Lupin, Netflix’s trendy heist series starring Omar Sy (The Intouchables) as a racing gentleman thief, is already one of Netflix’s biggest underdog hits of this year. Following the show debuted on January 8, it quickly shot towards the surface of the streaming service’s US Top 10 list, a first to get a French-language series. With its clever premise, upgrading Maurice Leblanc’s Arsène Lupin personality for the modern era, and its lively first season comprising five episodes, each centered around an elaborate caper, it made for an ideal weekend.
In a time when lots of shows suffer from a lot of episodes, Lupin left you wanting more. But when exactly will Sy’s Assane Diop return? What elaborate approaches will he have planned for your future? Any more diamond heists on the horizon? Inspired by Diop’s reconnaissance skills, we did a little snooping around online and discovered some answers to these queries.
Lupin season 2 release date: When will it air on Netflix?
While we don’t have an official date, Netflix has stated that we can expect part two this summer.
Lupin Part 2… this summer! pic.twitter.com/bgWujbrtZ1
— Netflix (@netflix) January 28, 2021
All good things, and all that.
Who in the throw is coming for Part 2? Since Part 2 was filmed at precisely the same time as Part 1, it is reasonable to assume that most of the key players will be back to wrap up the story. Obviously, Sy is your celebrity and will be back but expect to see his ex-wife Claire (Ludivine Sagnier) and his son Raoul (Etan Simon), that was just getting in the Lupin books–and even sporting the character’s top hat to a fan meet-up–since the first part came to a close. “They are basic to the whole being of Assane Diop,” said showrunner George Kay at an interview with Vanity Fair. “He has the mother of his child and his child–that’s not likely to change. So Claire and Raoul will remain [in the show ] a lot.”
Expect Soufiane Guerrab’s Detective Youssef to play a bigger part in the next role, as Part 1 ended with him eventually making contact with Diop and potentially blowing his cover. In the same way, Hubert Pellegrini (Hervé Pierre) will probably be featured even more as Lupin functions to seek vengeance for his daddy.
Lupin season 2 plot: What will happen?
There’s never a fantastic time to be kidnapped, but suffering that ordeal on your birthday is all about as bad as it gets.
Raoul was enjoying a day at the beach with his mother and dad after he became swept up at Assane’s wreck and was bundled into a car by Leonard.
You do not have to be a clairvoyant to know that up first on Assane’s priorities is to get his boy back.
“His principal tool is his head,” Sy informed Variety. “He’s difficulties working with his feelings — both his heart and stomach. So now his son is at risk [and] that he will need to work with his instinct, and he never did.
“It is the same tool that you become a dad: You cannot be a daddy just with your mind. So, for me, it was a way for him to become a dad. He’s not actually in the first episodes, however, he will become this, and this is the method of it.”
Screenwriter George Kay added: “That incident is concerning the pledges you create when you realize you are likely to turn into a parent and then taking the next reading of it when he is 14 years old and just how great are they on those pledges now.”
And Assange still hasn’t managed to expose the skeletons in Pellegrini’s cupboard to the world, in turn exonerating his daddy.
However, Pellegrini now knows that the mystery guy hunting him is Assane, so lurking in the shadows is going to be a whole lot more difficult for our protagonist moving forwards.
The police also have a pretty solid e-fit of Assane and Youssef, the detective who made the Arsène Lupin link long past, tracked him down in the beach.
Can we find the pair join forces to destroy Pellegrini together? There’s a degree of admiration from Youssef with this particular gentleman burglar. And if Assane decides to confide in him we can witness both worlds colliding in an unexpected but entirely feasible nature-given exactly how ridiculous the show is.
“He sympathizes with all the police officers that attempt to catch him,” Sy told Netflix Queue. “In the novels, Lupin is quite similar. He plays the authorities, he’s one step — or several steps — ahead of these, but he relates to the character of Detective Ganimard and even does him favors.
“In [Maurice] Leblanc’s afterward novellas, Lupin is an investigator, and the police commissioner is just one of his pals. We have maintained that soul with Detective Guedira’s (Soufiane Guerrab) personality. He is Assane’s counterpart. In the event you forget they’re on opposite sides of the law, they are just both Arsène Lupin geeks!”
Anticipate all that, plus plenty more of Assane’s dazzling smarts and spellbinding trickery in part 2.