Lupin premiered its first part on Netflix on 8th January and has garnered worldwide success as the most watched show in the first quarter of the year.
Inspired by the works of novelist Maurice Leblanc’s Arsene Lupin, Gentleman Burglar, the series features a world of trickery and disguise fuelled by vendetta against a French kingpin Hubert Pellegrini.
The French series tells the story of Assane Diop/Lupin (Omar Sy) who seeks to avenge the death of his late father, Babakar (Fargass Assande), after being framed for stealing a diamond necklace that once belonged to Marie Antoinette.
Surviving under the guise of Arsene Lupin’s identities and wits, Assane Diop must take down his father’s boss Hubert Pellegrini (Herve Pierre) who was behind Babakar’s apparent death.
When will the second part of Lupin premiere on Netflix?
While there is not yet specific date for the release of the second part, the series producers revealed that the show will return to Netflix sometime in the summer of 2021.
Netflix had predicted that Lupin would be watched by 70 million people within its first four weeks, surpassing last year’s releases The Queen’s Gambit and Bridgerton.
The series cast:
Most of the main characters will reprise their roles in the continuation of the saga. Below are the main players you should expect in the show:
- Omar Sy as Assane Diop
- Ludivine Sagnier as Claire
- Etan Simon as Raoul
- Antoine Gouy as Benjamin Ferel
- Herve Pierre as Hubert Pellegrini
- Vincent Garanger as Gabriel Dumont
- Vincent Londez as Captain Romain Laugier
- Soufiane Guerrab as Youssef Guedira
Lupin Part 2 Spoilers
The first part of Lupin ended with Assane’s son, Raoul kidnapped, it is quite clear that Assane will do anything in his wits and powers to rescue his son.
On the other hand, Mr Pellegrini has realised that the mystery man coming after him is Assane Diop, the son of his former employee whom he had pushed to his death, we can expect Mr Pellegrini to try covering his tracks.
In a teaser released by Netflix on March, Assane searches for his son, Raoul and Mr Pellegrini awaits his arrival. After Youssef confronts Assane about his secret identity, we may expect Claire to dig in Assane whereabouts.
Co-creator of the show, George Kay, stated that the second part of the show will focus into Assane’s life after his father’s death in prison.
“The backstory is going to take you up to how he got to that point,” he told Vanity Fair. “Right now we don’t know what happened to him in the gap between him being, like 16 and being 40. So we’re kind of retrospectively educating with this huge backstory.”
With his family threatened, the second part will follow a different path in dealing with the Pellegrini family. While speaking to Variety, actor Omar Sy hinted that he will have to work with his insticts.
“His main tool is his head. He has difficulties working with his feelings, his heart and belly,” he told Variety. “So now his son is in danger and he will have to work with his instinct, and he never did.”