‘Lupin' Part 2 Is Coming to Netflix Sooner Than You Think
*Warning: spoilers ahead*
If there’s one thing we learned last year, it’s that we have no patience when it comes to waiting for the new installments of our favorite shows. Lucky for us, Netflix is releasing part two of our current obsession, Lupin, sooner than we thought.
Turns out, the second batch of five episodes will be released in a few months. We’re honestly not surprised, considering after the show debuted earlier this month, it made its way on to the streaming service’s top ten list almost instantly.
What do we know about part two? Keep reading to find out.
1. Wait, what is Lupin?The series centers on a professional thief named Assane Diop. When he was a teenager, his father was framed by a wealthy family for a crime that he didn't commit. This resulted in his father taking his own life. In the present-day (over 25 years later), Assane is determined to avenge his father, taking inspiration from a book about a gentleman thief named Arsène Lupin.
Lupin stars Omar Sy in the lead role of Diop as well as Ludivine Sagnier, Clotilde Hesme, Vincent Londez, Nicole Garcia and Hervé Pierre.
2. Will there be a part 2?You bet. But if you’ve already made your way to the end of episode five, the banner reading “It's official: Part 2 is coming soon,” probably gave it away. Turns out, the second installment was already written and filmed in Paris along with the first (so we don’t have to worry about any pandemic-related delays).
3. What will Part 2 be about?
It’s not 100 percent clear, but considering the show left off with Assane's son, Raoul, being kidnapped by one of Pellegrini's men, we’d imagine it will pick up right where it left off.
In addition, show-runner George Kay has offered a little bit of insight into what fans can expect. In an interview with Variety, Kay teased that the upcoming five episodes will include more flashbacks. “Right now we don’t know what happened to him in the gap between him being, like, 15 and being 40," Kay told the outlet. “So we’re kind of retrospectively educating with this huge backstory.”
4. When will part 2 premiere?On January 28, Netflix officially confirmed on Twitter that part two of the French series will debut in the summer of 2021. While very few other details have been released, What’s On Netflix reported that Ludovic Bernard directed episodes six and seven, while Hugo Gélin directed the final three episodes.
No word on whether the show will be renewed for more episodes beyond that point. But, given its international success, we would be shocked if it wasn’t renewed for more seasons in the future.
Summer 2021, can't come soon enough.