The countdown to the end of ‘La casa de papel’ is coming to an end. Netflix has presented this past Tuesday volume 2 of the fifth season of the series, which will close a cycle of more than 4 years that has marked a before and after in the history of Spanish fiction. “Many of the sequences that I like the most of the whole series are here, in this final season,” said Álex Pina, created from ‘La casa de papel’, at the press conference in which he was present YOTELE.
This December 3, the Vancouver Media series (‘El embarcadero’) returns to the platform to definitively say goodbye to its fans with its last five episodes with a closed end to the robbery of the Bank of Spain. “The end of ‘The paper house’ It is the end of ‘La casa de papel’. The door is not left open to a season 6 or 7, here the story ends. I cannot speak of other types of alternative projects, “said Jesús Colmenar, director of the series.
“In the first volume (of the fifth season) we handled the epic of war, and in this second we handle an emotional epic of the characters in which they reach their climax“, assured Colmenar, adding that” until the last chapter of ‘La casa de papel’ the puzzle is not finished and you do not understand what the series as a whole has been “.
On the other hand, Alex Pina, creator of ‘La casa de papel’, advances that the end of the series “is very balanced”: “This final season has a lot of adrenaline and many twists, but it works very well in sentimental terms (…) When they get to the last chapter, people are going to ask themselves: But how are they going to get out of this !? There is much to tell in this ending “.
“This installment feels a little different because somehow we are finishing the trip. It has been very long, bizarre, full of adventure and also emotionality. On the one hand, we had that debit of finishing the characters’ stories well, giving them a lot of ground to their emotions. And emotionally those of us who wrote the series also needed to close that trip with a lot of feeling. In this last part, this more emotional narrative was part of us because we are saying goodbye too“stated Esther Martinez Lobato, creator of the series, adding there are many nods to how ‘La casa de papel’ started: “There are situations that are repeated and tessitura that remind us of how they started”.
Álvaro Morte, Úrsula Corberó, Pedro Alonso, Najwa Nimri, Miguel Herrán, Jaime Lorente, Esther Acebo, Darko Peric, Hovik Keuchkerian, Luka Peros, Belén Cuesta and Enrique Arce They were also the protagonists of this act in which they shared with the press their feelings and impressions before the imminent end. “Whatever the end, no one will like it because no one likes things to end. But the important thing is the journey of the series. What has happened to people is strong enough to make it worthwhile, “said Jaime Lorente.
For his part, when asked about YOTELE, Álvaro Morte took stock of what the act of speaking as The Professor in the five seasons of the series has meant for him: “It has been a long time of enjoyment. The Professor has given me many very beautiful things and of all of them I keep the work that I have been able to enjoy being side by side with wonderful people. I have been able to learn a lot. Beyond the phenomenon, when I look back in the future, I’ll take that fieldwork that has been filming every day with some wonderful colleagues and texts. “
For its part, Úrsula Corberó He also ruled on the end of his character in the first part of the fifth season, calling it “very tough”. “I’m super happy with that Tokyo finale and I don’t know if I have to say this, but in part I wanted it to happen that way. We had a lot of talks and I think Tokyo was cannon fodder from the beginning (…) I think there is something very poetic and dreamlike about living multiple lives. She had always had the feeling that it had been a bit like that since the Professor contacted her. “
“It was a very heavy process because I shot everything chronologically and it took me a long time to recover. To this day I think I have recovered, but I am not clear about it either, “said Corberó, being very enthusiastic about the second volume of the fifth season:” I have not read the scripts, I do not know what happens. They gave me the chapters two days ago and I have decided not to see them because that way I cannot make spoilers. I want to see this last part as a spectator and as a fan. I’m being given an opportunity that I couldn’t turn down. “
What’s more, Pedro Alonso He also talked about how he lived the change from being a prominent character in action scenes to only appearing in flashbacks from ‘La casa de Papel’: “When we talk about recovering the character, my fear was to miss the present of the action of a character who lives unleashing chaos. That led us to reinvent ourselves, and in the end the character has in turn been different characters. I’ve missed the action, but Copenhagen is not bad. “
‘La casa de papel’, a before and after in the Spanish television industry: “It has given us credit”
Also asked by YOTELE, the creators of ‘La casa de papel’ have reflected on how the series has changed the paradigm of Spanish fiction after it made the trip from Antena 3 to Netflix. “Before, it was very difficult for us to sell the series to other countries, we did not have the distribution channels of the majors. In the end, placing ourselves on Netflix, premiering worldwide and playing in the leagues of major productions, has placed the industry in a place where we did not even dare to think. We have always been a complex country in that sense, they spoke of ‘Spanish’, and we have arrived and many people are arriving. We have managed to make the very local fight against the larger and we beat them in many cases. This is the journey of an industry consolidation“said Álex Pina.
“I have the feeling that many of us who are here have spent many years fighting within the Spanish television industry. First, trying to break down great barriers that existed with the ‘good people’ and the ‘Señora de Cuenca’. It has been an uphill battle for many years, and for me ‘The paper house ‘has been the climax of that battle. We wanted to make a more cinematic television fiction that could be global and exportable. And now you see Spanish fiction and it is amazing, “reflected Jesús Colmenar, the director of the series.
“‘The paper house ‘has given us credit. All fiction is driven by trends and suddenly now it seems that Spanish makes a lot of sense and people are interested in how we tell stories. Fiction has greatly pushed us to be seen and recognized. And personally it has meant a lot. What gives you great success is the possibility of telling many more things, it gives you credit. We have always tried to make a different fiction and tell our own stories without intermediaries. ‘La casa de papel ‘has changed our lives and we have learned a lot“explained Pina.