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Is Netflix’s Lupin based on a book and what is it about?

Lupin is the French series that has taken Netflix by storm since dropping on the streaming platform earlier this month.

The heist-thriller, starring Omar Sy, has been riding high in the top 10 Netflix charts across the globe, peaking at number one in a number of countries including France, Brazil, Spain and Italy.

It was reported that within 28 days of its release, Lupin was watched by 70million households, so it’s no surprise that Netflix has already confirmed a second seasons is on its way.

The French Netflix original series is described as a ‘contemporary reading’ of the Gentleman Thief, with many wondering whether Lupin is based on a book.

Is Lupin based on a book?

The answer to that is both yes and no. It is loosely inspired by a series of books from French author Maurice Leblanc, who created the fictional character Arsène Lupin in literature dating back to 1905.

Lupin is who the series’ main character Assane Diop (played by Sy) is based on.

Leblanc wrote a total of 17 novels on the character of Lupin and fans will know that Assane often refers back to the authors books, that were given to him by his father, in the series.

He uses the books to replicate Lupin and inspire his own attempts at trying to uncover the real story behind his father, Babakar, being framed for the theft of a diamond necklace following his death.

What is Lupin about?

Lupin follows the story of Assane, who is on a mission to find out the truth behind his father being imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit.

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Lupin is offically Netflix’s biggest French export (Picture: Emmanuel Guimier)

His father had died in prison, leaving Assane behind as an orphan, and 25 years after his death, Assane is determined to uncover the real culprit behind the theft of a diamond necklace.

‘As a teenager, Assane Diop’s life was turned upside down when his father died after being accused of a crime he didn’t commit,’ Netflix says of the series.

’25 years later, Assane will use “Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar” as his inspiration to avenge his father.’

Season one came to a close with one huge cliffhanger – after Assane’s son is kidnapped – and thanks to plenty of loose ends that need to be tied up, Netflix has assured fans that Lupin: Part Two is set to drop later this year.

Lupin is available to watch now on Netflix.


Credit: Original article published here.

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