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Money Heist season five: what time is Netflix releasing the new episodes and how many are there?

The streaming giant will release the first half of the final instalment of the international sensation La Casa de Papel for expectant fans later this week.

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Money Heist season five: what time is Netflix releasing the new episodes and how many are there?

After four seasons of the critically acclaimed global sensation, Money Heist, Netflix is set to begin releasing the final episodes later this week. When the previous season ended the gang had been trapped inside the Bank of Spain for one hundred hours and, despite managing to rescue Lisbon, were reeling from the loss of Nairobi.

Expectations are high for season five of the most watched non-English language title on Netflix, which had racked up more than 65 million views as of August 2021. Here’s everything you need to know about the finale of the Emmy Award-winning series…

When will season five of Money Heist be released on Netflix?

The fourth season of the show, known in its native Spanish as La Casa de Papel, was released on 3 April 2020, alongside an accompanying documentary titled Money Heist: The Phenomenon.

Filming for the latest season wrapped in May 2021 and the first episodes of the final season will be available to watch on Netflix in the United States from midnight on Friday 3 September. For viewers around the world the time will alter to reflect your local time zone.

How many episodes are there in Money Heist season five?

As was the case for season four the series will be split into two halves, this time with five episodes in each. Season five volume one will arrive on Netflix on 3 September, with the remaining five episodes to be released on Friday, 3 December.

In the official promotional content Netflix confirmed that this will be the final instalment of the much-loved show, announcing: “THE HEIST COMES TO AN END”

From what we know this seems almost certain to be the case given the ensemble cast’s increasingly busy schedules. Despite some rumours of potential spin-off shows, this will be the last time fans can see the Professor and the gang together and the creators are determined to give them a fitting send off.

Speaking to Netflix’s See What’s Next, executive producer Alex Pinas said: “We’ve spent almost a year thinking about how to break up the band. How to put the Professor on the ropes. How to get into situations that are irreversible for many characters.”

He added: “The result is the fifth part of La Casa de Papel. The war reaches its most extreme and savage levels, but it is also the most epic and exciting season.”