More emotions and a lot of French charm

The successful French series Lupine is back on Netflix

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with its Part 2, which offers more thrills, plot twists and Parisian tours with its charismatic main character.

The Netflix original series, produced by Gaumont Télévision and created by George Kay in collaboration with François Uzan, had become the most viewed French series on the streaming platform after the launch of Part 1 in January 2021 viewed by 76 million subscribers on your first 28-day Launch. One day after the release of Part 2, Lupine It has already entered the Top 10 of Netflix worldwide, if it is not in the first place, as in France, Belgium and Germany, the series is within the top 5 of most countries.

Part 2 of Lupine is as fascinating as the first five episodes of the series, which featured the character of Assane Diop (played with such mild charm by Omar Sy), a gentleman thief and master of disguise as his idol, the fictional character Arsène Lupine created by Maurice. Leblanc. Assane’s quest for revenge against Hubert Pellegrini (Hervé Pierre), the man who wrongfully accused her father for his own pecuniary gain, is now taking its toll, putting himself and his family in danger.

With many more distractions and surprises in this Part 2, fans of Lupine You won’t be disappointed with the next five episodes, which pick up where the story left off in Part 1.

As a reminder, Part 1 of Lupine it had ended on a rather suspenseful basis. Assane took Raoul (Etan Simon) and Claire (Ludivine Sagnier) on a special trip to the pretty seaside town of Étretat, where the Arsène Lupine festival is held. Unfortunately, they were followed by Leonard (Adama Niane), one of Pellegrini’s henchmen. Episode 5 of Part 1 ended with Leonard kidnapping Raoul and Detective Youssef Guedira (Soufiane Guerrab) yelling at Assane addressing him by the name “Lupine”.

Episode 1 of Part 2, or Chapter 6, begins with Guedira, the only one in the entire police force who discovered who Assane is and her inspiration Arsène Lupine. Receiving a reminder on his phone that December 11 is Maurice Leblanc’s birthday, Guedira heads to Étretat. The series shows him taking the same train as Assane and her family. The first minutes of this first episode thus connect the dots about how Guedira suddenly appeared behind Assane on the beach at Étretat calling him “Lupine”.

Fortunately, Guedira witnessed Leonard force Raoul into a car so he can tell Assane the direction he drove away. Without telling Assane who he is, Guedira accompanies him in his pursuit of Leonard and his son Raoul. Will Assane catch up with them? Part 2 begins like this with a rather explosive chase scene and sets the tone for the remaining four episodes.

Like Part 1, the story could be a bit tighter at times. Some of the twists and turns in this second part of the series seem too convenient, as easy fixes to propel the story. But this won’t deter you from being glued to the series and potentially catching all five full episodes in one go. This is due in large part to a great cast, from Hervé Pierre’s vile money-hungry businessman Pelligrini, Antoine Gouy’s portrayal of loyal friend Benjamin Ferel, to his charismatic protagonist Omar Sy, of course, creating a captivating character. . The other big star of the series is the city of Paris. While Part 1 opened at the Louvre, Part 2 takes viewers to incredible locations in the iconic City of Lights, including the Musée d’Orsay and its great clock, the Chatelet Theater where the first theatrical work was performed. from Arsène Lupine, the top of the Buttes Chaumont park and the rather spooky labyrinth of the catacombs. The only great tourist site that seems to be missing is the Eiffel Tower, but that’s maybe for Part 3.

Lupine It’s still an excellent series, with its witty nods to Maurice Leblanc’s work, and it will leave you wanting to see Part 3 already commissioned. All five episodes of Lupine Part 2 was directed by Ludovic Bernard and Hugo Gélin, and is now available to stream or binge on Netflix from June 11.

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