Everything You Need To Know About Money Heist Season 5

Join us as we take a look at the cast, plot and release date of the final season of the popular Netflix series.
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The popular Spanish Netflix series Money Heist (original title: La Casa de Papel) is coming back with a bang. The popular heist show, known for its complex narrative structure, including unreliable narrators, flashbacks, and subverted tropes, is getting ready to release its new season.

Money Heist Season 5 will be released on Netflix in two volumes. The first part will come in September 2021 and the second in December of the same year.

Since its premiere in 2017, the Spanish series has had a rabid fan following as well as critical acclaim. The eclectic crime drama holds the honor of being the most-watched non-English title on Netflix, with Season 4 topping out at almost 70 million views.

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Money Heist Season 5 Release Date

The fifth and final season of Money Heist is set to drop in two parts. The first part will come in the autumn, with a September 2021 release date. The second and final installment will air in the winter with a December 2021 release date. You can see the teaser trailer for the exciting series below.

Official Trailer For Money Heist Season 5

Netflix has been kind enough to gift us a trailer for the new season of Money Heist. Though the show is originally in Spanish, the trailer can be viewed in either Spanish or English dubs. Enjoy the trailer for Money Heist Season 5 below.

English Trailer

Spanish Trailer

There is no trailer available for the second part of Season 5, likely because it would give away the plot points of the first installment. Rest assured that Netflix will release it sometime in the winter after the first set of episodes drops.

How Many Episodes Will the Final Season of Money Heist Have?

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Although all previous seasons of Money Heist have stuck to an 8-episode rollout, the final season will be different. This is exciting news for fans who can hope to watch the series end on a high note.

FormulaTV reports that the final season of Money Heist will feature 10 episodes total. Since it is split into two parts, there will probably be 5 episodes in each installment.

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New Cast Members For Money Heist Season 5

One of the most exciting additions to the cast of Money Heist is Miguel Ángel Silvestre. Known for his performance as Frank Jurado on the hit Netflix series Narcos, fans can be excited to see what the writers of Money Heist have cooked up for him.

Series creator Álex Pina spoke with Entertainment Weekly about what he has in store for Silvestre's character: "We always try that our opponents be charismatic, intelligent, shiny. In this case, in the pure war film genre, we also look for characters whose intelligence can measure up against The Professor's."

In addition to this look inside the new season, Pina also revealed some insight into the final season of Money Heist via his Twitter account: "We've spent almost a year thinking about how to break up the band. 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."

However, Silvestre isn't the only new addition to the cast. Spanish actor Patrick Criado will join him as one of the main antagonists of the series. These actors will bring some new flavor into the exciting world of Money Heist.

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What Will Money Heist Season 5 Be About?

At the end of Money Heist Season 4, The Professor (played by Alvaro Morte) was in deep trouble. Alicia Sierra, the pregnant inspector played by Najwa Nimri, is hot on his tail and in the final shot of the latest episode, Alicia points a gun at The Professor as it cuts to the credits. The iconic song "Bella Ciao", a rendition of an old Italian anti-fascist song, rings out as the episode ends.

Meanwhile, in the Bank of Spain, the team is putting their plan into effect. They are trying to find an escape route, but with the authorities calling in the military, this will understandably be a hard task. Season 4 also showed us that the gang in the basement is deploying a creative tactic to get the gold out. They are melting the gold down into small balls, which will be easier to carry. 

"We are moving from a chess game – a mere intellectual strategy – to a war strategy: attack and contention," Álex Pina said. The death of their friend and comrade, Nairobi (played by Alba Flores) was a major hitch in the gang's plan.

The final season will be more about revenge than anything else as the crew tries to survive the fallout from the audacious heist. According to Pina, this new battle faced by the team is "the most epic part of all the parts we've shot."

The series creator also clued into the fact that we will become more intimately acquainted with Denver's friend from childhood, Manila, who is played by Belén Cuesta. The show has always had such a vicious and heart-racing energy about it. Pina assures fans of the series that this final season will be no exception. 

"Adrenaline is within Money Heist’s DNA. Every thirty seconds things take place and disrupt the characters, a turn of the screw to the action. The adrenaline mixed with feelings arising from absolutely complex, magnetic, unforeseeable characters will continue until the end of the heist to the Bank of Spain," Pina declares. 

Joseph Poulos is a freelance writer from Michigan.

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