‘Money Heist’ Was Nearly Cancelled.
5 Other Crazy Truth About’Money Heist: The Phenomenon’
It’s impossible to imagine Netflix without one of the most beloved international shows ever made, Money Heist. But were you aware that before the streaming giant came along and swept it up, La Casa de Papel was on the verge of cancellation? Much like our favorite group of robbers, Money Heist’s narrative is about suddenly snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. And that’s the narrative Netflix’s latest teaser Cash Heist: The Phenomenon documents.
Over the course of one hour, the movie describes the show’s sudden boom in popularity and an increase in fame. But more interestingly it drops into the cultural impact of this show that was almost lost to television history. Around the world, Money Heist’s iconography has been used in protests and rebellions, from France to Iraq.
If you have ended up this latest group of episodes and are craving more of a deep dive into how your favorite band moral of robbers came to be, we have your back. Here are some of the most jaw-dropping revelations from the new Cash Heist documentary. Spoilers for Money Heist Part 4 ahead.
‘Money Heist’ was doomed to fail before Netflix picked it up.
When the first season of La Casa de Papel premiered in Spain, it showed promise. Its first episode drew in 4.5 million viewers in the Spanish station Antena 3. But as the series went to its own viewership plummeted. The creators and cast had already accepted the show was a flop when Netflix came along and acquired it.
Netflix added La Casa de Papel, retitled as Money Heist at the United States, to its library with little advertising. Regardless subscribers discovered it fell in love. And this unpredictable heist drama was shown to be just one of Netflix’s smartest gambles.
Cash Heist Season 1 not left Madrid, Spain.
Despite the fact that Money Heist has ever been a worldwide focused series, the show never left Spain in its first year. All those foreign locales were recreated by some committed group employees and a lot of CGI. Now that Money Heist is one of Netflix’s hottest series, its budget has expanded radically. Season 2 is as international as the gang’s code titles.
‘Money Heist’ is the Top Viewed Netflix series or film in six countries.
According to the documentary, Money Heist is your most viewed program on Netflix from France, Italy, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and Portugal. The show also has a significant fanbase in North Africa, the Middle East, and Turkey. So yeah, stating Money Heist is popular is a bit of an understatement.
Stephen King and Neymar are among the show’s famous fans.
Since the series has gained more and more traction, more celebrities have donned their very own red jumpsuits and Salvador Dali masks. But the two largest names obsessed with the series many be horror author Stephen King and the Brazilian soccer player Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior. Neymar even made a cameo as a monk in Part 3 of Season 2.
Regardless of how crazy its own plots are, the series is not written beforehand.
This may be the most shocking detail of Currency Heist: The Phenomenon gave how intricate the series’ many escape programs are. Scripts for the series are not written in advance. Instead, they are written alongside filming. This is so the authors can better comprehend what a script calls for and adapt the leadership of this sequence. If an actor or director captures something truly remarkable onset, the series itself can change on a dime to double down on this new leadership.
For example, Part 3 includes a flashback in which the Professor (Álvaro Morte) instructs his students on how to do surgery in case of an emergency. After he brings out a dead pig to practice on, Marseille (Luka Peros) the fearless hitman immediately refuses. It ends up he might not value human life, however, he is an animal rights activist.
This detail was originally contained on the fly to give this tense scene some levity. But as the season progressed, the authors drew from this unexpected personality growth. Marseille’s bond with animals, especially his old puppy, became a humanizing element to his character that allowed him to bond with the grieving Professor.
- Money heist was worth it!!! – A movie indeed.