Netflix's Surprise French Hit 'Lupin' Will Return For Part 2 This Summer

The gentleman thief will return soon!


Reaching the end of Lupin, Netflix’s pleasantly clever heist series starring Omar Sy (The Intouchables), is like arriving at the end of a carton of ice cream. As satisfying as it was to devour each of the first five episodes of the French import, which debuted on January 8 and quickly shot up the Netflix Top 10, you want one more scoop. Thankfully, Netflix has confirmed that the wait won’t be long: The second part of Lupin’s first season will return this summer with five more episodes of thievery and mischief. 

That’s great news for the more than 70 million Netflix subscribers who reportedly checked out the series and found themselves wrapped up in the adventures of Assane Diop (Sy), a criminal mastermind inspired by the adventures of novelist Maurice Leblanc’s beloved character Arsène Lupin. The second half of the first season will be directed by Ludovic Bernard (The Climb) and Hugo Gélin (Love at Second Sight), and writer George Kay will continue to serve as executive producer and showrunner. The episodes were filmed along with the first five, so there’s luckily no COVID-related production delay. 

The fifth episode ends with a rather dramatic cliffhanger that the new batch of episodes will have to resolve. Diop’s son Raoul is kidnapped by one of the bad guys working for the sinister Hubert Pellegrini and Detective Youssef is hot on Diop’s trail, confronting him right on the beaches of a lovely seaside village playing host to a Lupin festival. 

How exactly will Diop slip out of this tricky situation? Will he bring Detective Youssef, who has started to appreciate the Lupin novels as he researched Diop’s heists, under his wing as a collaborator? Can we get another diamond heist like the one in the first episode? Presumably all these questions will be answered when the show returns this summer. Need help finding something to watch? Sign up here for our weekly Streamail newsletter to get streaming recommendations delivered straight to your inbox.

Dan Jackson is a senior staff writer at Thrillist Entertainment. He’s on Twitter @danielvjackson.


Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year 2023 in Australia

And what it means to be in the year of the Rabbit.

where to celebrate lunar new year australia

Starting with the new moon on Sunday, January 22, this Lunar New Year ushers in the year of the Rabbit. We’ve put together a guide on celebrating the Lunar New Year in Australia.

What is special about the year of the Rabbit?

As you might know, each year has an animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac, which is based on the moon and has a 12-year cycle. This year, we celebrate the year of the rabbit, known to be the luckiest out of all twelve animals. It symbolises mercy, elegance, and beauty.

What celebrations are taking place and how can I get involved?

There are plenty of festivals happening all around the country which you can get involved with. Here they are per state.

New South Wales

Darling Harbour Fireworks
When: Every year, Sydney puts on a fireworks show, and this year, you can catch it on January 28 and February 4 at 9 pm in Darling Harbour.

Dragon Boat Races
When: Witness three days of dragon boat races and entertainment on Cockle Bay to usher in the Lunar New Year. The races will commence on January 27 and finish on January 29.

Lion Dances
When: Catch a traditional Lion Dance moving to the beat of a vigorous drum bringing good luck and fortune for the Lunar New Year. The dance performances will happen across Darling Harbour on Saturday, January 21, Sunday, January 22, and Sunday, February 4 and 5, around 6 pm and 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at Cirrus Dining
When: Barangaroo’s waterfront seafood restaurant, Cirrus, is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with a special feast menu. Cirrus’ LNY menu is $128pp with optional wine pairing and is available from Saturday, January 21, to Sunday, February 5.

Auntie Philter
When: Hello Auntie’s owner and executive chef, Cuong Nguyen will be dishing out some of the most classic Vietnamese street foods with his mum, Linda. All of Philter’s favourites will be on offer, as well as Raspberry Pash Beer Slushies and other cocktails being served at the Philter Brewing rooftop bar on Sunday, January 22 and Sunday, January 29.


Lunar New Year Festival
When: Ring in the Lunar New Year with food, music, arts, and more on Sunday, January 22, from 10 am to 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at the National Gallery of Victoria
When: Celebrate the year of the rabbit at the National Gallery of Victoria’s festival of art, food, and art-making activities for everyone from 10 am-5 pm.


BriAsia Festival
When: From February 1-19, Brisbane will come alive with performances, including lion dances and martial arts displays. There will be street food, workshops, comedy and more.

South Australia

Chinatown Adelaide Street Party
When: Adelaide is set to hose a fun-filled day celebrating the Chinese New Year on Saturday, January 28, from 12 pm to 9 pm.

Western Australia

Crown Perth
When: Across January and February, Crown Perth hosts free live entertainment, including colourful lion dances, roving mascots, and drumming performances. The restaurants will also throw banquets and menus dedicated to the Lunar New Year.

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