If you’re a frequent user of Netflix, you might’ve been recommended to watch “Lupin” or seen it trending on the streaming platform.
Since its debut, the French original series has garnered over 70 million views worldwide – setting a record for a French TV show. “70 million, that’s crazy,” lead actor Omar Sy tweeted. “So proud that ‘Lupin’ is the first French series to have such an international success.”
Based loosely on the short stories and novels written by French author Maurice Leblanc, “Lupin” follows Assane Diop, who takes inspiration from the gentleman thief and master of disguise in his quest to seek justice for his wrongly-accused father.
In episode 4, titled “Volte-face”, Assane enlists the help of a journalist to expose Hubert Pellegrini’s crimes. Interestingly, Malaysia was brought up where an attack on the French embassy happened in Kuala Lumpur. Take a look at some screenshots below:
Here are a few responses from fellow Malaysians after binging the series:
But the fella is now a guest speaker in our prestigous National University – inspiring our youth. pic.twitter.com/rXC921gW3s
— ??? (@ruffleseed) January 14, 2021
— Coleco Maximoff & Vision (@BeruangSinar) January 23, 2021
MALAYSIA adalah satu negara yang jadi topik dalam LUPIN : Chapter 4. pic.twitter.com/LFcS9l18yj
— immuahaha (@idkhtlitw) January 17, 2021
Itu hari aku terjebak dengan Lupin. Patutlah trending no.1 Malaysia, ada kaitan dengan Malaysia rupanya. #netflix
— RandomRageOnEverything (@RandomRage5) January 22, 2021
Wah cerita Lupin mention Malaysia n KL k bangga jap?
— MAR (@iqhwanummar) January 24, 2021
Only half of the season’s 10 episodes have been released so far. “Lupin” ended on a cliffhanger and viewers are dying to know what happens next.