*Spoiler Alert* Spanish series Money Heist has exploded into an international phenomenon, surpassing cult-hit Tiger King with 65 million views on Netflix during April 2020.
Known as La Casa De Papel in Spain, the show originally aired on Spanish network Antena 3 in mid 2017, but surprisingly failed to deliver viewership numbers domestically.
Things changed when Netflix acquired the global streaming rights in late 2017 and the show soon became one of the streamer’s most popular originals of all-time.
What was meant to be a limited series told in two parts, was renewed by Netflix for 16 new episodes.
The highly anticipated series four, finally dropped on April 3 and ever since then, the burning question has been: will there be a season five?
Season four of the beloved Spanish series ended in a cliff hanger, with Lisbon dramatically entering the bank at the same time as the Professor was held at gunpoint by rogue inspector Alicia Sierra.
For those who have been wracking their brains wondering how the hell the Professor will get the gang out of the Bank of Spain, relief is in sight.
While the news is not yet to be verified by Netflix, we feel like that’s confirmation enough.
The next question then comes, when will we get to watch it? Fans only had to wait nine months between season three and four, which were most likely shot together.
Before you begin a countdown to December though, Netflix paused production of all its original series on March 15 due to the pandemic.
To make matters worse, actress Itziar Ituno, who plays Lisbon, revealed on Instagram that she tested positive for COVID-19 on March 18.
“I’ve had the symptoms since Friday afternoon and today we got the test results which came back positive.
“My case is mild and I’m fine but it’s very dangerous for people who are weaker.
“Do not take it lightly, there are lives at stake and we still do not know how far this will go,” she said.
The 45-year-old has since recovered from Coronavirus, so let's hope the pandemic won't delay the series too much.
For those who already need their Money Heist fix, check out Money Heist: The Phenomenon, a behind the scenes look at the success of the show.