Netflix has confirmed a third round of its most-watched non-English-language series, La Casa de Papel. Known outside Spanish-speaking markets as Money Heist, the next installment will be exclusively produced for the streaming service. The Spanish series’ original creator, Alex Pina, is also returning for Part 3, which will run in 2019.
Erik Barmack, Netflix’s VP International Originals, made the announcement this morning at the See What’s Next event in Rome.
Álvaro Morte, who is here in the Eternal City today, stars in the thriller as El Professor, a mysterious criminal mastermind planning an epic heist. He recruits a group of eight thieves who take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain while El Professor manipulates the police to carry out his plan. Ursula Corbero, Itziar Ituno, Paco Tous and Alba Flores also star.
After the global success of Part 1 and Part 2, El Professor will develop new heists that will be unveiled in 2019. Morte said he’s been “overwhelmed” by the worldwide popularity of the series and shocked to find people in Argentina with his face tattooed on their bodies.
Literally The Paper House, La Casa de Papel has become an international phenomenon. Netflix wrote in a letter to shareholders this week that this quarter it became the most watched non-English series ever on the service.
Created for Spain’s Antena 3, it debuted on Netflix internationally in December, with the most recent episodes added earlier this month.
Here’s a look at the Part 2 trailer: