Money Heist writer in an interview talked about the success of the TV show on Netflix and also reviewed his regrets for killing the character ‘Berlin’.
Towards the ending of Money heist season 2 witness Berlin sacrificing himself to aid escape of his team out of the Royal Mint of Spain as he was shot several times on the chest.
Although Berlin is no longer a member of the heist, The character featured in the third and fourth season as flashbacks.
Script coordinator Javier Gómez Santander confessed had he known the show would reach such heights of success, the makers would have reconsidered killing off Berlin. “With La Casa De Papel, we go game by game, like Simeone. Chapter by chapter, sequence by sequence, line by line. We do not ever consider how long the show can last. If we got to know the scope of the phenomenon, we wouldn’t have thought to kill Berlin,” he confessed.
Creator and writer Álex Pina revealed in the Netflix documentary titled Money Heist: The Phenomenon, the pressure of removing Berlin from the show. “Someone said to me, this character doesn’t fit with the times. ‘You should take him out of the series’. I said I had no intention of taking him out of the series.
“But we could have a character like that in the series and the audience could freely decide whose side they’re on, right?” he added. If television is bland it’s boring because fewer things happen. The audience wants things to happen, and there’s nothing better than a villain who we can empathise with,” he explained.