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These 3 new ‘Money Heist’ characters look like trouble

The gang has been shut in the Bank of Spain for over 100 hours. They have managed to rescue Lisbon, but their darkest moment is upon them after losing one of their own. The Professor has been captured by Sierra and, for the first time, doesn’t have an escape plan. Just when it seems like nothing else could go wrong, an enemy comes on the scene that is much more powerful than any they’ve faced: the army. The end of the greatest heist in history is approaching, and what began as a robbery will turn into a war.

Three new characters are joining season 5, and we just know they’re going to be trouble. According to Berlin (Pedro Alonso), a child is “a nuclear warhead that’s going to destroy everything,” as he relayed to Rio (Miguel Herrán) in early episodes of part 1 of the series. Years later, audiences are introduced to Berlin’s son, Rafael, played by Patrick Criado (Riot Police) Rafael is now 31 years old, has studied computer engineering at MIT in Massachusetts and is incredibly clear about one thing: he doesn’t want to be like his father.

LA CASA DE PAPEL (L to R) PATRICK CRIADO as RAFAEL, PEDRO ALONSO as BERLÍN in episode 04 of LA CASA DE PAPEL. Cr. TAMARA ARRANZ/NETFLIX © 2020

Right at the beginning of this story, another of the new characters is also introduced. 

“My name is Tokio. But when this story began, it wasn’t. This was me… and this, the love of my life. The last time I saw him I left him in a pool of blood with his eyes open.”  In Part 1 of la casa de papel we meet Tokio (Úrsula Corberó) holed up in a motorhome, running from the police and suffering an indescribable loss — the love of her life. Meet  René (Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Sky Rojo, Sense8), the man she started mugging with, with whom she traveled, enjoyed life and the man she loved before Silene Oliveira discovered that sometimes things in her perfect little world can go terribly wrong.

LA CASA DE PAPEL (L to R) MIGUEL ÁNGEL SILVESTRE as RENÉ, ÚRSULA CORBERÓ as TOKIO in episode 01 of LA CASA DE PAPEL. Cr. TAMARA ARRANZ/NETFLIX © 2020

Another new character coming into play this season is Sagasta (José Manuel Seda, Perdóname, Señor), Commander of the Special Forces of the Spanish Army. He is seasoned in countless international missions against the worst of the human species, which makes him precisely the same as the men he has killed. He is a born leader, whom his men will follow to the end if he asks them to, because he is just like them. When he puts on the uniform, he becomes an analytical, cold and ruthless mind, capable of going beyond any ethical or moral convention if the mission requires it.


Money Heist Part 5 Volume 1 premieres on Netflix on September 3. 

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