Netflix Pockets Korean Adaptation Of Its Hit Spanish Original Series “La Casa de Papel”

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Netflix announced an exciting new original series project, the Korean adaptation of its beloved Spanish original series La casa de papel.

Set on the Korean peninsula, the Korean adaptation of La casa de papel will be directed by Kim Hong-sun. He has helmed TV dramas The Guest, Voice, and Black to name a few. His fantasy crime series has been well-lauded by fans.

Penning the screenplay is writer Ryu Yong-jae and his team. Their portfolio includes the Netflix original series My Holo Love and tvN series Psychopath Diary. Backing up the production is a collaboration between BH Entertainment and Contents Zium.

Cross-cultural collaboration

Alex Pina, Creator and Executive Producer of La casa de papel said: “Korean creators have been developing their own language and audiovisual culture for years. They have managed, like our series, to go beyond cultural borders and become a point of reference for thousands of viewers around the world, especially among young people.”

He further added that the fascinating world of the series piqued the attention of the Korean creators. Hence, the remake to be set in Korean peninsula is deemed a milestone that Alex Pina raves on.

Since Part 1 premiered in 2017, the series has been sweeping the world with its engrossing narrative. In April 2020, more than 65 million member households chose to watch Part 4 of the Spanish language series in the first four weeks of its release.

Currently, the 5th and final installment is currently in production.

The international popularity of the Spanish series La casa de papel is proof that significant works based in different cultures and languages can be widely distributed by Netflix and loved by audiences worldwide.

Pocketed for 12 episodes, the Korean adaptation is expected to breathe new life into the familiar storyline and bring the material afresh to global audiences.

More information about the series will be announced at a later date.

PR Source: Netflix

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