The first season of “Berlin,” a spin-off of the Spanish crime drama “Money Heist,” delves into the backstory of one of the show’s iconic characters, Andrés de Fonollosa, better known as Berlin.

Berlin, a member of the Professor’s gang, serves as his stepbrother, deputy commander, and mastermind behind the plan to rob the Bank of Spain. His real name is Andrés de Fonollosa, and he suffers from a serious illness known as Helmer’s myopathy, which threatens him with paralysis and death.

In the first season, Berlin leads the operation inside the building, while the Professor handles issues outside. When the team loses contact with the brain center, Berlin takes on the responsibility of making crucial decisions. Though his decisions may seem questionable to other members of the gang, Berlin tolerates no disobedience. He sarcastically jokes with his friends, takes pleasure in taunting hostages, and even persuades one of them into a sexual encounter.

In the second season, Berlin sacrifices himself, allowing the team to escape. He appears in the show in flashbacks, revealing details such as his wife’s name, Tatiana. Presumably, the new show will further explore the character’s backstory, including his preparation for a new major heist involving valuables worth 44 million euros.

In the original series, Berlin was portrayed by Pedro Alonso, who won the “Best Television Actor” award at the 2018 Premios de la Unión de Actores for his role. He will reprise his role in the spin-off. The cast also includes Michelle Jenner, Begonia Vargas, Tristan Ulloa, Marcel Gonzalez, Miko Jerry, Itziar Ituño, Najwa Nimri, and others.

In June 2023, Netflix released the first teaser for the series “Berlin,” along with plot details. The story unfolds in the events of “Money Heist.” Berlin plans to steal 44 million euros in just one day…

The premiere of the series “Berlin” is scheduled for December 29, 2023.