Lupin Part 3 is in production. Everything we know about it including its release date, cast and plot.
- Lupin Part 2 comprising of 5 episodes landed on Netflix on Jun 11, 2021.
- The filming for Lupin Part 3 started on Nov 19, 2021.
- There is no official update on Lupin Part 3 release date yet.
Lupin is unarguably one of the big international hits on Netflix. The French mystery drama premiered on Jan 8, 2021, and garnered worldwide acclaim. It emerged as one of Netflix’s biggest international hits of all time with a record viewership. Lupin was watched by over 70 million households in its first month on Netflix, making it one of Netflix’s most popular French shows.
Lupin part 1 ended on a major cliffhanger, paving way for more episodes. Thankfully, the viewers only had to wait a few months for the second part. Lupin part 2 arrived on Netflix on Jun 11, 2021.
Since the second part landed on the streamer, the fans of the thriller series have been waiting for an official update on its next instalment. Well, fans can rejoice as the show will return for more action and drama as announced by lead star Omar Sy on Twitter.
“We can’t hide anything from you,” he tweeted in French and English. “Lupin part 3 is confirmed!”
Has Netflix confirmed Lupin Part 3 yet?
Well, the streaming giant shared the exciting news on Nov 19, 2021, when Lupin Part 3 went into production. Netflix’s official Twitter account Tweeted, “Guess who’s back and ready to steal the show? Lupin Part 3 is now in production!”
Guess who’s back and ready to steal the show?
Lupin Part 3 is now in production! pic.twitter.com/sSELMRqqPt
— Netflix (@netflix) November 18, 2021
Besides the update, the streamer shared an image of series star Omar Sy on set in Paris, with the Eiffel Tower clearly visible in the background.
Lupin Part 3 Release Date on Netflix
Unlike Netflix’s other original shows, Lupin Season 1 was released in two-part of 5 episodes each. The first part premiered on Jan 8, 2021, followed by the second one on Jun 11, 2021.
However, we are expecting a bigger gap between the two parts this time. The filming for part 3 (assuming 5 episodes) started only in November 2021. Considering it takes around 6 to 8 months to complete filming and post-production, I would predict Lupin Part 3 will probably premiere in the summer and a potential Part 4 in the fall of 2022.
In an interview with Radio Times, series writer George Kay expressed hope that viewers would see the next season of Lupin next year. Here’s what he said:
“We’re actively story-lining with real confidence that that’s gonna happen because the reaction to the first five episodes [of Season 1] would suggest that we’ve got every chance that [Season 2] would be coming next year…unless something goes completely wrong.”
What Lupin is all about?
Created by George Kay and François Uzan, the series follows professional thief Assane Diop who inspired by a book about gentleman thief Arsène Lupin sets out to take revenge for his father’s suicide.
What will be the plot of Lupin Part 3?
Lupin Part 2 concluded with Assane finally getting some closure on his situation with Pellegrini (Hervé Pierre). But it is not the end of their saga, these men still have a lot of battles yet to come. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Omar Sy said that there is a lot to come in future episodes:
“It depends on what’s gonna happen next for Pellegrini and everybody else, and even for him. Because it’s not completely finished. He’s done most of the work, but it’s not completely finished. When Episode 10 finished, there’s still some questions that we didn’t have answered.”
This one will definitely excite you. In an interview with Radio Times, George Kay discussed the potential of Lupin versus Sherlock Holmes. Kay explained that Sherlock Holmes appeared in Maurice Leblanc’s Arsène Lupin books, but was changed to Herlock Sholmes in later books Arthur Conan Doyle never granted permission to use the character.
He said that “there are some ideas circling around that” about the prospect of Herlock Sholmes entering the world of Lupin. Well, the fans would love to see that.
Lupin part 1 and 2 are available to stream on Netflix.