“Money Heist: Korea-Joint Economic Area” debuted at No. 1 on Netflix’s weekly Global Top 10 chart.
The Korean remake of “La Casa De Papel,” which premiered on June 24, took the No. 1 spot on Netflix’s global top 10 for non-English shows for June 20 to 26 with 33.74 million hours viewed.
“Money Heist: Korea-Joint Economic Area” topped the chart in just three days and placed in the top 10 in 51 countries and regions including getting the No. 1 spot in South Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand. It is also in the top 10 in Italy, Philippines, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, Portugal, Venezuela, Paraguay, Brazil and Mexico.
In the Korean remake, eight thieves hold a heist at a mint in the newly unified zone between North and South Korea. It stars Yoo Ji-tae, Park Hae-soo, Jeon Jong-seo, Lee Won-jong, Park Myung-hoon, Kim Ji-hoon, Jang Yoon-ju, Lee Hyun-woo, Kim Ji-hun and Lee Kyu-ho.
“As a big fan of the original Spanish series, I felt intrigued to tell this vibrant story in a Korean context,” said writer Ryu Yong-jae.
“The geopolitical element of a North and South Korea on the verge of reunification adds to the powder keg of tension that makes the original so beloved,” said Keo Lee, Director of Content, Netflix Korea.
He added, “We were very lucky when we received this pitch from Ryu and the producing team, which felt like the right framework for a remake that would be respectful to the original while bringing something new that fans in Korea and globally would appreciate.”
“Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area” is the latest Korean series to reach No. 1 on the Netflix chart besides “All Of Us Are Dead,” “Juvenile Justice,” and “Business Proposal”
Here are Netflix’s top 10 global non-English shows from June 20 to 26:
1. Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area: Season 1 - 33,740,000 hours viewed
2. Intimacy: Season 1- 16,560,000
3. Yo soy Betty, la fea: Season 1- 12,570,000
4. Malverde, El Santo Patron - 11,590,000
5. Café con aroma de mujer: Season 1 - 10,820,000
6. The War Next-door: Season 2 - 10,150,000
7. She: Season 2 - 9,490,000
8. Our Blues: Season 1 - 9,250,000
9. SPRIGGAN: Season 1 - 9,120,000
10. Maldivas: Season 1 - 8,460,000