Netflix has introduced at a press conference in Madrid the start of filming and the new cast of Berlin, the spinoff of La casa de papel that follows the most extraordinary heists of the iconic character played by Pedro Alonso.
In the words of its creators Esther Martínez Lobato and Álex Pina during the press conference: “Berin’s character has the most sparkling personality to place it in another universe. We loved the idea of introducing a new gang around Berlin in a completely different emotional state.”
Pedro Alonso (La casa de papel) returns to the role of the hedonistic and clever Berlin. Alongside him, his new gang: Michelle Jenner (Isabel) plays Keila, an eminence in electronic engineering; Tristán Ulloa (Fariña) goes into the skin of Damián, a philanthropic professor and Berlin’s confidant; Begoña Vargas (Welcome to Eden) plays Cameron, a kamikaze who always lives on the edge; Julio Peña Fernández (Through My Window) brings to life Roi, Berlin’s faithful squire; and Joel Sánchez plays Bruce, the relentless man of action in the gang.
During the press conference, Pedro Alonso revealed how the script for the series begins, “There are only ten things that can turn a terrible day into a wonderful one. The first is love. And the truth, that wasn’t the case. My third wife had just left me…The second is a spoil of more than ten million euros. But it wasn’t the case either. We were going to steal the link to a much bigger heist, today’s was easy. But if you have a bad day, you can end up bringing a miserable to his knees and aiming for his head.”
The eight episodes of the series, created by Esther Martínez Lobato (La casa de papel, Sky Rojo) and Álex Pina (La casa de papel, Sky Rojo), are written by David Oliva, David Berrocal, Esther Martínez Lobato and Álex Pina and will be directed by Albert Pintó (Sky Rojo, Malasaña 32), David Barrocal (Sky Rojo, La casa de papel) and Geoffrey Cowper (Day Release).
The series will begin shooting on October 3 in Paris and will take place over several weeks between the French capital and Madrid.