“La casa de papel” aka “Money Heist” has just unveiled its spin-off that will center on one of its central characters from the Netflix hit series. Many felt that Andrés de Fonollosa, aka Berlin was gone too soon – albeit appearing in subsequent seasons via flashbacks.
Well fret not peeps, Berlin will be getting his very own spin-off in the upcoming prequel series before he was recruited for Professor’s team of thieves. Of course, Pedro Alonso will be reprising the role of the protagonist.
So why Berlin in particular? Creators Esther Martínez Lobato and Álex Pina explained, “Berin’s character has the most sparkling personality to place it in another universe. We loved the idea of introducing a new gang around Berlin in a completely different emotional state.” Of course, both Esther and Álex wanted to ensure that “Berlin” will be its own entity and separated from the “Money Heist” universe.
“We loved the idea of introducing a new gang around Berlin in a completely different emotional state,” the creators were quoted as saying. This is where the new members come in: Michelle Jenner plays Keila, an eminence in electronic engineering; Tristán Ulloa goes into the skin of Damián, a philanthropic professor and Berlin’s confidant; Begoña Vargas plays Cameron, a kamikaze who always lives on the edge; Julio Peña Fernández brings to life Roi, Berlin’s faithful squire; and Joel Sánchez plays Bruce, the relentless man of action in the gang.
While “Money Heist” had largely focus on the tension and drama between its different personalities, “Berlin” is expected to have more humour and romance in it. Although not much has been revealed (filming will only begin on 3rd October in Paris), the cast and producers did reveal the snippet of the script on how the series to kick off:
“There are only ten things that can turn a terrible day into a wonderful one. The first is love. And the truth, that wasn’t the case. My third wife had just left me…The second is a spoil of more than ten million euros. But it wasn’t the case either. We were going to steal the link to a much bigger heist, today’s was easy. But if you have a bad day, you can end up bringing a miserable man to his knees and aiming for his head.”
“Berlin” will comprise of 8 episodes, but no release date has been set yet.