When is Money Heist season 5 coming out? Netflix release date and time for part 1, cast and number of episodes

Season 5 of La Casa De Papel has been split into two halves, released several months apart

Netflix’s riveting crime series Money Heist, also known as la Casa De Papel in Spanish, will drop the latest volume of episodes very soon.

Fans of the show have been left wondering if The Professor (Álvaro Morte) and his gang will get away with their meticulously executed heist, after he was cornered by police inspector  Alicia Sierra (Najwa Nimri) at the end of season four.

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The upcoming series will also reveal two new characters, including Tokyo’s original partner in crime, René.

So, when is the fifth instalment of Money Heist available on Netflix - and who is in the cast? This is what you need to know.

When is Money Heist season 5 released?

Season five will be released in two segments, with the first five episodes dropping on 5 September.

As if fans haven’t already been left on a crippling cliffhanger, there will then be another agonising wait for the other half of the season to drop on 3 December.

Filming for the season wrapped up in May 2021, it has been confirmed season five is to be the last season of the show.

Who will be in the cast of season five?

Due to the uncertain storyline in Money Heist and the risk that any character could be sussed out and taken out, no fan-favourite is safe.

However, due to Netflix sharing a group photo of the cast as they wrapped up filming in May there is a good chance that those in the photo will feature throughout.

The main characters are a certainty, so fans can expect to see Úrsula Corberó (Tokyo), Álvaro Morte (The Professor), Itziar Ituño (Lisbon) and Miguel Herrán (Rio).

Also reprising their roles in the crime series is 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) are also returning for volume one and two of the series.

Netflix also teased that Sky Rojo star Miguel Ángel Silvestre is joining the Money Heist cast as René, Tokyo’s love who was killed in a botched robbery.

Spanish actor Patrick Criado (Family United) will also be making his debut on the show as Rafael, the secret son of Berlin, who is determined not to follow in the footsteps of his unhinged late father.

What is the Money Heist 5 plot?

Executive producer Jesús Colmenar told Entertainment Weekly that this season is "very different from all the previous seasons, and we have put all our eggs in one basket to go out with a bang.

"The romantic and feel-good idea of a robbery without victims, of a struggle for freedom and resistance but without hurting anyone, smashes into the wall of reality in this last season. From now on, the characters will have to fight for their lives,” he added.

The official synopsis for the upcoming series says: “"The gang has been shut in the Bank of Spain for over 100 hours. They have managed to rescue Lisbon, but their darkest moment is upon them after losing one of their own.

“The Professor has been captured by Sierra and, for the first time, doesn’t have an escape plan. Just when it seems like nothing else could go wrong, an enemy comes on the scene that is much more powerful than any they’ve faced: the army.

“The end of the greatest heist in history is approaching, and what began as a robbery will turn into a war."

Alba Flores - who played Nairobi - will not be back, but she did tell Oprah Daily: "This season is tough — tougher than you think it will be at the beginning.

"If you’re going to watch it, keep your tissues close to you," she warned.

Returning actor Pedro Alonso told Bollywood news site Pinkvilla that this season is “a war movie, but with four walls.”

Seasons one to four of Money Heist are currently available on Netflix.