The international Netflix phenomenon, Money Heist (also known as La Casa De Papel) will officially be returning for a fifth and final season on Netflix in 2021. Here’s the latest and everything we know about Money Heist season 5, including the path to renewal, its release date, production updates, and why season 6 won’t be going ahead.
The series has already smashed most records, with it holding the current record of being the most-watched non-English title on Netflix.
Once again, the series smashed all of the previously records it set. The fourth part of Money Heist managed to rack up an incredible 65 million views. It also consistently ranked in the top 10s in many countries, not just within Spain.
Before we move onto what we know about season 5, check out the accompanying documentary released on April 3rd, 2020 called Money Heist: The Phenomenon. It documents the meteoric rise of the series with guests including Ted Sarandos as well as much of the cast and the creators. It gave us some stunning insights including the fact the show was almost axed.
Part 4 of Money Heist was released on Netflix globally on April 3rd, 2020, and consisted of eight episodes.
It took an eternity, but Netflix officially acknowledged that season 5 of Money Heist is coming in August 2020. Sadly, they also confirmed that “the heist comes to an end” meaning that season 5 will be the final installment of the hit Spanish series.
THE HEIST COMES TO AN END— Netflix (@netflix) July 31, 2020
PART 5. pic.twitter.com/QOgJgzsqff
In a statement posted to Netflix’s “See What’s Next” account (now labeled Netflix Queue), Alexa Pina said the following regarding the renewal:
“We’ve spent almost a year thinking about how to break up the band. How to put the Professor on the ropess. How to get into situations that are irreversible for many characters. The result is the fifth part of La Casa de Papel. The war reaches its most extreme and savage levels, but it is also the most epic and exciting season.”
Up until the official renewal in August 2020, Alex Pina and his team of writers and directors have repeatedly said several times that there are plans for a fifth part.
In May 2020 shortly after the release of White Lines, Pina spoke to Deadline, and yet again, all but confirmed the future of the series. The article states:
“Season 5 is coming, but Pina could not confirm any further series because “Netflix will put a bomb in my house.””