Will “Money Heist: Korea” beat “Squid Game”? This is what Park Hae Soo says


The cast of “Money Heist: Korea” have shared their experience and thoughts on one of the most anticipated remakes of the year.

Director Kim Hong Seo and screenwriter Ryu Yong Jae, along with main stars Park Hae Soo, Yoo Ji Tae, Jeon Jong Seo, Kim Ji Hoon, Lee Won Jong, Kim Yoon Jin and more graced the conference release before the premiere.

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‘Money Heist: Korea’ Director Thanks ‘Squid Game’ – Here’s Why

During the press conference, the team was asked about their opinion on whether “Money Heist: Korea – Common Economic Space” will achieve the same fame or even surpass the success of “Squid Game”.

As one outlet noted, instead of choosing, director Kim Hong Seo expressed his gratitude for the fame of “Squid Game” and pointed out that due to the hit series “a lot of Korean content is wears well”.

For the filmmaker, he pointed out that if “Money Heist: Korea” does well, he thinks it will pave the way for those movies and series that came after the remake.

Money Heist: Korea - Common Economic Space

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But of course, he also wanted the Korean adaptation to be close to the success of “Squid Game”.

“Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area” and “Squid Game” are under streaming giant Netflix.

In 2021, the Hwang Dong Hyuk-directed K series became Netflix’s biggest show ever after garnering massive hype and not to mention worth nearly $900 million to the company.

Park Hae Soo on ‘Squid Game’ his new series ‘Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area’

Hae Soo Park

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While the Korean adaptation “Money Heist” boasts an impressive star-studded cast, one of the familiar faces is Park Hae Soo.

As a reminder, he played the character of Lee Jung Jae, Seong Gi Hoon’s childhood friend Cho Sang Woo.

He is known in their small neighborhood as a successful financial analyst in Seoul, but little did they know he was also struggling to pay his debts; therefore, he and Seung Gi Hoon reunited in the arena.

READ MORE: Park Hae Soo Describes 2021 As A “Blessed Year” – Here’s Why

After almost a year, it returns to Netflix, headlining the most anticipated remake of 2022.

From debt in “Squid Game” he turns into the notorious Berlin, who is one of the gang members.

'Money Heist Korea: Joint Economic Area' Confirms Release Date

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Hae Soo Park

Like the director, he was also asked the same question, given that he starred in both “Squid Game” and “Money Heist: Korea.”

As obtained by the same outlet, Park Hae Soo said that as an actor, he wasn’t “completely sure” if it would be a big hit like the 2021 series.

However, he mentioned that the “big advantage” of “Money Heist: Korea” is that it “has a different background and reality.”

It portrays various characters and new ones compared to the original series.

“Rather than a competition, I think we can meet more viewers in the future,” he said on whether the Korean adaptation will have the same achievements as the Lee Jung Jae-directed K series.

Park Hae Soo’s character, Berlin, real name Andrés de Fonollosa, is originally played by Pedro Alonso.

Due to the resounding success, “Money Heist” or “La Casa De Papel” has been renewed for five seasons.

On the other hand, the Korean remake “Money Heist” will be available on Netflix on June 24 with a total of 12 episodes.

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Written by Geca Wills


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