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‘Money Heist’ Season 5 Vol. 1 trailer: Who will survive?

With an epic instrumental rendition of "Mad World" as background music, the "Money Heist" ("La casa de papel") Season 5 Vol. 1 trailer shows just how desperate the situation is for our beloved band of thieves. Image credit: Netflix
Image credit: Netflix

With an epic instrumental rendition of “Mad World” as background music, the “Money Heist” (“La casa de papel”) Season 5 Vol. 1 trailer shows just how desperate the situation is for our beloved band of thieves.

“Locked up for a hundred hours, trapped, about to be killed, and having lost a best friend, it feels like a hundred years have gone by,” says Tokyo (Úrsula Corberó), the gang member who has been the narrator throughout this series and presumably will survive until the very end, during the voice over at the start of the trailer.

Because I feel death approaching

“Money Heist” Season 5 is the last season of this phenomenally popular series, which ironically was a flop when it first aired on TV in Spain.

In fact, the series creators originally intended to just have two seasons. The global success of “Money Heist” when it started streaming on Netflix, however, led the US giant to ask for new seasons, for which it provided significantly larger budgets.

With an epic instrumental rendition of "Mad World" as background music, the "Money Heist" ("La casa de papel") Season 5 Vol. 1 trailer shows just how desperate the situation is for our beloved band of thieves. Image credit: Netflix
Image credit: Netflix

Season 3 came out in 2019 and Season 4 last year, with eight episodes each.

Meanwhile, the fifth and final season will have 10 episodes, with Vol. 1 streaming on Sept. 3 and Vol. 2 coming out on Dec. 3.

L-R: Hovik Keuchkerian as Bogotá, Úrsula Corberó as Tokyo, Rodrigo de la Serna as Palermo, Itziar Ituño as Lisbon, Miguel Herrán as Rio, Jaime Lorente as Denver. Image credit: Tamara Arranz/Netflix
L-R: Hovik Keuchkerian as Bogotá, Úrsula Corberó as Tokyo, Rodrigo de la Serna as Palermo, Itziar Ituño as Lisbon, Miguel Herrán as Rio, Jaime Lorente as Denver. Image credit: Tamara Arranz/Netflix

And based on this trailer, it seems Netflix is serious about making this the final season, as it’s hard to see how the Professor’s gang will come out of this alive.

And if I die as a partisan

L-R  Jaime Lorente as Denver, Belén Cuesta as Manila, and Úrsula Corberó as Tokyo. Image credit: Tamara Arranz/Netflix
L-R Jaime Lorente as Denver, Belén Cuesta as Manila, and Úrsula Corberó as Tokyo. Image credit: Tamara Arranz/Netflix

If you’ve ever wondered, like I did, why the Spanish government has never thought of finally calling in the army in desperation, this trailer shows that you should be careful what you wish for.

“Captain, I’m bringing the military in. They’ll come out victorious or come out dead,” Col. Luis Tamayo declares in the trailer.

This trailer has me pumped up for “Money Heist” Season 5 Vol. 1, while at the same time dreading what will happen.

Álvaro Morte as the Professor and Najwa Nimri as Alicia Sierra. Image credit: Manolo Pavón/Netflix
Álvaro Morte as the Professor and Najwa Nimri as Alicia Sierra. Image credit: Manolo Pavón/Netflix

Every character in “Money Heist” has grown on me. I’ve mourned each death throughout this series, so I’m bracing myself because I’m expecting most of them to die. Even the Professor.

My only consolation would be if Arturo Román finally bites the dust. But heck, even Arturito has grown on me as the character we all love to hate.

Just make sure César Gandía dies, Netflix.