BTS Make An Unexpected Cameo In The New K-Drama “Money Heist: Korea”

BTS is selling out concerts even in fictional universes!

In the tradition of popular K-Dramas like Business Proposal, Our Blues, My Liberation Notes, Sh**ting Stars, and Love All Play, BTS has once again made an unexpected cameo in a new K-Drama, Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area.

Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area is based on a Spanish crime drama television series, Money Heist (La Casa De Papel). The K-Drama is a continuation of the story told in Money Heist, where a mysterious man known only as the “Professor” recruits a group of eight people for a daring mission to steal money from the Royal Mint of Spain.

Money Heist (La Casa De Papel)


Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area takes place in the same fictional universe as the original with the same basic premise of the “Professor” establishing a group of people to plan and execute a heist.

Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area

So far, BTS has made two appearances in the first episode of the K-Drama. One character, who goes by Tokyo (played by actress Jeon Jong Seo), introduces viewers to her character by identifying herself as a member of the BTS ARMY.

She dances to BTS’s “DNA” while walking around.

Jeon Jung Seo as Tokyo in Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area | The Swoon/YouTube 

Tokyo explains that ARMY are “all over the world.” Including North Korea, where she lives.

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She believes it’s “only natural” that she became a fan of BTS since she’d “been secretly watching and listening to South Korean dramas and music.”

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Tokyo adds that “the only difference between [her] and the other ARMY [is that she] had to join the real army.”

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The other reference to BTS in the K-Drama is through a news broadcast that mentions that BTS will be holding a concert “in Pyongyang next month.”

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Pyongyang is a city in North Korea, and the news broadcast suggests that, in this fictional world, the fact that the BTS concert “has already sold out [suggests] that the cultural exchange between the neighboring countries is happening much quicker than expected.”

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Maybe fans can look forward to future BTS references in coming episodes.

You can watch the trailer for Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area here.

You can watch Tokyo’s introduction here.