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Women to get plum roles in Money Heist Season 5, say show creators

Alex Pina, the showrunner of Money Heist teases a new twist by women robbers in the final season.

Jun 06, 2021
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Source: Netflix

It's been more than a year since Money Heist’s fourth season premiered on Netflix and its success has made viewers increasingly curious about the release of the fifth and the final season in 2021. The show that enjoys worldwide popularity boasts of masterly storytelling and is filled with mind-boggling twists and turns. The creators of the crime drama recently came together to discuss the pivotal female characters in the show and what audiences could expect from them in season five.

During the exclusive virtual interaction, Money Heist creator and executive producer Álex Pina stated that fans will see a lot more of the female robbers in the final season. “Are they going to play a crucial role at certain times? I would say very, very crucial. And we’ve added a new twist involving women in this fifth season,” Pina said.

The show has many strong female characters, including its narrator named Tokyo, a fan favourite. Two heists undertaken by the gang are also investigated by female cops. The female characters – Lisbon and Stockholm who started as Inspector Raquel Murillo and hostage Mónica Gaztambide - acquire new identities to become a part of the gang.

Money Heist Season 5 first look.

Revealing that the writers have consciously given equal weightage to the female characters, Álex Pina expressed, “I think we have always worked equally well with women and men. In that sense, we remain committed to giving women a leading role, as at other times, men also have a leading role. I don’t think it is more or less: it remains the same.”

The fourth season of Money Heist ended on a cliff-hanger with Lisbon taking charge of the heist at the Bank of Spain. Expected to lead the heist in the final season, she will also be playing a major role in reuniting the team mentally and emotionally.

Teasing Lisbon’s contribution in the final season, director and executive producer Jesús Colmenar said, “The new development this season is that Lisbon will be inside the Bank of Spain. And I think that’s a very new element and gives the series a boost. Suddenly, seeing Lisbon with the red jumpsuit in charge of the heist, in constant communication with The Professor is totally new.”

Colmenar left fans more curious while adding, “There are going to be big surprises, not just from one character but from several. In the first few episodes of the season, we are going to start seeing big surprises involving the women.”

The fifth and final season of Money Heist will be released in two parts on Netflix. The first part will premiere on September 3 while the second set will arrive on December 3 this year. The four seasons of the show can be watched on Netflix.

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