‘Money Heist’, known as ‘Le casa de papel’ literally translating to ‘The Paper House’ is a Spanish heist television series that first aired on May 2, 2017, on Antena 3, the Spanish network. However, it became an internet sensation only after its release on Netflix, which had picked it up for international distribution in late 2017. Although the show was first intended as a miniseries, Netflix edited and released it as two separate seasons. Soon, the show gained widespread acclaim and proved to be a work of art and sheer brilliance. In its first quarterly report of 2018, Netflix revealed that Money Heist was the most-watched non-English language series ever on their streaming service.
Alex Pina is the creator of the show and also serves as the executive producer along with Sonia Martínez, Jesús Colmenar, Esther Martínez Lobato, and Nacho Manubens.
The addition of ‘Money Heist’ to Netflix’s library is just another example of how the streaming platform is branching out to include spectacular content from foreign markets. Another such valuable foreign addition would be ‘Suburra: Blood on Rome‘, which is an Italian Netflix original and one of the finest crime dramas on the platform.
Money Heist Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘Money Heist’ is led by Alvaro Morte who plays Sergio Marquina or The Professor. Other cast members include Ursula Corbero as Silene Oliveira, the narrator, and the protagonist. She is joined by Itziar Ituno as Raquel Murillo, Paco Tous as Agustín Ramos dos Hermanas, Pedro Alonso as Andrés de Fonollosa, second in command to the Professor, Alba Florez as Ágata Jiménez, Miguel Herran as Anibal Cortes, and Jaime Lorente as Daniel Ramos. They make up the crew assembled by The Professor, and each of them has a specific skill set that they bring to the table.
In the upcoming season, it is likely that the entire group along with the brains of the operation, Salvador “Salva” Martín, will return for another heist.