Money Heist director on why Nairobi had to die: ‘She would have had a hard time fitting into season 5’

Nairobi’s death at the end of Money Heist Season 4 changed the roles for the entire gang and The Professor. In what turned out to be one of the most tear-jerking moments in the crime drama thus far, fans have yet to come to terms with the brutal murder of one of its most popular characters, who has been part of the Netflix show since the Netflix show. show. get started.

The gang will declare war on the enemy in the upcoming season of Money Heist to avenge Nairobi’s heartbreaking death. They all have blood in their eyes, and we got a glimpse of this in the Money Heist 5 teaser video recently released by Netflix.

Nairobi was first held captive, tortured and then shot in front of her fellow gang members by Gandía, head of security at the Bank of Spain, where the current robbery is taking place.

In her death, she becomes the inspiration for the robbers to take matters into their own hands, which goes far beyond money. It’s a personal battle now. However, the creators believe that Nairobi’s character arc had to end before Money Heist’s upcoming season 5.

In an exclusive virtual set visit and meeting with the cast and crew of Money Heist from Madrid, Spain, indianexpress.com learned how Nairobi’s death will motivate others this season and change the group’s dynamics.

Director, executive producer and core team member Jesús Colmenar believes Nairobi would have had a ‘hard time’ in Money Heist 5. ‘Nairobi, in a way, represented the heart of the gang. And I think in this last season Nairobi would have had a hard time adapting because this is a direct confrontation season. And Nairobi was always a different kind of character, a character that was not made for direct confrontation.”

Nairobi, played by actor Alba Flores, was an expert in counterfeiting and counterfeiting. She oversaw the printing of the money at the Royal Mint of Spain and then oversaw the smelting of gold at the Bank of Spain.

She has been the balancing force through all confrontations and a peacekeeper in the group from season one. Her only motive was the success of the robbery and she believed deeply in The Professor aka Sergio Marquina (Álvaro Morte).

Nairobi was shot by Gandía in Money Heist 4. (Picture: Netflix)

Her personal emotional chart after losing her son to foster care because her drug trade went awry and her plan to go for a second child made Nairobi one of the most challenging characters on the show.

And like the tribute her gang and fans gave to Nairobi in the final season after her death, “her legacy will certainly inspire the other characters,” concluded Jesús Colmenar.

Money Heist 5 will be released in two parts. While part 1 will premiere on Netflix on September 3, the last part will be released on December 3.

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