With the French series Lupin on Netflix, “I think France took a medal”, says its main actor, Omar Sy, who compares the platform “at the Olympic Games”. “I don’t know if we have the bronze, silver or gold medal, but we are on the podium”, estimates the actor Tuesday June 1 on France Inter. The second season of Lupin, which is hugely successful around the world, will be available on June 11 on Netflix.
“We wanted to make a French series which ‘slams’ and which carries Paris”, explains Omar Sy, who plays Assane Diop, the protagonist of this series. His character is inspired by Arsène Lupine, a mythical figure invented in 1905 by the writer Maurice Leblanc.
Assane Diop “is not very far”, Maurice Leblanc’s Arsène Lupine, who embodies, according to Omar Sy, “Maurice Leblanc’s vision of the ideal French: a little anarchist, light-hearted, great seducer, thief, but with panache”. That this character inspired by Arsène Lupine “be embodied by someone like me, a French of Senegalese origin, that tells something else”, observe Omar Sy.