There will be no surprises and ‘La casa de papel’ will definitely end with the fifth season that premieres next Friday in Netflix its last five episodesAlthough the door to the creation of related products is open, its creators confirmed this Tuesday.
“If we are going to have something after ‘La casa’, inspired by ‘La casa’, it is something we are thinking, but right now it is in the air and we are thinking about it ”, pointed out the creator Alex Pina at a press conference held in Madrid.
“The end of ‘La casa de papel’ is the end of ‘The paper house’, the door is not left open, with this the story ends, beyond other types of alternative projects, “said the director of the most successful Spanish fiction in history, Jesus Colmenar.
Little is known about the last five chapters, beyond that they will be a tribute to everything lived. Maximum secrecy reigns to the point that Netflix has not advanced any episode to the press, not even under embargo, as is usual.
It is only known what they have advanced from the platform, which starts just after the death of Tokio (Úrsula Corberó), with the Army inside the Bank of Spain and the band in its darkest hours, with the challenge of getting the gold and get out alive.
“In the first part (which premiered on September 3) the epic of war action reigned and in this second we handled another type of epic, the emotional. It is the composition of a puzzle that is finally closed. Until the last you don’t finish closing the whole trip and understanding what the series has been as a whole ”, explained Colmenar.
“It has a lot of adrenaline and a lot of twists, but it works very well in terms of sentimentality. This ending is very balanced. When they get to the last chapter people are going to keep saying but how are they going to get out of this? We arrive until the last moment with many things to resolve, ”said Pina.
The end of ‘La casa de papel’ will be a closing with which it ends “a very long, bizarre journey, full of adventure and emotionality”That the creators have also lived deeply, as has been pointed out Esther Martinez Lobato.
“Emotionally, we writers needed to close this trip with great feeling. And in this last part there is a more emotional narrative because we were saying goodbye to them. There are many nods to the series’ own internal narrative, to the origins ”, he commented.
The press conference was held at the Palacio de Vistalegre in Madrid, where an event with fans of the saga will take place tonight, and most of the protagonists have participated in it: Corberó, Alvaro Death (The teacher), Pedro Alonso (Berlin), Najwa Nimri (Alicia Sierra), Miguel Herran (River), Jaime Lorente (Denver), Bethlehem Cuesta (Manila), Esther Acebo (Stockholm), Darko Peric (Helsinki), Hovik Keuchkerian (Bogotá) and Luka peros (Marsella).
“The end has enchanted me. It seems to me that it was very complicated to solve this shed”Said Nimri. “Either way, nobody is going to like the ending because nobody likes things to end. But the important thing is the trip, what happened is strong enough ”, added Lorente.
It will not be in this last part, after his “death”, the character of Úrsula Corberó. “With volume two I am very excited because I have not read the scripts, I do not know what happens, I have decided not to see the last chapters. I really want to see this last part as a spectator, “said the actress, almost recovered from her brutal end.
“It was very hard. I am super happy with the end of Tokyo. I don’t know if I have to say this, but in part I wanted it to happen that way. Tokyo was one of the characters who were cannon fodder from the beginning. There is something very poetic and beautiful and dreamlike in what Tokyo says about living several lives, “he said.
A before and after for Spanish fiction
If something has been ‘La casa de papel’, one of the most watched productions in the platform’s history, as Netflix recently reported, is a before and after for Spanish fiction.
“It was difficult for us to sell the series to other countries, you had to go one by one. Placing ourselves on Netflix and releasing in 191 countries at the same time. Playing in those leagues and being in their ranking has placed the industry in a place that we did not dare to think, ”said Álex Pina.
And is that in Spain, he added, “we have always been very self-conscious. We would talk about fiction and say ‘she is a Spanish woman’. And we said it like ‘we could never get anywhere’. And now we have arrived and many other people are arriving. Suddenly we have managed to make the local look and we beat them in many cases. This trip is the trip of a consolidation of the Spanish industry and a way of telling stories ”.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.