Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area is a South Korean television series based on the original Spanish series.
The Korean series, directed by Kim Hong-sun and written by Ryu Yong-jae, is an original Netflix series starring Yoo Ji-tae, Yunjin Kim, Park Hae-soo, Jeon Jong-seo, Lee Hyun-woo, Lee Won-jong, and Park Myung-hoon.
It depicts a hostage crisis situation set in a unified Korean Peninsula, involving a brilliant strategist and people with diverse personalities and abilities.
Netflix released the first six episodes on June 24, 2022. The second installment was released on December 9, 2022.
Money Heist: Korea Season 2: the Plot
The first season introduced us to The Professor’s ingenious plan to execute a four trillion won money heist. To do so, he hired a few people with a checkered past and successfully infiltrated the Mint at JEA.
Following the kidnapping, they began printing banknotes worth four trillion won, claiming to have a hidden agenda against the authorities.
We see how Woo-jin came close to discovering The Professor’s identity after a few encounters between the heist team led by Yoo Jin-Tae and the police unit led by Seon Woo-jin, who also happen to be lovers.
The heist team, on the other hand, has completed its mission and is plotting an escape route. Meanwhile, Woo-jin is dead set on rescuing the hostages and apprehending the infiltrators.
Regardless of how the story appears to be coming to a close, there is still more to discover in the second season. Despite the professor’s fundamental rule about relationships, we can deduce from the teaser that the second season will focus on Rio (Lee Hyun-woo) and Tokyo, Denver (Kim Ji-hoon), and Mi-romance.
Seon’s (Lee Joo-bin). Seo Woo-jin will attempt to uncover The Professor’s identity, who also happens to be her love interest. The focus of the second season, on the other hand, would be on how the heist team escapes from the Mint without getting into a fight with the cops on both ends.
Money Heist: Korea Season 2: the Cast & Crew
The main cast of the first season of the K-drama will return for the second season, as the upcoming episodes were shot concurrently with the previous ones. Several new characters will emerge as the story progresses, as seen in the first Spanish Money Heist.
Yoo Ji-Tae, The Professor as the heist’s mastermind, and Yunjin Kim as Seon Woo-jin, the task force’s police officer, will return in the next season for even more intense mind games.
The former is well-known for his roles in popular dramas such as Ji Chang-Healer, Wook’s Different Dreams, and Mad Dog, whereas the latter rose to prominence through his roles in Heartbeat, Confession, and Lost.
Other notable cast members for the second season include Lee Si-woo as Ann, Eugene Ko as Vice Director, and others. Tokyo is portrayed by Jeon Jong-Seo. Park Hae-soo as Berlin, Kim Ji-hoon plays Denver, Joo-Bin Lee plays Youn Misun, Hyun-Woo Lee plays Rio, Yoon-Ju Jang plays Nairobi, Won-jong Lee plays Moscow, Ji-Hoon Kim plays Helsinki, Kyu-Ho Lee plays Oslo, and Victoria Grace plays Anne.
Hong-sun Kim, best known for his gripping hit drama The Voice, returns to direct the series for its second season. Alex Pina, a successful Spanish film director, and writer improvised the script and served as executive producer, with writing credits shared by Kim Hwan-Chae, Choi Sung-Joon, and Ryu Yong-Jae.
Money Heist: Korea season 2, titled Money Heist: Korea Joint Economic Area, will premiere on Netflix’s YouTube channel on December 9, 2022.