Lupin Part 3 on Netflix: Synopsis, Release Date, Trailer, Casting

The famous French mastermind is back with the third season of the hit Netflix series

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Season 3 of the Netflix Original series Lupin is arriving soon. The French show stars Omar Sy who is returning as the modern day gentleman thief, Assane Diop. The show became an international success after the release of its first season in 2021. As we prepare for the release of the third instalment, here is what we know about Lupin Part 3. This article will include:

  • What is Lupin Part 3 about?

  • The Lupin Part 3 release date

  • Lupin Part 3 trailer details
  • Is Lupin based on a book? 

  • Who is in the cast for Lupin Part 3?

  • The Lupin Part 3 creative team

  • The Lupin Part 3 production team

  • Lupin Part 4 news

What is Lupin Part 3 about?

The official synopsis of Lupin Part 3 gives us an idea of what’s coming in the new season: 'Now in hiding, Assane must learn to live far from his wife and son. With the suffering they endure because of him, Assane can’t stand it any longer and decides to return to Paris to make them a crazy proposal: leave France and start a new life elsewhere. But the ghosts of the past are never far away, and an unexpected return will turn his plans upside down.'

The Lupin Part 3 release date

After more than two years of waiting, Lupin Part 3 is finally arriving soon. The Lupin Part 3 release date is October 5, 2023, and it will stream exclusively on Netflix. No details about the episodes have been released yet. Season 3 will likely follow the pattern of the previous seasons with 5 episodes which are each around 40–50 minutes long. 

Lupin Part 3 trailer details

On June 18, 2023, Netflix released an exclusive clip from season 3 at their TUDUM fan event and later released the official trailer for Lupin Part 3 on September 6, 2023. 

The September stunt made us even more excited for the release of the third season, because the trailer release required fans to do a little sleuthing of their own. By visiting in incognito mode on Google Chrome, you could enjoy the trailer "without leaving a trace".  

In the trailer, Assane announces his intentions to steal the Black Pearl, and invites his victims to watch the robbery. All eyes are on Assane as France’s most wanted burglar plans his biggest stunt yet. 

Is Lupin based on a book?

Lupin is inspired by the classic French stories about gentleman thief Arsène Lupin. The original books are written by Maurice Leblanc, who published his first Lupin story ‘The Arrest of Arsène Lupin’ in 1905. There have been many interpretations of Leblanc’s Arsène Lupin books including film, comic book, and video games adaptations. 

Fun fact: Leblanc also wrote a short story where a Sherlock Holmes met a young Arsène Lupin. It was called 'Sherlock Holmes Arrives Too Late'. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle objected to his character being used, so Leblanc changed the character’s name to ‘Herlock Sholmes’. 

Is Netflix’s Lupin a direct retelling of Leblanc’s books?

There are many similarities between the two stories, but the series is a modern adaptation of the books with some changes. 

Arsène Lupin’s father worked as a servant for a count and countess, while Assane Diop’s father worked for the wealthy Pellegrini family. Both characters are known for their witty sense of humour, and their art of disguise. There are also other similarities between Leblanc’s book and the Netflix series. Assane’s wife Claire, is a nod to Arsène’s first love interest in the book, who was called Clarice. In the book, Pellegrini is also the nickname of Lupin’s antagonist Josephine, Countess Cagliostro. 

Who is in the cast for Lupin Part 3?

Most of the cast is returning for the third season of Lupin, and they will reprise their original roles from the first two seasons of the show. 

Omay Sy will reprise his role as Assane Diop. Sy starred in the French film The Intouchables and won the Cèsar Award for his performance (the French equivalent of a BAFTA). He has also appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past and Jurassic World before starring in Lupin. 

Ludivine Sagnier will return as his wife Claire with Etan Simon as their son Raoul. Antoine Gouy plays Assane’s best friend Benjamin Ferel, with Soufiane Guerrab as detective Youssef Guédira and Shirine Boutella as detective Sofia Belkacem. Vincent Londez plays Police Captain Romain Laugier. 

The Lupin Part 3 creative team

The show is co-created by English screenwriter George Kay and French writer and director François Uzan. Kay has previously created the Netflix series Criminal, and the hit Apple TV thriller series Hijack starring Idris Elba. Kay has also worked on British series such as The Tunnel and Killing Eve. Uzan has written the screenplays for French films such as Paper Souls, and was a writer on the Netflix series Family Business

Louis Leterrier has signed on to direct the third season of Lupin. Leterrier has previously directed films including Fast X, Transporter 2 and Now You See Me

The Lupin Part 3 production team

The series is produced by Gaumont Film Company, which is the oldest existing film studio in the world. The production company produced The Intouchables, as well as the Netflix series Narcos and Barbarians. Gaumont has also recently signed an international production deal with Paramount Plus.

Lupin Part 4 news

There is no official confirmation about whether there will be a fourth season of Lupin, or what the storyline will be about. In a rare interview with Gaumont CEO Sidonie Dumas and Vice CEO Christophe Riande, they spoke with Deadline about Lupin. When asked about the future of the series, Riande said “There are spinoffs in the works but we can’t say much about them. Once we finish part three we’ll see how it goes and if we’re going to move forward. Of course we’d welcome more, but Netflix will ultimately make that decision”. We’ll have to hold tight and wait with bated breath for news on what comes next with the hit French Netflix series. 

Lupin Part 3 premieres on October 5, exclusively on Netflix.