Thursday, June 15, 2023

Berlin of 'Money Heist' assembles a new crew to take on a multimillion-dollar heist

The Money Heist (La Casa de Papel) gang might’ve pulled off their heist at last, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the story. The latest series — by Money Heist creator Álex Pina and his Sky Rojo collaborator, Esther Martínez Lobato — is centered around the character Berlin (Pedro Alonso), long before he finds out about his terminal diagnosis and takes the Royal Mint of Spain hostage. The spin-off BERLIN follows the titular character in his golden age as he attempts one of his most extraordinary heists.

What happens in BERLIN?
In Money Heist, a group of strangers (all nicknamed after cities) band together to rob the Royal Mint of Spain with a plan created by the Professor (Álvaro Morte) and executed by Berlin. This new series BERLIN focuses on an earlier period in Berlin’s life, which is touched upon in flashbacks in the later seasons of Money Heist.

Berlin says there are only two things that can turn a bad day into a great one: love and a million-dollar payday. This is what keeps him razor focused on his lofty goals. So, he’s preparing one of his most extreme heists yet - disappearing $44 million worth of jewels. But first, he’ll need to enlist the help of some savvy criminals: Keila, a cybersecurity mastermind; Damián, an academic and Berlin’s close friend; Cameron, a loose cannon who lives life on the edge; Roi, a locksmith and Berlin’s faithful sidekick; and Bruce, who’s fluent in gadgets and weaponry.

To stream this December, the Berlin series was filmed in Paris and Madrid with Pedro Alonso (Money Heist) as Berlin, Michelle Jenner (Isabel) as Keila, Tristán Ulloa (Fariña) as Damián, Begoña Vargas (Welcome to Eden) as Cameron, Julio Peña (Through My Window) as Roi and Joel Sánchez as Bruce.

The upcoming “Berlin” series is sure to be a hit with fans of the original “Money Heist” show, and promises to delve deeper into one of the show’s most beloved characters. With a talented cast, an intriguing plot, and the promise of more excitement and unpredictability, the new series is sure to be a hit with audiences.

“It’s a trip through the golden age of the character, when he robbed around Europe crazy in love,” Pina says. Essentially, it’s a series full of white-collar crimes, tension, travel, romance and, most interestingly, humour. “That’s the most surprising, the comedy. You’re going to make people laugh a lot,” Pina tells Alonso.

While details about the spin-off are forthcoming, you can read - and watch - more about Money Heist here. Wanna find out why and how the series became a global sensation? Check out the documentary Money Heist: The Phenomenon. And stay tuned to find out when you’ll be able to watch all of the character’s “love and heists,” as Pina puts it, coming soon to Netflix.

To have a first look of Berlin, Netflix fans everywhere can tune in to Tudum: A Global Fan Event, livestreaming from São Paulo, Brazil that will also feature exclusive news, never-before-seen footage, trailers, and first looks of your favourite series, films and games. Stay tuned for updates on the release date and more information about the upcoming “Berlin” series on Netflix.

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