Directed by Louis Leterrier, Marcela Said, Ludovic Bernard, and Hugo Gelin, Lupin is based on the fictional gentleman, who is also a virtuoso in thievery and disguising, Arsène Lupin, created by Maurice Leblanc in the early 1990s. Created by George Kay and François Uzan, Lupin follows the life of a professional thief called Assane Diop, whose father was framed for the theft of an expensive diamond necklace by his authoritative boss, Hubert Pellegrini.
Unable to untangle himself from the mess he did not even create, he hanged himself in prison, which left Assane orphaned. With the advancement of time, Assane reads more about Leblanc’s Arsène Lupin and achieves mastery of thievery. However, his journey does not end there. He wants to avenge his father’s death from the Pellegrin family.
Season one of Lupin premiered on Netflix on January 8, 2021, which included primary filming locations in Paris, like La Naumachie pond at Parc Monceau and Musée Nissim de Camondo on rue de Monceau. The second season premiered just a few months later, on June 11. According to Netflix, the French show was successful in garnering 70 million viewings in just the first month of its release, which made it the most-watched non-English show on the streaming giant. Season 2 gained 54 million viewings which made it one of the biggest shows for the second quarter too.
With that said, here’s everything you need to know about Lupin Season 3.
Lupin Season 3 Release Date
At the time of writing, Netflix has not disclosed any official release date for Lupin Season 3. However, that’s no reason to be down in the dumps, because the official streamer has confirmed that the all-new season of Lupin will arrive in 2023. The fans of the show expected the season to arrive in the first half of 2023 since it premiered during that time back in 2021.
Unfortunately, that will not be the case this time, since Lupin was not enlisted in the upcoming litany of movies and shows to be released in April 2023 by Netflix. Again, no reason to be down in the dumps, because the teaser (the link is below!) ends with “coming soon.” Consequently, it leads us to speculate that the third season of Lupin is expected to arrive sometime in May or June 2023, since Netflix does not have much lined up for those two months as of now.
Has Netflix released the trailer for Lupin Season 3?
On September 24, 2022, during its official TUDUM event, Netflix released the official teaser for Lupin Part 3. The teaser focuses upon Assane recounting how he avenged his father and how he had to come to light. But then, he mentions, it’s time to go back into the dark and disappear. But will he be able to disappear when his face is plastered on every wall of the town, and everyone is looking for him?
Take a look at the teaser below:
What to expect from Lupin Season 3?
Towards the end of Lupin season 2, the audience catches a glimpse of investigators, with the collocation of prodigious evidence from Assane, can arrest Pellegrini and Dumont for their culpable crimes, including manipulating Babakar Diop for pilfering a necklace. By doing so, Assane has finally cleared his father’s name, but in this process, he finds himself in an even more difficult situation. Meanwhile, a manhunt materializes for him in France since he’s still wanted for his crimes. Not only that, he has been quite absent from his son’s life, Raoul.
Here’s the official synopsis of Lupin Season 3 (courtesy of Collider):
“Now in hiding, Assane must learn to live far from his wife and son. With the suffering they endure because of him, Assane can’t stand it any longer and decides to return to Paris to make them a crazy proposal: leave France and start a new life elsewhere. But the ghosts of the past are never far away, and an unexpected return will turn his plans upside down.”
In addition to that, while speaking to Metro, creator Kay commented upon the new trajectory that the story of the third season will take, in relation to its predecessors. There will emerge a new story, heralding a new set of characters and a new mission for Assane. 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.’
Additionally, the upcoming installment will certainly be inspired by Maurice Leblanc’s book series and all the thrilling talks of Arsene Lupin. Like always, Assane would use Lupin’s tricks from the stories to untangle himself from the mess.
Who are the cast members of Lupin season 3?
Based upon the taser (whose link we have mentioned below), we have got some ideas regarding some of the cast members who will be featured in Lupin season 3, including:
- Omar Sy as Assane Diop
- Soufiane Guerrab as Youssef Guedira, aka Ganimard
- Ludivine Sagnier as Claire
- Etan Simon as Raoul
- Antoine Gouy as Benjamin Ferel
- Vincent Londez as Captain Romain Laugier
- Shirine Boutella as Lt. Sofia Belkacem
In addition to the above-mentioned members, we also expect the following characters to return in the brand-new installment of the Netflix French thriller:
- Hervé Pierre as Hubert Pellegrini
- Clotilde Hesme as Juliette Pellegrini
- Fargass Assandé as Babakar
- Vincent Garanger as Commissioner Gabriel Dumont
In a conversation with Metro, creator George Kay also stated that the new season will also feature some of the new characters. He said, “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.”
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