Lupin part 2 release date—when will our favorite gentleman thief return?

The second (and third!) installment of the French series is a go. Here's when you can expect the Lupin part 2 release date

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When can we expect the Lupin part 2 release date to be announced? You're in luck! Netflix has finally released the premiere date for the second part of the streamer's hit series. 

For those of you who have yet to watch, you're in for a treat. The French-language heist drama, which like fellow Netflix hits Bridgerton and Shadow and Bone is based on a book series—the Arsène Lupin novels by Maurice Leblanc, to be exact—has been the talk of Twitter ever since it was added to Netflix earlier this year. In fact, it was the most-watched show on the streaming service around the world in the first three months of 2021. 

Luckily, it doesn't appear that we'll have to wait too much longer to find out what's next for the charismatic Assane Diop, as Netflix has announced that more Lupin episodes will be available sooner than you think.

Take a gander at the second installment of the series—which looks, well, incredible—and read on for everything we know about the Lupin part 2 release date and more.

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When is Lupin part 2 coming out?

Netflix has finally confirmed the Lupin part 2 release date—the second part of the first season of Lupin will premiere on Friday, June 11th, five months after the first half debuted this past January.

The streaming service shared the news on May 11th by revealing part two's official trailer on Twitter, featuring the series' protagonist Omar Sy and the caption: "France’s most wanted gentleman is back." 

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It's only a few more weeks to wait for the Lupin part 2 release date, but if you're still antsy, Netflix also graciously gave a sneak peek of some production stills from part 2 on their social media. Who knows what clues these shots hold?

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Talking to Rolling Stone magazine, showrunner George Kay revealed that Lupin part 2 will go deeper into the relationship between Assane and his father, as well as the backstories of the cast's supporting characters: "[It] really fills in where [Assane] comes from and how he got here, and why he now needs to finish that part of his story.”

And yes, Kay also revealed that he's already begun thinking about storylines for Lupin part three. Yay!

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What is Lupin about? 

Actor Omar Sy takes the lead as Assane Diop, a suave "gentleman thief" and master of disguise. In the books, Lupin is known for stealing from the rich to give to himself, playing a cat-and-mouse game with a detective (who he constantly outsmarts) called Herlock Sholmes—a not-so-subtle reference to Sherlock Holmes.

In the series, Sy's character is the son of a Senegalese immigrant who was wrongly framed for the theft of a very valuable diamond necklace and took his own life in prison. As an adult, Assane uses his intelligence and charm to seek revenge for his father, taking inspiration from his childhood hero Lupin.

The first season of the show is made up of ten episodes but split into two five-episode parts. Warning: If you want to avoid spoilers, stop reading this section now.

As we saw at the end of Lupin part one, Assane and his ex Claire (played by Ludivine Sagnier) went out looking for their son Raoul (who has been abducted by an assassin) during a Lupin celebration on the French coast. The final episode concludes with Assane being confronted by a detective who's on to him. It's the first time he appears to be stuck without a plan B, so naturally, we're desperate for part two!

Sagal Mohammed
Sagal Mohammed

Sagal is a journalist, specialising in lifestyle, pop culture, fashion and beauty.  She has written for a number of publications including Vogue, Glamour, Stylist, Evening Standard, Bustle, You Magazine, Dazed and Wonderland to name a few.