Netflix's Money Heist season 5: Release date

Netflix's Money Heist season 5: Release date

Money Heist season four (La casa de papel) ramped up the action and added more bloodshed than all three previous seasons combined.

Fans might have expected the season-four finale to follow the same format as season two, neatly wrapping up the heist after just two seasons. But nothing seems to have gone to plan this time around, and the gang have been forced to buy themselves a bit more time.

That means season four ends on a cliffhanger, which left the door wide open for a potential Money Heist season five.

And thankfully, Netflix confirmed that it's happening.

Heists are often full of twists and turns, and the final season of Money Heist is no different. For the last chapter, Netflix has decided to split the story into two separate volumes, and both will have a slightly different tone.

Volume 1 will be released on September 3 and volume 2 will be released on December 3, 2021.

Álex Pina, the show's creator, explained the reasoning behind this in an official statement:

"When we began to write Part 5 in the midst of the pandemic, we felt that we had to change what was expected from the ten-episode season and used every tool we could to create the sensation of a season finale or series finale in the first volume itself. We decided to work in an extremely aggressive genre, putting The Gang on the ropes. In volume 2, we focus more on the emotional situation of the characters. It is a journey across their sentimental map that connects us directly to their departure."

"[This season] is very different from all the previous seasons, and we have put all our eggs in one basket to go out with a bang," Colmenar told EW.

"The romantic and feel-good idea of a robbery without victims, of a struggle for freedom and resistance but without hurting anyone, smashes into the wall of reality in this last season. From now on, the characters will have to fight for their lives."

Pina added: "This season is one of total destruction."

Like every season of Money Heist, season five will catch up with the professor and the gang doing what they do best: armed robbery of the highest degree, with a smattering of political resistance thrown in.

Following the release date announcement, Netflix released an official season five synopsis which you can read below in full:

"The gang has been shut in the Bank of Spain for over 100 hours. They have managed to rescue Lisbon, but their darkest moment is upon them after losing one of their own. The Professor has been captured by Sierra and, for the first time, doesn't have an escape plan. Just when it seems like nothing else could go wrong, an enemy comes on the scene that is much more powerful than any they've faced: the army. The end of the greatest heist in history is approaching, and what began as a robbery will turn into a war."


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