Netflix’s Spanish smash hit Money Heist – or Casa de Papel in its native language, which sounds much better doesn’t it – is almost back on your screens for part four.
The crime drama, created by Alex Pina, is one of the streaming service’s most popular shows. So popular, in fact, that Pina has signed an exclusive contract with Netflix for his future projects.
Here is everything you need to know about Money Heist’s return.
Who’s in the cast?
The good news is all the main crew are back for part four.
This means Ursula Corbero returns as narrator Silene Oliveira, AKA Tokyo, along with Itziar Ituno as Raquel Murillo (Lisbon), Alvaro Morte as Salvador Martin (The Professor), Pedro Alonso as Andres de Fonollosa (Berlin), Miguel Herran as Anibal Cortes (Rio), Esther Acebo as Monica Gaztambide (Stockholm), Jaime Lorente as Daniel Ramos (Denver), Darko Peric as Yashin Dasayev (Helsinki) and Mario de la Rosa as Suarez.
There was speculation that Alba Flores’ Agata Jimenez (Nairobi) may have been killed off at the end of part three, but she has also been confirmed to be returning, so must have survived her bullet wound.
What should we expect?
It is all very dramatic. Part three saw the crew plan an even bigger heist than their first, in an attempt to rescue Rio, who had been captured by the authorities.
The finale saw The Professor call a tank to the Bank of Spain, where his gang were battling with the authorities, but the outlook was still looking bleak.
Here’s what creators Alex Pina and Javier Gomez Santander had to say: “I think the next season will be a bombshell for many reasons.
“We came from the third season with a feeling of vertigo, because it was the first one we produced for Netflix, we had used up a first robbery and we had to show that we could design a new one with more adrenaline and strength. I think we were so worried about that we got a lot of rhythm and milestones.
“In this fourth season what we propose is to stop a little, lower the piston to be able to dramatically savour some characters and then return to hit a burst in the middle of the season. It is a very special season.”