The Latest "Lupin" Trailer Shows Assane's Search for His Missing Son

Elena Nicolaou
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The Latest "Lupin" Trailer Shows Assane's Search for His Missing Son

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  • Lupin is a French-language heist drama on Netflix based on Maurice Leblanc's Arsene Lupin, Gentleman Burglar novels.

  • Omar Sy plays Assane Diop, a modern-day burglar who modeled his life off of Lupin.

  • Netflix confirmed that Lupin's second part will arrive in the summer of 2021.

Lupin is the show that Money Heist fans have been waiting for since the season 4 finale. Netflix says the French thriller's first five episodes, which dropped on January 8, reached 70 million viewers, making the series as popular as megahits like The Queen's Gambit and Bridgerton.

Luckily, the show's many fans won't have to wait long for the next batch. The ten-episode first season has already been filmed in its entirety, meaning that a resolution to the first part's cliffhanger is on its way, too—phew. Netflix confirmed that the season will conclude in the summer of 2021.

In the series, French actor Omar Sy plays Assane Diop, a modern-day thief who models his life off Maurice Leblanc's iconic "gentleman burglar," Arsène Lupin. Found in books written in the early 20th century, think of Lupin as the equivalent to Sherlock Holmes in terms of cultural prominence, if not moral alignment. When new information comes to light about Assane's father's death in prison—and how, soon before, he was framed by his powerful employer, Hubert Pellegrini—Assane uses his skills for vengeance.

Here's what we know about the future of Lupin, part two and beyond.

The next five Lupin episodes have already been written and filmed.

The first season consists of ten episodes and will be released in two parts, per Variety. This should come as a major relief to the show's new fans. We won't have to wait for the series's creators, George Kay and François Uzan, to write and film new episodes—which poses an extra challenge in the era of coronavirus.

They'll drop in the summer of 2021.

Netflix has yet to confirm when, exactly, the final five episodes of Lupin's first season will drop—but we do have a season. Mark your calendar for "summer." No word on whether the show will be renewed for more episodes beyond that point. However, given the show's international success, we're optimistic that there will be more.

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This means the show's cast will return.

Chances are, Omar Sy—who rose to fame in the French movie Les Intouchables—is your new obsession, thanks to Lupin. He's not the only great actor in the show, though. Ludivine Sagnier (The New Pope) plays Assane's wife, Claire. Etan Simon is their 14-year-old son, Raoul.

Outside of the Diop family unit is Hervé Pierre (de la Comédie Française) as the powerful Pellegrini patriarch, who framed Assane's father for a crime he didn't commit. Clotilde Hesme is Juliette Pellegrini, Assane's childhood friend and former lover. Nicole Garcia is the Pellegrini mother, Anne. Finally, Antoine Gouy, Shirine Boutella, and Soufiane Guerrab are all investigators trying to catch Assane.

Photo credit: Emmanuel Guimier
Photo credit: Emmanuel Guimier

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The official teaser trailer shows Assane searching for his son.

Lupin ends with the kind of cliffhanger that makes part two a necessity. At the end of the fifth episode, Assane's son, Raoul, is kidnapped by one of Hubert Pellegrini's henchmen during a family trip to a French seaside town. In the teaser trailer, released in March, we see Assane doing whatever it takes to find Raoul.

Now, in addition to outing Pellegrini as the bad guy he is, Assane has to track down his son. Looks like he'll have an action-packed last few episodes...and we can't wait to see them. Cue Lupin's soundtrack.

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