'Lupin': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's French heist series starring Omar Sy

'Lupin': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's French heist series starring Omar Sy

France's most famous thief has seen a number of adaptations over the years, whether it's about the man himself, Arsene Lupin, or the various people who were inspired by the gentleman thief's exploits. When a young janitor is given a book about the famous French thief, his life immediately changes as he steps into the role himself. Stay tuned to this page for the release date, plot, cast, trailers and everything else you need to know about the French Netflix series.


Release date

'Lupin' releases on Netflix on January 8, 2021.


Created by George Kay and François Uzan, the series tells the tale of a young janitor named Assane Diop (Omar Sy), who is given a book about the famed thief Arsène Lupin. This book grants him wealth, resources and, according to the trailer, "several lives". Assane turns from museum janitor to world-class thief, starting his career with a heist of Marie Antoinette's jewelled necklace.



Omar Sy

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Omar Sy stars as Assane Diop, a janitor inspired by the legend of Arsène Lupin. Omar Sy is a French actor, best known for his roles in 'The Intouchables', 'X-Men: Days of Future Past', 'Jurassic World' and 'Demain tout commence.' His role in 'The Intouchables' earned him the prestigious César Award in 2012.


Vincent Londez

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Vincent Londez plays Captain Romain Laugier, an officer out to apprehend Assane Diop when the new thief in town shows up on his radar. Londez an actor and writer known for his roles on 'Into the Night', 'Public Enemy' and 'Missions'.



On December 2, Netflix released a trailer for 'Lupin', featuring Assane Diop speaking to the audience, introducing them to his tale. He tells the viewer that one mysterious stranger changed his life by handing him a book, giving him wealth, resources, and multiple lives with which to spend it all. A sequence of quick images shows his rapid journey from janitor to well-dressed, high-class thief in short order, and his life of wealth, luxury and style only start from there. You can watch the trailer below.



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