The Korean version of the award-winning Spanish crime drama “Money Heist” landed on the No. 2 spot on Netflix’s global popularity chart in its first week of release.
On Tuesday, June 28 (US Time), streaming analytics firm FlixPatrol revealed that “Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area” soared to the No. 2 spot on the daily global popularity chart for Netflix’s TV shows just four days after its premiere on June 24.
The rank increased since the show’s debut on the list on Sunday, June 26.
The Korean “Money Heist” was also the leading TV show in 16 countries like South Korea, Jamaica, Brazil, the Philippines, the Dominican Republic, Maldives, Peru, Nigeria, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, and Taiwan.
It was also the second most popular TV drama in 13 countries, such as Japan, Venezuela, Ecuador, the Bahamas, Oman, Kenya, Portugal, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. On the other hand, it reached the fifth spot in Spain, where the original drama came from.
The drama was set in the Korean Peninsula, where the North and South formed a joint economic area (JEA) to jumpstart the unification talks. But a group of some of the most talented thieves in both countries also joined forces to infiltrate the mint under JEA, so the North and South Korean police officers tries to stop them.
The star-studded cast of “Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area” includes Yoo Ji-tae, Jeon Jong-seo, Lee Won-jong, Kim Ji-hoon, Jang Yoon-ju, Lee Hyun-woo, Lee Kyu-ho, and Kim Ji-hun.
Park Hae-soo, one of the lead actors in another Korean drama phenomenon “Squid Game,” also stars in the new show.
Source: The Korea Times