This gentleman thief effortlessly slides into the hearts of the viewers. Although, adapting literary works to the screen has not been that easy and it is still blending into the modern world of gadgets and social media.  The makers of Sherlock before, George Kay and François Uzan have done so well. In fact, creators took a step higher with the merger of a classic tale with a contemporary world, with Lupin.  There is no second guessing that this series is bound to strike a chord. Particularly, for those who are familiar with the work of French novelist Maurice Leblanc. And, who has been reading his most admired books on Arsene Lupin. However, chances are that you may not have listened or read of him or the fictional character he created before. In fact, you may browse the internet for more details on the author. But even if you have become aware of the names for the first time via Netflix, this French series is all worthy.


The series of five episodes gets started with a plan to steal the necklace of the queen. Which was resurfaced more than two decades after it was apparently stolen from the real owner, the Pellegrinis. Assane plans to steal it at the auction of the necklace. The interesting thing is that it was said to have been stolen by the father of  Assane, Babakar Diop 25 years ago. But shockingly, a crime Babakar confessed to, days before hanging himself in his prison cell. The plan of Assane sets a series of events in motion, including a meeting with the daughter of Hubert Pellegrini. They knew each other from the time his father worked as a driver for the Pellegrinis. And, a secret was unknown to Assane until that meeting. This gives Assane a mission and brings the twist in the story. He starts finding the truth behind his father’s confession from here. 

While chasing the truth in season 2, some losses occur in the life of Assane. He loses his son while they go for the vacations, from where he gets kidnapped. Lupin season 2 reveals the truths while the story moves. Although, he gets arrested after the sudden demise of his son, but later he comes to know that he is alive. Then again he plans an escape and succeeds. Later, he uses the daughter of Pellegrini to reach the truth. Till the end he proves his father innocent, using his most enthusiastic strategies. Lastly, he meets his son and wife at a bridge and tells them that they would not be able to see him but he will be watching them all the time and gets escaped.   


  • The trailer of the season 1 was released on December 2, 2020 and the season 2 trailer was released on May 11, 2020 on the official YouTube channel of Netflix.
  • Assane is an ideal protagonist in this tale that evolves as it progresses. 
  • Most amazingly, the story remains trustable.
  • The narrative has diversified layers that are unearthed at the perfect turning points in the tale, thereby keeping the pace and tremendous twists. 
  • The things that may seem far fetched, the creators have a logical explanation for those.
  • The performances of the supporting  cast are noteworthy too, while Omar steals the show and is in the spotlight. 
  • Ludivine Sagnier as Claire, Clotilde Hesme as Juliette Pellegrini, Hervé Pierre as Hubert Pellegrini, Soufiane Guerrab as Youssef Guedira, Vincent Garanger as Gabriel Dumont and Anne Benoît as Fabienne Bériot were perfectly cast.
  • The only bad thing about Lupin is that it ends too soon and that too leaving viewers hanging. 
  • There are questions waiting to be answered and mysteries waiting to be solved.
  • Before, a solid base was set for the second season of the series. 
  • Till then, if you have not watched both of the seasons already, Lupin is the perfect material for must watch. 
  • If you wear a hat, a monocle and a cloak, things might get even more gripping.