Money Heist’s (La Casa De Papel) journey on Netflix comes to an end in December 2021 with the arrival of Part 5 Volume 2 (or sometimes referred to as season 6, season 5 part 2, or just simply as the final season – however you want to call it). We’ve witnessed five incredible seasons of Money Heist, and below we’ll be discussing everything we can expect from the final season, keeping track of trailers, clips, and the Netflix release date.
Money Heist season 5 part 2 release date
Money Heist fans around the world will be left reeling by the shocking end to season five, part one, which landed on Netflix on Friday 3rd September.
Fortunately, they won’t have to wait long to find out how this epic crime saga is going to end, as the final batch of episodes are just weeks away, scheduled for release on Friday 3rd December.
The streaming service announced the Money Heist season five release schedule back in May, with a tweet and teaser trailer for the show’s stunning conclusion.
Money Heist season five was first announced in 2020, with the renewal coming as no surprise after the fourth outing dominated Netflix’s top 10 list around the world upon release.
Filming on Money Heist season five wrapped in May 2021, as confirmed by Netflix, which shared an image of the cast along with the caption: “Thank you to all the fans for being part of La Resistencia! We can’t wait to show you how this story ends.”
Money Heist season 5 part 2 cast
**SPOILERS FOR SEASON 5 PART 1**
When we left off in the jaw-dropping Money Heist season five, part one ending, fan-favourite character Tokyo had just sacrificed her life for the team, but the trailer seems to suggest that Úrsula Corberó will return to the role via a flashback cameo as well as continuing as the show’s narrator.
Heist mastermind The Professor, played by Álvaro Morte, is arguably the principal character now, currently finding himself in an unstable alliance with disgraced police inspector Alicia Sierra (Najwa Nimri).
It remains to be seen whether the two will find some common ground, or if Sierra will turn him over to the cops despite his crucial help delivering her baby.
The Professor has had luck converting people to his cause in the past, most notably Raquel Murillo aka Lisbon, played by Itziar Ituño, who is one of the characters currently fighting to escape the Bank of Spain.
Also trapped in the heist are longtime team members Rio (Miguel Herrán), Denver (Jaime Lorente), Stockholm (Esther Acebo) and Helsinki (Darko Peric), who is badly wounded after his legs were crushed in an explosion.
We’ll also discover the final fate of the newer additions to the team Manila (Belén Cuesta), Rodrigo de la Serna (Palermo) and Bogotá (Hovik Keuchkerian), the latter of whom still craves revenge for the death of his love, Nairobi.
He may have missed his chance as unhinged head of security Gandía (Manuel Poga) may have perished in Tokyo’s final grenade attack, but this is yet to be confirmed.
On the villain side, fans are curiously waiting for word on whether the much-despised Arturo Román (Enrique Arce) will get through the final season alive, with his condition recently stated to be “critical” by Colonel Tamayo (Fernando Cayo).
How many episodes are in Money Heist season 5 ?
Money Heist season five will consist of 10 episodes in total, making it the longest season of the show since the first, but Netflix have decided to release the final chapter in two separate parts.
Season five, part one (streaming now) consists of five episodes, with the final five episodes joining the service before the end of the year, with a release now confirmed for Friday 3rd December.
Money Heist season 5 plot
Netflix has now released the rather ominous plot synopsis for season five part two (be wary of BIG spoilers for part one).
“Tokyo (Úrsula Corberó) is dead. The enemy still lurks in the Bank of Spain, wounded but as dangerous as ever. Facing their darkest hour and greatest challenge yet, the gang hatch a bold plan to get the gold out without anyone noticing. To make matters worse, the Professor makes the biggest mistake of his life.”
For a quick recap: season four opened in typically dramatic style with one member of the gang, Nairobi (Alba Flores), fighting for her life inside the bank, while The Professor was on the run, struggling to cope with the thought that the love of his life, ex-police officer Lisbon, had been executed by the police.
It seemed like the gang were in an impossible situation, but were able to pull themselves back from the brink after discovering that Lisbon was still alive after all and staging a daring rescue. Against all odds, they were able to drop her into the Bank of Spain to join the rest of her robbing comrades, but it wasn’t all good news.
Ruthless Inspector Alicia Sierra found The Professor’s hideout and held him a gunpoint, while earlier in the season the team suffered a devastating loss with the murder of Nairobi – which will loom large over the upcoming episodes.
This is where we left everyone else at the end of Money Heist season four:
Tokyo (Ursula Corbero), the fiery and impulsive young woman is inside the bank with the rest of the gang.
The Professor (Àlvaro Morte), pulled off the dramatic release of Lisbon, but received an unexpected visitor in the last moments of season four.
Lisbon (Itziar Ituno), is free from jail, after The Professor’s cunning plan to release her worked, but she is now inside the bank.
Alicia Sierra (Najwa Nimri), the now-disgraced police officer is on a one-woman mission to take down her nemesis The Professor. She cornered The Professor leaving the crew with no means of escape…
Fans have also shared their theories for what’s to come in season five. One is that Alicia is actually Tatiana, Berlin’s wife from the flashbacks. This doesn’t seem likely to us as, while they do have similarities, Tatiana is played by Diana Gomez not Nimri. We won’t completely rule out a connection yet though.
While the cast isn’t giving much away when it comes to what happens next, Úrsula Corberó, who plays Tokyo, did talk to Identity Mag about her and Rio’s relationship.
“I have been wondering about whether or not this relationship is toxic,” she said. “With Rio’s vulnerability and Tokyo being very protective of him, we can see that from the very beginning. But perhaps it’s a bit toxic because of Tokyo’s personality.
“For their future… I do know how it’s going to go from here… The way I see it is that there are like two teams – and we can see this very clearly on social media. Some people want Tokyo and Rio to reunite and get back together and some others are very much against this relationship and don’t want them together ever again.”
Pina revealed a few key plot points in his interview with EW too. “We are moving from a chess game – a mere intellectual strategy – to a war strategy: attack and contention,” he said said. “We always try that our opponents be charismatic, intelligent, shiny. In this case, in pure war film genre, we also look for characters whose intelligence can measure up against The Professor’s.”
He added: “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.
“However, the gang will now be pushed into irreversible situations, into a wild war: it is the most epic part of all the parts we’ve shot.
“It is action and feeling, it is black comedy and drama, romance and pathos.”
What is the episode count for Part 5 Volume 2?
The final part of Money Heist will release with five episodes. All are expected to be around the 50-minute mark.
With the final part of Money Heist dropping, there will be 41 episodes on Netflix in total.
In addition, we’re also expecting episode 2 of the retrospective behind-the-scenes documentary called Money Heist: From Tokyo to Berlin.
Unknown facts about Money Heist
- The show used more than 600 red jumpsuits. …
- Filming has taken place in 300 locations in 7 countries. …
- A lot of fake money was made for the series. …
- Money Heist was almost cancelled before Netflix picked it up. …
- Tokyo wasn’t meant to be the show’s narrator. …
- The episodes were written in parallel.