Netflix has announced that its widely-popular Spanish crime drama series La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) is coming to an end with its fifth and final season. Film production of the 10-part series finale will begin on August 3 and will shoot in Spain, Denmark and Portugal.
Following the announcement, series creator and executive producer Alex Pina revealed that they have spent almost an entire year planning the last hurrah of the group.
"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,” Pina said.
In the last season, fans had to bid farewell to Nairobi (Alba Flores) who was shot point-blank in the head by the Bank of Spain's chief of security. The gang managed to rescue Lisbon from the authorities while the Professor found himself at the mercy of Inspector Alicia Sierra, who was able to track down his hideout just before the end credits rolled.
Meanwhile, Netflix also revealed that the series finale will include fresh new faces in the story. The streaming giant said that Miguel Ángel Silvestre (Sense 8) and Patrick Criado will join the rest of the crew which includes Álvaro Morte (The Professor), Itziar Ituño (Lisbon), Úrsula Coberó (Tokyo), Pedro Alonso (Berlin), Miguel Herrán (Rio), Jaime Lorente (Denver), Esther Acebo (Stockholm), Darko Peric (Helsinki), Hovik Keuchkerian (Bogotá), Luka Peros (Marseille), Belén Cuesta (Manila), and Rodrigo de la Serna (Palermo).
Jesús Colmenar will serve as the executive producer together with Alex Pina for the final season. Cristina López Ferraz will also return as director of production and executive producer. Javier Gómez Santander (head writer), Migue Amodeo (Director of Photography) and Esther Martínez-Lobato are also co-producing.
The show’s fourth installment, which debuted on April 3, managed to rack up 65 million views during the first month of its worldwide release.