Maurice Leblanc’s gentleman thief Arsène Lupin has taken on many iterations over the years, as the grandfather of the main character of the long-running animated series Lupin III as well as one of the Personas in Persona 5. With the upcoming live-action series Lupin, Netflix gets in on the game as well.
The new series, created by George Kay and François Uzan, stars Omar Sy as Assane Diop, a man who comes across a mysterious gift — a book about Arsène Lupin, judging by the trailer — that he says grants him wealth and resources, and several lives with which to spend them. That detail, along with a few visual flourishes that suggest a little jumping through time, give the series a supernatural tint (in addition to a slightly meta energy), though we’ll have to wait to see the extent of how strange the series becomes.
The series’ description on Netflix, meanwhile, bills it as a “contemporary retelling” of Lupin’s story.
Lupin will hit Netflix in January 2021.