¡Parte TRES de la casa de papel!
A THIRD season of money heist!
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LA CASA DE PAPEL (The house of paper in Spanish) poorly renamed Money Heist in English is a record breaking Spanish television and Netflix show.
The 2017 and 2018 two series, 22 one hour episode, long binge-worthy Spanish crime drama has global fans tuning into in their millions. The first two seasons are available on all regional variations of Netflix now but will there really be a third series? And if so, is that really a good idea?
Since it was added to the streaming site it has gained a huge global audience and is the most watched non-English series ever on Netflix across all regional variations.
Spanish is one of the most widely spoken language in the world and Spain is a country with a long and successful history of phenomenal movies and shows.
Spanish cinema is typically more emotional, more political and more art house than Hollywood or even Bollywood movies.
If you manage to make it to the end of season two of La Casa de Papel without crying you might have some emotional issues.
Why is La Casa de Papel so successful?
The story follows a group of people robbing the Spanish royal mint. Only they have morals, don’t hurt anyone and don’t steal from any one. They take nothing that belongs to another person.
The “Ethical Robbers” expose the police and governmental corruption and lack of ethics as they pull out every dirty trick in the book to kill those who make them look bad.
Through out the series the Italian language partizan song “Bella Ciao” plays which is a song about a partizan fighting against fascism and far right politics and becoming a celebrated martyr when killed and buried on the top of a mountain under a beautiful flower. The song was very popular in Spain, Italy and Yugoslavia during the Second World War, Spanish Civil War and Yugoslav Genocides 1991-2001.
The cast features Spanish and Serbian characters speaking in Spanish and Serbian with some hilarious lines if you speak both languages.
The cast are very talented and lovable pulling on our moral and emotional heart strings right from the start.
With the world, especially Europe a decade in to a record levels of poverty and unemployment and right wing extremism at the highest levels since the Second World War the morals of the series could not ring more true.
Action, love, humour, morals, corruption, genius plans, plots and twists makes this a must watch and binge worthy show! If you only watch one series this year, make this the one!
What ever you do, do NOT watch this dubbed, the various language offerings when using voice over destroys he eloquently cast acting prowess of the cast.
This is perfect and at it’s best if you speak Spanish and Serbian. However, for those who can’t speak Spanish at least, then subtitles are your only options.
But the mix of Spanish, Italian and Serbian is not well translated in the subtitles.
Although good enough to enjoy still you will miss out on some of the more passionate and hilarious lines that are unfortunately missed. The English subtitles “water down” the emotional power of some scenes and tone down the bad language significantly. It is also a sad loss when the Serbian characters speak broken Spanish in a strong accent, that subtitles and voice overs do not reflect this.
If you have a Spanish or Serbian friend, watch this with them! If not then just imagine the broken Spanish in your mind when reading the subtitles.
Will there be another series of La Casa de Papel? and SHOULD they?
Yes! La Case de Papel was renewed for a third season earlier this year. But is this a mistake?
The series was originally produced for Spanish network Antena 3 but Season 3 will be billed as an exclusive Netflix Original.
Changes in producers and budgets and the fact that Season 2 did NOT end on a cliff hanger but a rather definitive moment, Season 3 sounds forced and contrived. This could be the down fall of what so far been a historically popular show.
Series bosses have yet to announce how many episodes will be included in the third run.
Originally supposed to be a mini-series, the season two final has left fans wanting more so Netflix delivered.
Speaking at the announcement last month, Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix said: “With over 100 European projects launching this year, we are committed to being a voice for European entertainment.”
When will La Casa de Papel season 3 be released?
An offical release date has not been announced by Netflix.
However, they have confirmed it will be in 2019.
The third run will see El Professor (played by Álvaro Morte) in charge again but the elite criminal gang will be undertaking different heists. Which seems rather unrealistic and pointless for a group that just stole 1 bn Euro without taking money that belonged to anyone. The group was all about morals and stole for significant reasons and causes. Seeing them take on more heists sounds like it goes against the very idea and principles of the show itself and risks becoming nothing more than a tacky action flick.
According to Netflix: “After the global success of Part one and two of the Spanish heist sensation, the Professor will develop new heists that will be unveiled in 2019.”
A video released by Netflix on Thursday, October 25 shows the cast about to start a table read for seasn three.
They also introduce brand new cast members who are joining the series including: Hovik Keuchkerian, Najwa Nimro, Fernando Cayo and Rodrigo de la Serna.
The video confirms that original cast members are also back including:
- Ursula Corbero
- Alvaro Morte
- Jaime Lorente
- Miguel Herran
- Darko Peric
- Alba Flores
- Esther Acebo
- Itziar Ituno
- Enrique Acre
- Kiti Manver
- Juan Fernandez
- Mario de la Rosa
There is no trailer yet as it’s still early days in production.
But there is a teaser trailer of the cast doing a table read for season three.
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