Lupin Season 1

Lupin is a French mystery thriller streaming television series created by George Kay and François Uzan that premiered on Netflix on 8 January 2021, when the first set of five episodes were released. Another five aired on 11 June 2021. The series was renewed for a third installment, which debuted on 5 October 2023.

The show stars Omar Sy in the role of Assane Diop, a man who is inspired by the adventures of master thief Arsène Lupin, a character created by Maurice Leblanc in the early 1900s. The first part, consisting of five episodes, is subtitled Dans l’ombre d’Arsène (In the Shadow of Arsène), referring to the primary character’s inspiration.The series was watched by 76 million households during its first month, becoming the most-watched non-English series on Netflix at the time.

The story follows professional thief Assane Diop, the only son of an immigrant from Senegal who had come to France to seek a better life for his child. Assane’s father is framed for the theft of an expensive diamond necklace by his employer, the wealthy and powerful Hubert Pellegrini, and hangs himself in his prison cell out of shame, leaving the teenage Assane an orphan. Twenty-five years later, inspired by a book about gentleman thief Arsène Lupin his father had given him on his birthday, Assane sets out to get revenge on the Pellegrini family, using his charisma and mastery of thievery, subterfuge, and disguise to expose Hubert’s crimes.

Cast and characters
Omar Sy as Assane Diop, a gentleman thief who styles himself after Arsène Lupin and vows to avenge his father’s death.
Mamadou Haidara as young Assane Diop
Ludivine Sagnier as Claire Laurent, Assane’s estranged wife and the mother of his child, of whom she has full custody.
Ludmilla Makowski as young Claire Laurent
Clotilde Hesme as Juliette Pellegrini (parts 1–2; guest part 3), the daughter of wealthy entrepreneur Hubert Pellegrini.
Léa Bonneau as young Juliette Pellegrini
Nicole Garcia as Anne Pellegrini (parts 1–2), Hubert’s wife.
Hervé Pierre as Hubert Pellegrini (parts 1–2; guest part 3), an unscrupulous business tycoon who once employed Assane’s father, Babakar.
Antoine Gouy as Benjamin Ferel, Assane’s best friend from his school days, who currently works as an antiquarian.
Adrian Valli de Villebonne as young Benjamin Ferel
Fargass Assandé as Babakar Diop, Assane’s late father, who was falsely accused of having stolen the Pellegrinis’ diamond necklace.
Soufiane Guerrab as Youssef Guédira, a detective who uses his knowledge of the Arsène Lupin books to track Assane’s activity.
Vincent Londez as Captain Romain Laugier (parts 1–2), a police captain tasked with retrieving the Pellegrinis’ necklace.
Shirine Boutella as Lieutenant Sofia Belkacem, a lieutenant detective. As of part 3, she has been promoted to the rank of captain.
Vincent Garanger as Gabriel Dumont (parts 1–2), the commissioner of the Paris police department.
Johann Dionnet as young Gabriel Dumont
Etan Simon as Raoul Diop, the son of Assane and Claire.
Anne Benoît as Fabienne Bériot (part 1), a disgraced former journalist who came close to exposing Hubert’s misdeeds.
Adama Niane as Léonard Koné (parts 1–2), an ex-convict and assassin employed by Hubert.
Nicolas Wanczycki as Pascal Oblet (part 2), an undercover police officer who works closely with Hubert.
Stefan Crepon as Philippe Courbet (parts 2–3), a young stockbroker who is not all he seems.
Martha Canga Antonio as Fleur Belanger (part 3), a journalist seeking to uncover the truth about Assane’s activities.
Julien Pestel as Arnold de Garmeaux (part 3), a journalist who competes with Fleur for headlines.
Naky Sy Savané as Mariama Diop (part 3), Assane’s mother.
Seyna Kane as young Mariama Diop
Steve Tientcheu as Jean-Luc Keller (part 3), a man who ran a boxing club that Assane had joined as a teenager.
Salif Cissé as young Jean-Luc Keller
Sandra Parfait as Manon (part 3), Keller’s girlfriend.
Sandya Touré Maite as young Manon
Pierre Lottin as Bruno (part 3), a former childhood friend of Assane’s.
Noé Wodecki as young Bruno
Vincent Overath as Cisco (part 3), the leader of a gang that Assane becomes involved in.
Nicolas Berno as Ferdinand, an associate of Keller.

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