.
Today, the show has announced that its fifth and final season will be its end. The ten-episode installment will begin filming in August — and likely season four — be a truly global endeavor shooting in Spain, Denmark, and Portugal.
"We've spent almost a year thinking about how to break up the brand," show creator and executive producer Alex Pina said in a statement. "How to put the Professor on the ropes. How to get into situations that are irreversible for many characters. The result is the fifth part of La Casa de Papel. The war reaches its most extreme and savage levels, but it is also the most epic and exciting season." Sounds like chaos, and that's exactly what we want to see.
For the unaware, the series revolves around major money heists, the complicated that it takes to pull them off, the interpersonal conflict that arises as they happen, and how the criminals avoid prison. That sounds really simplistic but ... just watch the show!
There are many returning characters including The Professor, Tokyo, Lisbon, Berlin, Rio, Denver, Stockholm, Arturo, Helsinki, Bogota, Marseille, Manila, Coronel Tamayo, Palermo, Inspector Sierra, and more. Of those characters, there are a few LGBTQ+ storylines.
You will remember that Palermo (you know, Mr. Boom Boom, Ciao himself) is in love with Berlin — they are best friends and Berlin is straight, though he once gave Palermo a passionate kiss to see if it did anything for him. Sadly it did not. Helsinki is also gay and is in love with Palermo. You know, the classic story of one gay man being in love with another gay man who strings him along while he's in love with someone who is unattainable — and in this case straight.
In addition, there's Manila, who is the cast's only trans person. While the representation is nice, the show was slammed for casting a cisgender actor to play the role.
The show will add two new actors to the ensemble cast in Miguel Angel Silvestre and Patrick Criado. Production will begin August 3rd. The first four seasons of Money Heist are available on Netflix now.