Money Heist was a smash hit, and it seems that fans don’t have to say goodbye to it just yet. A year ago, a South Korean remake dropped on Netflix and, as we know, the spin-off about the infamous Berlin is on its way.
The Professor’s brother is undoubtedly one of fans’ favourite characters, even though he’s pretty controversial. On the one hand, he’s skilful and a composed thief; on the other, he’s an empathy-lacking narcissistic misogynist. Nonetheless, Berlin possessed a charisma that captured the viewers’ attention. It’s no surprise that Netflix created a story about his earlier adventures.
Berlin – Money Heist comes from Money Heist creators Álex Pina and Esther Martínez Lobato. Here’s our guide on everything we know so far about the new series.
Berlin – Money Heist plot
The past of Andrés de Fonollosa, Berlin’s real name, isn’t entirely unknown. In Season 1 of Money Heist, Tokyo mentions that he carried out almost 30 clever heists, with his biggest haul being 434 diamonds stolen in Paris. Meanwhile, in Season 5, viewers learned that he had been married five times.
According to Netflix, the spin-off will tell the story of Berlin’s prime years, long before the heist on the Royal Mint of Spain and his terminal diagnosis.
Álex Pina revealed that:
It’s a trip through the golden age of the character when he robbed around Europe crazy in love.
Then, speaking to Pedro Alonso – the actor who plays Berlin – he said,
That’s the most surprising, the comedy. You’re going to make people laugh a lot.
In the spin-off, Berlin will be preparing for a heist on jewels worth $44 million. Of course, he won’t be alone in his endeavours. His companions are a cybersecurity mastermind named Keila, his best friend Damián, the roguish Cameron, a locksmith named Roi, and Bruce, who specialises in gadgets and weaponry.