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Everything we know about the fifth season of La casa de papel

The new season of the popular Spanish Netflix series promises to maintain the tension of all viewers.

Still from 'La Casa de Papel'

The new season of the series will premiere on September 3 on Netflix. Photo: YT-La Casa de Papel

LatinAmerican Post | Ariel Cipolla

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The story of the robbers wearing the Dalí masks has become an unprecedented international success, as it not only swept Spain but also became one of the most popular Netflix fictions in Latin America.

The initial plot is simple: a gang of thieves who want to carry out the biggest robbery in history. However, the novelty of the series is the rhythm. In each episode, viewers reached high levels of tension and frenzy, as each episode ended with a twist that left fans "upside down."

After season 4, released last year, fans have been waiting for the continuation of episodes scheduled for this year. Let's see what we know about this new stage, in which a new blow could occur that surpasses all the previous ones in magnitude.

The fifth season of La casa de papel

It is clear that the fifth season will be a direct continuation of the fourth, as it has been happening so far. At the end of the fourth season, we saw a bittersweet ending. On the one hand, the return from Lisboa with the rest of the band generated enormous happiness. On the other hand, the death of Nairobi at the hands of Gandía in the sixth episode left us with great pain.

The cast for this continuation seems to be the same as always: Álvaro Morte (El Profesor), Itziar Ituño (Lisboa), Úrsula Corberó (Tokio), Miguel Herrán (Rio), Jaime Lorente (Denver), Esther Acebo (Estocolmo), Darko Peric (Helsinki), Belén Cuesta (Manila), Hovik Keuchkerian (Bogotá), Luka Peros (Marseille), Rodrigo de la Serna (Palermo), Najwa Nimri (Alicia), Fernando Cayo (Tamayo) and Enrique Arce (Arturo).

To this, two new actors would be added: Miguel Ángel Silvestre and Patrick Criado, although the role they will occupy in this continuation is not known. Even characters who died in previous installments and who became iconic for the series would also continue to appear, such as Pedro Alonso's Berlin or Paco Tous's Moscú, all through intense and emotional flashbacks.

All this in about 10 chapters of one hour each, which will seek to squeeze the power of the main plot, but also of those subplots that keep us glued to the screen. Alex Pina himself, the producer of the series, had mentioned that the fifth season will be the "most epic and exciting", as it will seek to put the Professor's band in serious trouble.

Conflict situations reach warlike proportions, so much more action would also have to be expected than in previous seasons. As for the narrative, it is presumed that what began in the third will be completed: the plan to rescue Rio, since they must escape from the Bank of Spain. However, this not all.

While Season 4 ends with a celebration after meeting Lisbon, we've seen Inspector Sierra come to arrest The Professor. After being a fugitive from the police, the beloved character played by the magnificent Najwa Nimri is dangerous and we don't know what she wants with this arrest.

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As we know that her only loyalty is to herself, it is likely that she will end up joining the gang in order to get a portion of the fortune they will get. She could even look for a way to improve her situation, with a millionaire escape that helps her support her son and avoid going to jail, so it will be interesting to see how this issue is addressed.

The characters are already rich: they just want to save Rio. Therefore, this fifth season everyone may have to "return" the favor to The Professor and come to his rescue, but it is also possible that the leader of the band reaches an agreement with the inspector so that he ends up joining the group.

It is worth mentioning that it will not be the last season of the series: at the time, both the fifth and sixth were confirmed. Therefore, we should not expect an absolute outcome. Many actors even left the door open for possible spin-offs, so surely many unknowns will remain unsolved this year.

At first, this season was aimed to premiere in April 2021, but the COVID-19 pandemic delayed everything. However, recently Netflix indicated that it will be divided into two series of episodes. Volume 1 will hit Netflix on September 3, while volume 2 will be available from December 3. We look forward to it!