Lupin on Netflix is projected to surpass the streaming service’s biggest hit shows, Bridgerton and The Queen’s Gambit. The French series debuted on January 8 and is expected to reach 70 million households during its first 28 days, Deadline reports. If that achievement wasn’t impressive enough, the Omar Sy-led crime caper is also the first French TV show on the U.S. Top 10 list.
It quickly became the top show in France. Netflix reports that it’s also a hit in Brazil, Vietnam, Argentina, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Sweden, and many other countries. That’s no easy feat.
For those who haven’t watched, Lupin is a retelling of the classic French story about Arsène Lupin, a world-famous gentleman thief and master of disguise, and is receiving lots of praise on social media. Sy even took to Twitter to announce his excitement about the recently released ratings.
“70 millions, that’s insane!! So proud that Lupin is the first French Netflix Original series to be so successful internationally!” he wrote. “That wouldn’t have been possible without you. Thank you all.”
The only aspect of the show that fans seem to be upset about is that there are only five episodes. “Netflix is cruel for giving us only 5 episodes of lupin,” one viewer tweeted. Another wrote, “Strong recommendation: Lupin on Netflix. Very stylish, slick, Omar Sy is one of the most charismatic people you will see on TV.” One fan tweeted their excitement for the next season: “Finished all 5 episodes of Part 1 Lupin on Netflix. I was so immersed of the storyline. Can’t wait for Part 2!”
Viewers are speculating when Netflix will release the second part of the series. If it follows with its past history, the remaining episodes could arrive anywhere between mid-April to early-September. Three months isn’t too long to wait, but eight months might be unappealing for most fans. Fingers crossed that we’ll have part two by spring!