Fans of French crime drama Lupin have been eagerly awaiting Part 2 since the first part’s dramatic cliffhanger.
And with the next instalment “coming soon”, Netflix has released five new images and shared an exciting teaser trailer for the upcoming episodes, starring Omar Sy as under-estimated gentleman thief Assane Diop, who took inspiration from the Arsène Lupin books when seeking revenge for his father’s death.
The show’s first five episodes followed Assane as he set out to expose the crimes of Hubert Pelligrini, his father’s employer who framed him for the theft of an expensive diamond necklace. But in Part 1’s last episode, we watched as the Pelligrini family began to retaliate.
With many questions to answer in Part 2, here’s everything we know so far about the upcoming episodes of Lupin and when they’re likely to arrive on Netflix.
When is Lupin Part 2 on TV?
It was announced in January that Lupin Part 2 will air on Netflix this summer (2021). We’ll keep this page updated when we know more.
🇫🇷 BREAKING 🇫🇷… Lupin will return for Part 2 (deux) soon.— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) January 28, 2021
The five new episodes are directed by Ludovic Bernard (The Climb) and Hugo Gélin (Love at second sight).
Lupin Part One aired on Friday 8th January 2021. It’s not yet known whether parts one and two were filmed back-to-back.
What is Lupin Part 2 about?
The French-language series follows central character Assane Diop (Omar Sy), a Parisian janitor who, as a child, was gifted a book about the French literary character Arsène Lupin, a gentleman thief.
Inspired by Lupin, Assane has since mastered the arts of disguise and sleight of hand, and orchestrates hugely ambitious heists with one, true aim: revenge for his father, who died by suicide in prison after being falsely accused of theft by the wealthy Pelligrini family.
“Lupin was a keen observer of society and we wanted Assane to be the same,” Sy told The New York Times. “He doesn’t need much to disguise himself: He joins the type of people who don’t get noticed, and he disappears.”
When we last saw Assane, he was desperately looking for his young Raoul (Etan Simon), abducted by the Pelligrini family. And to make matters more complicated, Assane has a detective on his tail.
In May, Netflix released five new images from Part 2, including this relaxed picture of Assane out for a walk…
…and a dramatic image of our hero looking out onto the city.
Plus, there’s a shot of him climbing a ladder, possibly getting himself into (or out of) trouble.
There’s another photo of him peeking out from behind a clock face…
…plus this shot from a glamorous red carpet affair.
In March, Netflix teased the upcoming second part, revealing: “This isn’t a game any more. Assane’s quest for revenge against Hubert Pelligrini has torn his family to pieces. With his back to the wall, he now has to think of a new plan, even if it means putting himself in danger.”
Meanwhile, the first teaser trailer for Part 2 confirmed that Assane’s son Raoul had been kidnapped by Leonard on behalf of Hubert Pelligrini, who plans to lure Assane to him by using his son as bait.
Who stars in Lupin?
Lupin Part One starred Omar Sy (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Jurassic World) as Assane, the Parisian gentleman thief who draws inspiration from the Arsène Lupin books.
Meanwhile Vincent Londez (Public Enemy, Into the Night) plays Captain Romain Laugier. Other cast members include Ludivine Sagnier (The Young Pope), Clotilde Hesme (Regular Lovers), Nicole Garcia (Families), Hervé Pierre, Soufiane Guerrab, Antoine Gouy, Fargass Assandé and Shirine Boutella.
Lupin Part 2 trailer
Netflix released a teaser trailer for Lupin Part 2 on Friday 5th March, teasing Assane’s frantic search for his son Raoul (Etan Simon), who was kidnapped by Leonard (Adam Niane) after Assane had him arrested.
We watch as Hubert Pelligrini (Hervé Pierre), a business tycoon who Assane tried to seek revenge on, plans to lure Assane to him by using his son as bait as Assane embarks on a rescue mission.
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