Everything We Know So Far About Lupin Season 2 On Netflix
The gentleman burgler, Assane Diop is back. French Netflix series, Lupin has just revealed the first look images from its highly-anticipated second part. The heist drama is the most successful French original in Netflix's history and was watched by a whopping 70 million households in the first month.
Just like the titular Lupin, the series hid in plain sight when it was added to the January line-up and has now set a global record for a French series.
Lupin is inspired by Arsène Lupin also known as the Gentleman Burglar, a character created by Maurice Leblanc. The drama follows Assane Diop, played by the charismatic Omar Sy, a master of disguise on a quest to avenge his father who has been wrongfully accused of theft by the wealthy family he works for.
The sleeper hit gave fans an exciting watch, especially how Assane cleverly set-ups and evades his pursuers.
Have you been caught on Assane's trap as well and can't contain your excitement? Read on to find out what we know so far about Lupin season two including the cast, plot details, release date and more.
It returns this summer
Back in January, Netflix announced that the series will return in the summer of 2021. There has been no official release date yet but since the series was filmed in one go, we don't have to wait much longer for production. It's likely that the second season is already wrapping up post-production.
Given the pandemic and remote working conditions, the decision not to reveal an exact release date is to provide some flexibility in case of minor delays.
It'll be a short season
The first part only had five episodes which left a lot of viewers hungry for more. It's been confirmed that the second part will also only have five episodes.
None of the episode titles have been revealed yet but director Ludovic Bernad will be helming episodes 6–7 while Hugo Gélin is directing episodes 8–10.
The original cast returns
The series was filmed in one go so we can also expect that the majority of the cast will return. From the first look images revealed by Netflix, we see Assane Diop, looking over Paris from a clock tower and climbing a ladder in what looks like a sewer tunnel.
We also see police officers, Youssef Guedira (Soufiane Guerrab), Sofia Belkacem (Shirine Boutella) and Romain Laugier (Vincent Londez) flashing their police badges to a security officer while wearing formal attire.
There's also a photo of Assane walking with Antoine Gouy (Benjamin Ferel) and the dog Assane rescued in the first part so we see that he's still in touch with his close friend from his school days.
When we last saw Assane, we thought he trying to take a turn for the better but the last episode of part one proved us wrong. From the first teaser trailer, Assane will be back to rescue his son, Raoul who has been kidnapped. He warns Leonard, "If you touch my son, I'll kill you".
He will continue his quest for revenge against Hubert Pelligrini, who has torn his family to pieces. In the teaser, Hubert also says that they'll be using Raoul as bait to lure in Assane. But with Assane's back against the wall, he has to think of a new plan. In the first part, Assane manages to avoid much of his enemies but this time, he'll be going to them and possibly, even putting his own life in danger.
But if anything, we can expect more disguises from the gentleman burglar. Or maybe he won't be much of a gentleman anymore in the upcoming second part. Guess we'll have to wait and find out.
Filming locations across France
In the first part, the majority of the filming locations were in Paris including 7 Rue Perrée, Louvre Museum, and Pont des Arts. But the final episode takes place in Étretat, a town on the northern coast of France. It's where the Le Clos Lupin Museum is located which was once the home of author Maurice Leblanc, the creator of Arsène Lupin's character which the series is based on. It's now a museum dedicated to the character.
While we can't say for sure where filming takes place for part two but from the teaser, we see Assane looking at a lone house while on the phone with Leonard, likely nearby where Raoul was taken. We can still expect to see Paris as the clock tower that Assane is looking at seems to be at the Musee d'Orsay, overlooking the river Seine.