Money Heist is returning for a fifth and final season on Netflix later this year.
Season four of the Spanish thriller series was a hit with fans, and spent several weeks in the Top 10 most watched on the platform.
Few details have been released ahead of the new series, but viewers can expect more high octane chaos from some of the world’s best bank robbers.
Here’s everything you need to know about Money Heist season five.
**Article contains spoilers**
When will Money Heist season 5 be released?
No official release date has been revealed for season five.
However, the show’s creator, Alex Pina, has suggested that the new series won’t be released until after September 2021.
Netflix paused production on all its original series for two weeks in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but reports have said the cast and crew of Money Heist are now back in action, with filming currently taking place in Madrid.
What should I expect in season 5?
Only minor details have been revealed about season five so far..
In a statement posted by Netflix, show creator Pina said about the next series: “We’ve spent almost a year thinking about how to break up the band.
“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.”
The season is expected to follow a similar format to previous outings, catching up with The Professor (Álvaro Morte) and the gang, as they continue to stage high end armed robberies.
Season four ended with several loose ends which could be explored in the new series.
The Professor has been cornered by Inspectora Alicia Sierra (Najwa Nimri). Lisbon and the others have been trapped inside the bank with no escape, and audiences may see The Professor find another way to outsmart Sierra once again.
Álvaro Morte hinted to fans that his character could face some potential problems ahead. He said: “The professor is very intelligent in some aspects, but not in all of them.
“I believe he has great planning skill, and also in terms of strategy, but – for example – I think he's one of the clumsiest guys on earth when it comes to emotional intelligence.”
It was also revealed that season five will be two episodes longer than the previous seasons, with a total of ten episodes to wrap up the series.
Will season 5 be the final season?
Many fans have speculated that season five will be the final season of the hit Netflix show..
One of the directors of the series, Álex Rodrigo, said ahead of filming that he hopes to “close the series in style, as the fans imagine and dream”.
According to Spanish newspaper Marca, the show's stars have become increasingly in demand, and because of the ensemble’s size, too many production scheduling conflicts are being created for the show.
However, Álex Pina has not ruled out the possibility of spin-off series’ in the future.
He said: “We have many opportunities for spin-offs. This is due to the strong identities of the characters. We’ve always looked for characters that are complex, so I think almost every character has a side that we would like to see in a spin-off.”
Who will be in the cast for season five?
In August 2020, Netflix revealed that the show will get two new cast members in series five.
The first new addition is Miguel Ángel Silvestre, who has appeared in Sense8. The actor posted on his Instagram “Mamaaaa! How lucky I am? Maximo of joy!” It is expected that his character will be the new villain for the final season.
Speaking about Miguel’s character and villains in general, Alex Pina said: “We always try to bring in charismatic, intelligent and brilliant opponents. In this case, from a genre of pure war, we also look for characters in which the intelligence can be like that of the Professor”
The second new cast member announced for season 5 is Patrick Criado, who has featured in The Aspirant, Plastic Sea, and The King.
In a Tweet José Manuel Seda said: “Happy to share the wonderful gift I received on my birthday: my participation in the final season of @LaCasaDePapelTV one of those series that when you see them, you dream of being in it. Thanks to @VancouverMed and @NetflixES”
The show will likely see the return of some of the key characters, including:
Ursula Corbero returns as narrator Silene Oliveira (Tokyo)
Itziar Ituno as Raquel Murillo (Lisbon),
Alvaro Morte as Salvador Martin (The Professor)
Jaime Lorente as Daniel Ramos (Denver)
Darko Peric as Yashin Dasayev (Helsinki)
Pedro Alonso as Andres de Fonollosa (Berlin)
Miguel Herran as Anibal Cortes (Rio)
Esther Acebo as Monica Gaztambide (Stockholm)
Mario de la Rosa as Suarez