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Decked in red and ready to steal in Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area

Decked in red and ready to steal in Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area

Netflix’s Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area is now just a week away and we get a good peek at our hefty ensemble cast in the new posters and video teaser.

Against the backdrop of a newly unified Korea, the infamous Professor – Yoo Ji-tae (When My Love Blooms) – has assembled a motley crew from all over the country and masterminded a heist on Korea’s Mint Bureau.

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His team includes Park Hae-soo (Squid Game) playing Berlin, who hails from northern Korea and is mainly in charge of handling hostages. This allows Jeon Jong-seo (Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon)’s Tokyo to keep her eyes on their target, putting her North Korean army training to good use.

We also have the father-son duo of Moscow, played by Lee Won-jong (Fly Dragon), and Denver, played by Kim Ji-hoon (Flower of Evil). They come from the Kyungsang province in Korea’s southwest and are responsible for the escape plan.

Jang Yoon-ju (Three Sisters) plays Nairobi, the counterfeit expert, Lee Hyun-woo (The Liar and His Lover) plays the skilled hacker Rio, and problem solvers Helsinki and Oslo – a second Kim Ji-hoon (Chimera) and Lee Kyu-ho (Stove League) – round out the team.

Facing off against them is Korea’s law enforcement, led by Kim Yun-jin (Ms. Ma, Nemesis), playing a South Korean negotiator, and Kim Sung-oh (L.U.C.A.: The Beginning), playing a former special ops agent who represents North Korea.

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The drama’s main video teaser begins with Tokyo’s back story, explaining how she ended up joining the Professor’s team. The Professor then comments on the economic divide between the poor and the rich, revealing his plan to steal money from the nation and disappear.

In agreement, the team suits up and successfully ambush Korea’s Mint Bureau. The Mint staff are taken hostage, including Lee Joo-bin (Doctor Lawyer) and general director Park Myung-hoon (Eve).

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While Kim Yun-jin’s character starts negotiations with the Professor, law enforcement groups close in on the facility and get ready to counterattack. Inside, our criminal team celebrates after breaking into the cash vaults and the Mint’s general director panics.

Flashing back to Moscow wisely advising that plans can go wrong, we see tensions arise between the heist members as well as the hostages, and both the Professor and Kim Yun-jin’s character express their frustrations. The teaser then closes on the Professor’s proclamation that they’ll be making history.

The series was directed by PD Kim Hong-sun (L.U.C.A.: The Beginning, Voice), and scripts were penned by Ryu Yong-jae (Monstrous, Liar Game), Kim Hwan-jae (My Holo Love), and Choi Sung-joon. Part one of Netflix’s Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area releases next week on June 24; the second half will be launching later this year.

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