“The paper house”: why Álex Pina regretted having killed Moscow

On December 3, the final season of “The Money Heist”, One of the most successful Spanish series of recent times. The story produced by Alex Pina it conquered the whole world, reaching being broadcast in more than 180 countries.

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In recent weeks, the creators of the show have revealed some secrets behind important decisions that were made during filming, such as the writing of the last scene that was quite improvised.

As it is remembered, the first season had among its characters the Professor, Berlin, Tokyo, Nairobi, Rio, Denver, Arturo Román and Moscow; However, the last of them did not go beyond the second season. Although the decision to withdraw the figure played by Paco All It seemed good at the beginning, time took care of proving to the production that they were wrong.

The cast of “La casa de papel” in 2020 (Photo: Netflix)


Alex Pina confessed, in a recent interview for the, than to eliminate Moscow It has brought him more than one headache, coming to regret his decision. This character could have lived longer, if not because the series initially took an unexpected turn.

“He was a character that offered a lot of comedy and that, for me, still had a lot to give”, expressed the creator of the Spanish series.

Paco Tous played Agustín Ramos, alias Moscow (Photo: La casa de papel / Antena 3)
Paco Tous played Agustín Ramos, alias Moscow (Photo: La casa de papel / Antena 3)


When the series premiered, the May 2, 2017, the platform through which it was broadcast was Antena 3, where its life span did not expect to exceed 15 episodes. However, the program’s fortunes changed when it made the leap to Netflix and gained international fame, forcing its creators to continue the story of the most charismatic con artists in fiction.

Of having known that “The Money Heist” would take this course, the director and scriptwriter would not have eliminated Moscow from the script, giving space to further develop his character.

Moscow died in the eighth episode of season two of the series (Photo: La casa de papel / Antena 3)
Moscow died in the eighth episode of season two of the series (Photo: La casa de papel / Antena 3)


The short answer is no. After five successful seasons, it is necessary to put an end to the drama created by , since if they intend to extend the story only for profit they run the risk of ruining everything.

If you think about it with common sense, spending 2,000 minutes of fiction doing two robberies is enough. There are almost 20 films, I think we have squeezed a lot of personalities, design and everything”, Álex Pina said previously to .

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It is good to close the stage of La casa de papel, which has been absolutely splendid and surprising, and it must be closed with a brutal season“He added in said conversation with the Spanish media.

Furthermore, the creator of “”Believes that it is really important to go out the front door and in style. “This mechanic that the series ended up languishing has been changed. You have to feel proud to go in style. You have to do many other things, many other genres, and above all things that we do not know how to do”.

We always thought we had to stop when the show was in high demand, when it was still in its ‘golden age’. It seemed that was what we had to do with the series“, He added in an interview with .

However, that is not the final ending of “The Money Heist“, as “We have a lot of possibilities to do a spin-off, yes, and I think it’s thanks to the strong and powerful identities of the characters. We have always wanted the characters to have a very complex and layered design. So I think almost all of the Paper House characters have a duality that we’d like to see in a spin-off. We could see any of them in other contexts”.

In fact, on November 30, 2021, during an event for the premiere of the last season, the first spin-off was confirmed, “Berlin“, Which will premiere in 2023 in and will have as protagonist .

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The characters of “La casa de papel” returned this year with the new robbery of the Bank of Spain, but they still remained as enigmatic as ever (Photo: Netflix)


In a virtual press conference before the premiere of the second part of the fifth season, the executive producer Jesús Colmenar addressed the real reasons why “” It ended.

I think it has a different rhythm, it is not such a warlike confrontation, but it is a series that always goes in crescendo until the end, until the last episode, and I will say that it is very special and different from what we have done so far”, Explained Colmenar, as reported .

“Volume 1 and 2 of the fifth season have this defining moment, which is the death of Tokyo. It is a time bomb that radically changes the series and takes a turn towards the end, “said the executive producer.

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