Story of the series!
A mastermind criminal who goes by the name “The Professor” has a strategy to pull off the biggest heist in history – to print billions of euros in the Royal Mint of Spain. To help him carry out with this plan, he recruits eight people with specific abilities and who have nothing to lose. The group of thieves take hostages to aid in their negotiations with the authorities, who strategise to come up with a way to capture The Professor. As more time elapses, the robbers prepare for a showdown with the police.
Money Heist resumed earlier this year and prompted a return of the entire cast – before some of them were killed off!
The fans of the series were eager to see the new season continue after the mysterious ending of the third season. The viewers weren’t sure how the show would progress on Netflix.
Although Rio (Miguel Herran) and Tokyo (Ursula Corbero) were in the limelight in season three, Berlin (Pedro Alonso) gained some focus this year.
Who is Berlin?
Berlin was a colossal antagonist during the narrative of the show. He usually offended most of the characters and committed monstrous acts. Having such an evil role as a villain makes sense for the show, but the creators revealed the pressure they received to cut Berlin.
Berlin is a driving force for evil in Money Heist. Alex Pina, the showrunner said how he did not want to cut him from the story. He spoke about this in the recent documentary “Money Heist: The Phenomenon”.
Speaking about the character behind the scenes, he confessed: “Someone said to me: ‘This character doesn’t fit with the times. You should take him out of the series’.”
Alex went on to add: “I said I had no intention of taking him out of the series. He’s a misogynist, narcissist and psychopath in many ways. But we could have a character like that in the series, and the audience could freely decide whose side they’re on, right?”
Each character has its unique appeals, and that is the reason why Berlin deserves his part.
Alex continues, “If television is a bland, it’s boring because less things happen. The audience wants things to happen, and there’s nothing better than a villain who we can empathize with.”
What does Berlin believe?
Pedro, the face behind Berlin, came up with his own opinion as well.
Speaking in the documentary, he said, “People need to gets their heads checked because I’m sure he’s not the character you’d want your daughter to marry. [But] that dominant side to him, his leadership, repulses us but it gives us a certain sense of safety.”