The Salvador Dali-masked robbers of the popular Spanish series “Money Heist” may have bid farewell to the small screen in 2021, but the global sensation does not end there.
Fans of the Netflix show are in for a delight as a spin-off series about the enigmatic and fan-favorite character, Berlin, is slated to release in December.
You can relive the thrilling heist adventures of The Professor and his crew on streaming services in Canada before the prequel premieres.
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What Is Money Heist About?
“Money Heist,” or “La Casa de Papel” in Spanish, chronicles the lives of a group of robbers as they execute meticulously-planned bank heists under the command of their clever mastermind, known as “The Professor.” The series begins with The Professor’s crew breaking into the Royal Mint of Spain to print billions of euros and steal tons of gold while they hold hostages to manipulate the authorities. Throughout the series, tension rises between the robbers and the hostages, which results in unexpected twists that will greatly affect the highly-detailed heist.
The first season of “Money Heist” originally aired on the Spanish network Antena 3 in 2017 before Netflix acquired the streaming rights to the show. The series ran for three seasons and ended in 2021. The series also spawned a South Korean spin-off titled “Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area,” which was released on Netflix last year.
The upcoming “Berlin” prequel will reportedly cover the early life of the titular character in Paris, where he stole 434 diamonds. The spin-off will arrive on Netflix on December 29.
Who Are in the Cast and Production of Money Heist?
Spanish filmmaker Alex Pina created the series under his production studio, Vancouver Media. “Money Heist” also features a cast of veterans and fresh faces in Spanish entertainment, namely:
- Úrsula Corberó as Tokyo
- Álvaro Morte as Sergio Marquina / The Professor
- Itziar Ituño as Raquel Murillo / Lisbon
- Pedro Alonso as Andrés de Fonollosa / Berlin
- Paco Tous as Moscow
- Alba Flores as Nairobi
- Miguel Herrán as Rio
- Jaime Lorente as Denver
- Esther Acebo as Stockholm
- Enrique Arce as Arturo Román
- María Pedraza as Alison Parker
- Darko Perić as Helsinki
- Hovik Keuchkerian as Bogotá
- Luka Peroš as Marseille
- Belén Cuesta as Manila
- Rodrigo de la Serna as Palermo
- Najwa Nimri as Alicia Sierra
What is the Rating for Money Heist?
“Money Heist” is rated TV-MA in Canada, suggesting that the show is intended for mature audiences only due to extreme depictions of language, violence, gore, nudity, and graphic sexual content.
How Many People Watch Money Heist?
The fifth and final season of “Money Heist” gained nearly 190 million hours of views in its first week of release and held the top spot on Netflix’s ranking for several weeks.
How Are the Review for Money Heist?
Critics and viewers commended the show for its fresh and original plot and unique characters. “Money Heist” scored 94% on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.2/10 on IMDB. See what critics say about the series:
- “It’s wildly suspenseful, addictive, and at times, infuriating, but those are all the makings for the best kind of heist thriller,” says Decider.
- The New York Times also said, “At 22 episodes across two seasons, it is too drawn out, but even so, it’s often as tense and exciting as early-era “Lost.” If you want a thriller with visual panache – like freaky Dalí masks – try this.”
Where to Watch Money Heist in Canada
You can watch all five seasons of “Money Heist” on streaming services in Canada.
Is Money Heist Available on Streaming?
“Money Heist” is exclusively available on Netflix. To watch the series on the platform, subscribe to any of the following monthly packages:
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With a Netflix subscription, you can watch your favorite shows on a variety of devices, such as smartphones, smart TVs, laptops, PCs, and game consoles. A download feature is also available for offline streaming.
Is Money Heist Available for Rent (VOD)?
“Money Heist” is not available on any video-on-demand platform since it’s exclusive to Netflix.
Is Money Heist Available on Cable or Free TV?
“Money Heist” is not airing on any cable channels or free-to-air TVs in Canada.
Should I Use a VPN to Watch Money Heist?
“Money Heist” is readily available on Netflix Canada, so there is no need to subscribe to a VPN service.
From Spain to the World
With its universal themes of justice and resistance, the story of “Money Heist” resonated with different cultures around the world. It also became a global phenomenon despite the barriers of language.
All three seasons of “Money Heist” are available on Netflix Canada.