Netflix-produced French series Lupin has topped Queen’s Gambit views on Netflix, going on for a record 70 million views worldwide, setting a record for a French TV show!
70 millions, that's insane!! 🎉
So proud that Lupin is the first French Netflix Original series to be so successful internationally !
That wouldn’t have been possible without you. 🙏🏾
Thank you all. pic.twitter.com/cgehO0KGuZ
— Omar Sy (@OmarSy) January 19, 2021
The series is somewhat of a modern take on France’s beloved gentleman thief. It stars Omar Sy, who tweeted, ‘70 million, that’s crazy. So proud that Lupin is the first French series to have such an international success.’
This comes after only half of the first season’s episodes have dropped on Netflix. Currently, it’s on top of the viewing charts in around 10 countries, including Malta, Brazil, Vietnam, Argentina, and Spain!
The series is loosely based on the 1905 book, Arsene Lupin, written by French novelist Maurice Leblanc. The book has now even topped book sales on Amazon.fr since the release of the TV series.
Meanwhile, the series is based in modern-day Paris, Sy plays Assane Diop, who uses the gentleman thief and master of disguise as his muse in his quest to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a rich family.
Sy shared, ‘For an actor, Lupin is the perfect plaything. His role is dramatic, but also light, funny, seductive, and action-packed.’ The series was produced by Gaumont and mostly written by Briton George Kay.
Have you watched it yet?