Another Netflix favorite is reaching the end of its road, as the hit series Money Heist will conclude with its upcoming fifth and final season. Production on the final episodes will begin on Monday in Denmark before later filming in Spain and Portugal. An international sensation, the Spanish-language series reached worldwide fame when it was acquired by Netflix in 2017 after originally debuting on the Spanish network Antena 3. Its fourth season premiered on the streaming service in April, and although it had been reported that Money Heist would return for a fifth season, it's now clear that season 5 will serve as the end.
Full details on the fifth part of the show's story haven't been revealed, but we do have some hints about what's coming. Ahead of the final season, series creator Alex Pina divulged some details about what fans can expect to see. "We are moving from a chess game - a mere intellectual strategy - to a war strategy: attack and contention," Pina said. He also teases a satisfying conclusion to the big war that's brewing in season 5, promising that the results will see the gang "now be pushed into irreversible situations, into a wild war: it is the most epic part of all the parts we've shot."
Also teased by Pina is a bigger storyline for Manila (Belén Cuesta) for the final ten episodes along with a tense standoff between Sierra (Najwa Nimri) and the Professor. "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," Pina explained. Sounds like Money Heist is going to go out with a bang, but fans shouldn't expect anything less by this point.
Premiering in 2017, Money Heist stars Alvaro Morte as the Professor, a criminal mastermind planning big-money heists on the Royal Mint of Spin as well as the Bank of Spain. After finding immediate acclaim, the series was picked up by Netflix later that year, producing and releasing season 3 in 2018 and season 4 in 2020. On the streaming service, Money Heist would become the most-watched non-English language series offered and one of the most-watched TV shows overall. Among its many accolades even includes an International Emmy Award win for Best Drama Series. Needless to say, if you're not watching it now, you really ought to be.
The first four seasons of Money Heist are currently streaming on Netflix. Also produced by the streamer is a documentary about the series, Money Heist: The Phenomenon, which is also available to stream now. There's no word yet on when the new episodes will be coming to Netflix, and despite the project moving ahead with its production schedule as planned at this time, delays remain possible. Let's just hope the wait will be worth it. This news comes to us from Entertainment Weekly.