It is Friday, September 3 starts on Netflix, with the first five chapters of the ten that make up its fifth and final season, the beginning of the end of ‘La Casa de Papel’. A series converted after its jump to the streaming service into a global phenomenon followed by hundreds of millions of people and who, according to their own protagonists, has shown the world that the Spanish audiovisual industry is ready for “high-caliber” productions and for “making industry”.
“When I think of the series finale, I think in unemotional terms. But I am very excited that the industry realizes that things of this caliber can be done in Spain, for me that is the most important thing, “says Najwa Nimri in an interview for Europa Press in which the actress trusts that this “immense series that has made so much noise outside” serve even after its end for “give wings to those of this country“and so that from outside”see that things of this caliber can be done, with all that money and all those people working“.
And it is that, the interpreter who gives life to Alicia Sierra, the unpredictable inspector who tries to hunt down The Professor and his gang, believes that beyond the already iconic red monkeys, the Dalí masks or the ‘Bella Ciao’, the The most important legacy of La ‘Casa de Papel’ has been its ability to “fine-tune the gear of the Spanish audiovisual industry“.
“We have a lot of potential but we are not organized yet and this series is a kick in the table. When you see it you say: ‘Take it now!’ For me that is the important thing about this series, everything it has represented for the Spanish industry, basically … the one that has put us in the world “, insists Nimri, who defines this last season of ‘La Casa de Papel’ as “pure entertainment” loaded with “wild emotions and powerful intimate moments“.
“This first part of the last season is much more warlike. It is a moment to put both the band on the bench and the Professor in the Storm Pond, completely against the ropes, “he says. Alvaro Death, the actor who gives life to the leader and brain of the robbers who anticipates that after the “total war” unleashed in these first five chapters, the second part of the last season – five final installments that will see the light on December 3 on Netflix – will solve all the questions and conflicts “going much more into the emotionality of the characters to understand what has led them there“.
THE GOODBYE OF THE PROFESSOR AND THE BAND
But in addition to the requirement of the numerous and powerful action scenes, an extra effort was seen “greatly complicated “by the pandemic since the season started its filming, it was shot just after confinement, for its protagonists the production of this last season of ‘La Casa de Papel’ has also been marked by the emotional component derived from the farewell to the characters who have been with them for more than five years and have launched them to global stardom.
“When the last day of shooting arrives and you say goodbye to the people you’ve been working with for five years and of a character who has given you so many beautiful things like the Professor and who has reached so many people … it is a tremendous moment. In the ‘making-of’ you see me cry like a child“, confesses Morte.
“We did nothing but cry and give each other hugs“, also remember Itziar Ituño who assures that leaving behind his character – who started the series as the inspector Raquel Murillo, but who became part of the band as Lisboa – is “the end of a cycle” and “of a beastly experience that he has had an impact like no other in our lives. ” “Saying goodbye to that is very exciting, but saying goodbye to people is even more exciting.“, recognize.
Along the same lines, the Argentine actor Rodrigo de la Serna, who joined ‘La Casa de Papel’ in the third season to give life to Palermo, points out that regardless of how much his character meant and the fact of participating in a series of such global impact, the farewell was “truly emotional “because between the team”very deep bonds were forged over a long time“.
“That last day was very emotional, there in the helicopter … it was very, very tearful“, recalls the Latin American interpreter.” It was very exciting, a surprise with the whole team, all the directors came … but because of the covid it could not be how the end of a filming of so many years should be celebrated“, lamented Darko Peric, Serbian interpreter who embodies Helsinki since the first season of ‘La Casa de Papel’.