With his son missing and his mission of revenge unfinished, Assane Diop will surely return soon to finish what he started. Netflix’s first five episodes of Lupine landed on Netflix on January 8, and the series has since become the first French series to enter Netflix’s Top 10 in the United States. The heist’s swift and twisting plot, which takes place in Paris, is entertaining, but it’s the emotional story of the main character that gives the series its depth and heart. But the captivating story of the suave gentleman burglar with a chip on his shoulder (Omar Sy) leaves us in a serious fray, and ends with a screen that says “It’s official”: Part two is coming soon “. But when is it for?
The first part of Lupine ends with Assane and his (ex?) Wife Claire (Ludvine Sangier) who comb the beach in search of their son Raoul (Etan Simon), who has just disappeared. We know that Pellegrini’s henchman, who was quickly released by police after Assane trapped him, kidnapped Raoul, and the boy will likely be used as leverage on Assane in future episodes. Assane has also just been confronted with Detective Youssef Guedira, the only officer who sees a link between him and Lupin’s novels. In the following episodes, we will surely see him confirm his suspicions and prove his colleagues wrong. The second part will also hopefully resolve the main conflict.
We don’t yet know the exact release date for the second set of episodes of the season, but there is precedent in how Netflix is handling the two-part seasons. Along with Frozen Adventures of Sabrina and Unsolved Mysteries, Netflix released the two sets of episodes within months of each other. But with a cliffhanger like this? We have high hopes for the end of winter or the beginning of spring. We can certainly count on a Part 2 trailer and a firm date in the weeks to come. But until then, you can (reluctantly) hang up your top hat.