Money Heist season 5 has gotten a release date — or rather, release dates. Netflix announced Monday that the fifth and final season of La casa de papel will be split into two halves of five episodes each. Money Heist season 5 “Volume 1” will drop September 3 on Netflix, with “Volume 2” following towards the end of the year on December 3. This is somewhat in keeping with Money Heist's release history. Though it's colloquially called season 5, it's technically Money Heist: Part 5, as the four previous parts together make up the first two seasons. From that viewpoint, the upcoming 10-episode Part 5 would in fact be season 3 that will have two volumes.
“When we began to write Part 5 in the midst of the pandemic, we felt that we had to change what was expected from the ten-episode season and used every tool we could to create the sensation of a season finale or series finale in the first volume itself,” Money Heist creator Álex Pina said in a prepared statement. “We decided to work in an extremely aggressive genre, putting The Gang on the ropes. In volume 2, we focus more on the emotional situation of the characters. It is a journey across their sentimental map that connects us directly to their departure.”