Lupin, Netflix’s French-language heist series based on the Arsène Lupin novels by Maurice Leblanc, looks poised to be another smash-hit word of mouth series à la The Queen’s Gambit. Like Gambit, the series features a tortured genius of sorts doing tortured genius things—playing games and winning games and always looking over their shoulder into their haunted past.
And while The Queen’s Gambit will only run for one season as a limited series, Lupin looks to play the Sherlock game—keeping the action going after eleventh hour cliffhangers and nemesis plots.
Part one of Lupin’s first season aired on January 8th—dropping five episodes of around 50 minutes each. The good news is that part two isn’t waiting around to be greenlit; the second part is definitely coming to Netflix, wrapping up the events of season 1. (No word yet on an actual Season 2, though.)
When is part 2 coming to Netflix?
While we don’t know the exact date for episode 6, we have some precedence. Netflix’s Unsolved Mysteries was also released in two batches, the second part airing just over three months after the first. Part two of Lupin is set for another five episodes—likely of similar length. Look for them to steal their way onto Netflix sometime this winter, or early spring (we hope).
What will happen in part 2?
Part one concluded with Assane (Omar Sy) and (ex wife?) Claire (Ludvine Sangier) looking for their son Raoul (Etan Simon) during a Lupin celebration on the French coast. Two storylines converge here, with Pellegrini’s henchman/assassin abducting Raoul (somehow only an hour after being arrested), and mocking Paris detective Youssef Guedira confirming his hunch and confronting Assane (“Lupin”). It’s the first time Assane is caught off guard and seemingly without a backup plan.
Part 2 will likely involve three narratives: freeing Raoul, fleeing and or teaming up with Guedria to take down shady commissioner Dumont, and, ultimately, exposing the corruption of the Pellegrini family and clearing Assane’s father’s name.
Difficult tasks, but then again, it seems Lupin has overcome worse.
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