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Lupin Part 3 release date on Netflix: Trailer, cast and latest news

Omar Sy is on his way back as Assane Diop with Part 3 on its way to Netflix soon

Omar Sy as Assane Diop
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Published: Thursday, 18th November 2021 at 5:05 pm

Fans of Lupin should rest easy.

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Why? Because production on Part 3 has officially begun!

We're just a little bit excited considering where Part 2 left off with the wonderful gentleman thief Assane Diop.

With the evil Pellegrini exposed, Assane is no longer a murder suspect after having previously been framed by his nemesis.

However, Assane still very much remains a wanted man, considering all of those heights and criminal capers, and the last run saw him forced to flee and bid a sad farewell to Claire (Ludivine Sagnier) and his son Raoul (Etan Simon).

Now on November 18, Netflix has shared a tweet of Omar Sy on set as production begins on the new episodes and let's just say that our star looks excited to be back.

So what might Part 3 entail? Well, showrunner George Kay is promising something of a reboot when Lupin returns for its next batch of episodes.

For all the latest details, including when the show might return to Netflix, read on.

Lupin Part 3 release date

Though we don't have a confirmed release date quite yet for Part 3, Lupin co-creator George Kay previously told RadioTimes.com that he expected new episodes to launch on Netflix in 2022.

Speaking in January 2021 before Part 3 was officially green-lit, Kay said: “We’re story-lining that, and I’m sure that will come. We’re actively story-lining with real confidence that that’s gonna happen, because reaction to the first five episodes would suggest that we’ve got every chance that [Part 3] would be coming next year… unless something goes completely wrong!"

So all being well, expect more Lupin next year!

Read more: Is Lupin on Netflix dubbed?

Lupin Part 3 trailer

Filming is yet to commence on Part 3, so it'll be a little while yet before we get our first teaser. Stay tuned – we'll update this page as soon as a first look at new footage emerges.

In the meantime, you can watch this behind-the-scenes featurette which offers some fascinating insights for fans on what went into producing the first batch of 10 episodes.

Lupin cast

The one cast member who without doubt will be returning to Lupin is Omar Sy (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Jurassic World) as gentleman thief Assane Diop.

We'd also hope and expect to see other of the regular Lupin cast members return, including:

  • Ludivine Sagnier as Claire, Assane’s ex-girlfriend and the mother of his child
  • Etan Simon as Raoul, the son of Assane and Claire.
  • Antoine Gouy as Benjamin Ferel, Assane’s close friend from his school days
  • Soufiane Guerrab as Youssef Guedira, a detective who uses his knowledge of the Arsene Lupin books to hunt Assane
  • Vincent Londez as Captain Romain Laugier, a police captain
  • Shirine Boutella as Lieutenant Sofia Belkacem, a lieutenant detective
Lupin
Netflix

Given that Part 2 appeared to wrap up the plot involving Assane seeking vengeance for his father, it's unclear if Hervé Pierre will be back as Hubert Pellegrini, and the same goes for Nicole Garcia as Hubert's wife Anne Pellegrini – though surely there's still unfinished business between Assane and Hubert and Anne’s daughter's Juliette (Clotilde Hesme)?

It's also possible we've seen the last of Fargass Assandé as Babakar, Assane’s late father, and Vincent Garanger as Gabriel Dumont, with the Paris police commissioner being arrested for corruption at the close of Part 2.

If Part 3 continues to explore Assane's past through flashbacks though, there's a good chance we'll see more of Mamadou Haidara as young Assane, Ludmilla Makowski as young Claire, Adrian Valli De Villebonne as young Benjamin and possibly Léa Bonneau as young Juliette.

The big question, though, is whether we'll be reunited with Assane's adorable dog J'Accuse – he took back custody of the loveable pupper from Benjamin Part 2, but J'Accuse was nowhere to be seen when our hero made his escape in the final episode.

The good news is that Assane apparently collected his pupper pal along the way, with Omar Sy telling EW, "No, you don't have to worry about J'accuse. And I don't want to spoil anything, but we have more coming with her."

Lupin Part 3 spoilers

Lupin
Netflix

Part 2, as mentioned, closed with Hubert Pellegrini in cuffs, the late Babakar's name cleared and Assane's name also cleared of murder (with Pellegrini having framed him for the killing of his henchman Leonard, played by Adama Niane, earlier in the season).

But that doesn't mean the story is over – the final scene of Part 2 saw Assane bid an emotional farewell to Claire and his son Raoul, with the police hot on his tail. (Yes, he's been cleared of the murder charge, but Assane is still a wanted criminal, what with all those crafty heists he's been pulling.)

Part 3, then, would likely pick up with Assane on the run – and possibly coming up against a new nemesis. Though perhaps it's unwise to rule Pellegrini out just yet – sure, the police have the recording of his confession and his inside man in the department, Dumont, has also been exposed, but it's possible he has more connections we don't know about that could help him out of this fix. It wouldn't be the first time he was in police custody and escaped justice, after all...

In January, George Kay hinted that we can expect "more conflicts and complications" in Part 3, with Omar Sy being "really involved" in helping to guide Assane's path. "He’s really active and really sharp when it comes to the scripts and Assane’s journey through those stories," the writer said.

More recently, Kay told Metro that Part 3 would be something of a relaunch for the series. "It’ll be a fresh start in Part 3 with new characters, retaining a lot of the regular cast, but with a new branch of characters," he said.

"It won’t be so focused on Babaker [Assane’s late father], even though he will remain an important, emotional crutch in his memory for Assane. It’ll be different stuff, and it won’t be so focused on Pellegrini."

And, of course, we can expect any future escapades to take further inspiration from the Arsène Lupin books which serve as the source material for the series, including a possible appearance (of sorts) from one "Herlock Sholmes", a thinly-disguised Sherlock parody who appeared in the original stories as Lupin's competition.

"Neither Sherlock Holmes nor Herlock Sholmes would appear because they exist within literature," Kay told Metro. "If anyone was to appear from a Sherlock Holmes perspective it would be a fan of Sherlock Holmes, in a way that Assane is a fan of Arsène Lupin.’

Make sure to read our Lupin Part 2 review and Lupin Part 2 ending explained to get up to date with everything that went down in the latest season.

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Lupin Part 2 is streaming now on Netflix. Looking for something else to watch? Check out our guide to the best series on Netflix and best movies on Netflix, or visit our TV Guide
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