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‘On The Verge’ Producer The Film TV Lines Up Shows With Fresh Talent, ‘Golri,’ ‘Casa Girls,’ ‘Visions’

‘On The Verge’ Producer The Film TV Lines Up Shows With Fresh Talent,  ‘Golri,’ ‘Casa Girls,’ ‘Visions’
The Film TV, the Paris-based outfit headed by well-established producers Michael Gentile and Lauraine Heftler, has gained a substantial track record in three years.

The banner is presenting its first two shows at Series Mania Festival, Julie Delpy’s TV debut “On The Verge” which is backed by Canal Plus and Netflix; and “Jeune et Golri,” a series set against the backdrop of the stand-up comedy world.

Commissioned by French pay TV service Ocs, “Jeune et Golri” is a half-hour contemporary romantic comedy series based on an original idea by Agnès Hurstel, an actor and screenwriter, who created the show with Victor Saint-Macary (“Le Brio”) and Léa Domenach.

Hurstel stars in the show as Prune, a 25 year-old stand-up comedian who falls in love with a middle-aged man, Francis, not knowing he has a six-year-old girl. While Prune herself still feels like a teenager, she becomes an unlikely step mom to this little girl.
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Netflix’s Lupin: The Evolution of Lupin vs. Ganimard

Netflix’s Lupin: The Evolution of Lupin vs. Ganimard
This piece contains spoilers for Netflix’s Lupin Part 2.

Netflix’s Lupin ended Part 1 on the ultimate fannish moment, with Officer Youssef Guedira (Soufiane Guerrab) addressing Assane Diop (Omar Sy) as “Arsène Lupin?”—and then picked up Part 2 with Assane responding in turn, identifying his new ally Guedira as “Ganimard,” the name of Lupin’s archnemesis. Throughout the latter five episodes of George Kay’s (Killing Eve) French crime drama, the gentleman thief and the police officer replicate their literary heroes’ dynamic—shifting between rivals on opposite sides of the law to something approaching friendship—while evolving the relationship beyond Maurice Leblanc’s original characters.

“Who could baffle the schemes of Arsène Lupin better than Ganimard, the patient and astute detective?” Leblanc writes early on in Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar. Wherever the gentleman thief is mentioned, his law-abiding archrival quickly follows, hot on the metaphorical trail. Like the best cat-and-mouse pairs,
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‘Lupin’ Review: New Episodes of Netflix’s International Hit Keep Trying to Do Too Much All at Once

‘Lupin’ Review: New Episodes of Netflix’s International Hit Keep Trying to Do Too Much All at Once
The satisfied smile of Assane Diop as he walks away from people he’s just foiled is an incandescent marvel. To say that “Lupin” succeeds because of the man behind that smile, Omar Sy, is a vast understatement. Take him out of this show — whether in the first five episodes that became an early-2021, word-of-mouth international hit or in the second five that make up what Netflix calls “Part 2” — and it’s hard to imagine any other part of it equipped to handle what the confidence in that title performance brings.

It’s odd, then, that “Lupin” Part 2 tries its hardest to sideline so much of that Sy playfulness that made up the bulk of what got people hooked back in January. Instead, the show doubles down on its conspiracy side, threads through even more of its time-hopping setups, and makes its way to a finale that seems as stuck
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Lupin Part 2 Ending Explained: What’s Next for Netflix’s Gentleman Thief?

Lupin Part 2 Ending Explained: What’s Next for Netflix’s Gentleman Thief?
This piece contains spoilers for Netflix’s Lupin Part 2.

Netflix’s French crime drama Lupin began by adapting Maurice Leblanc’s Arsène Lupin adventure “The Queen’s Necklace,” but while the ten episodes have put new spins on other Lupin stories, the overall story concerns the eponymous necklace and how it links the Pellegrini and Diop families across twenty-five years. The recently-released Part 2 resolves the series’ biggest question: Will Assane Diop (Omar Sy) be able to have his revenge on Hubert Pellegrini (Hervé Pierre)? More vitally, will he be able to do so while upholding Arsène Lupin’s code of the gentleman thief—that is, to get justice without killing?

“Chapter 10” wraps up the Pellegrini conflict with what Assane refers to as “our last show”—an epic heist where the valuable to be stolen is a few minutes’ privacy alone with Pellegrini. That the confrontation takes place at the Théâtre
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With ‘Lupin’ Part 2, Showrunner George Kay Balances Pleasing Leblanc Fans and Newbies Alike

With ‘Lupin’ Part 2, Showrunner George Kay Balances Pleasing Leblanc Fans and Newbies Alike
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched Part 2 of “Lupin,” streaming now on Netflix.

Much of the fun of watching Netflix’s original series “Lupin,” inspired by the Maurice Leblanc books, is in anticipating what cleverness and charm Assane Diop (played by Omar Sy) will deploy to meet his goals. Fans of the famous French novels are looking for nods to the stories, while those who have never heard of the “gentleman thief” Arsène Lupin are simply engrossed in the thrill of watching Assane, say, steal Marie Antoinette’s jewels from the Louvre.

With the anticipated premiere of part two of the story on Friday, series creator and showrunner George Kay continues to thread that needle as Assane rushes to save his son Raoul (Etan Simon) from the clutches of one of Hubert Pellegrini’s henchmen and prove Pellegrini’s guilt in framing Assane’s father.
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‘Lupin Part 2’ Trailer: Assane Thinks Up a New Plan for Revenge

‘Lupin Part 2’ Trailer: Assane Thinks Up a New Plan for Revenge
Netflix has released the trailer for Part 2 of Lupin, the French thriller series that has become a runaway hit for the streaming platform. The remaining five episodes of the series drop June 11th.

With Assane Diop’s quest for revenge against Hubert Pelligrini in shambles, and his son kidnapped, the wanted thief must now think up a new plan to expose Hubert’s crimes, while Hubert tries to lure Assane back into his trap with a symphony performance hosted by his foundation. Plus the trailer hints at many more high-speed
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‘Lupin’: Release Date & New Trailer Revealed For Part 2 Of Hit Netflix Series

‘Lupin’: Release Date & New Trailer Revealed For Part 2 Of Hit Netflix Series
Lupin Part 2, the highly-anticipated five-episode second half of Netflix’s hit French series has been set for a June 11 global release. The thriller also has a new trailer which picks up after Part 1’s cliffhanger finale and sees Omar Sy’s Assane Diop having become “the most wanted man in France” (check it out above).

Sy stars as Diop who uses the world famous gentleman thief and master of disguise, Arsène Lupin, as his inspiration. Diop’s quest for revenge against Hubert Pelligrini (Hervé Pierre) has torn his family to pieces, and now with his back to the wall, he must come up with a new plan, even if it means putting himself in danger.

Although Netflix has not disclosed the actual audience for Lupin‘s first half, it was a big hit for the service and was projected to have been watched by 70 million households. Sy told me in
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Lupin Part 2: Premiere Date and Trailer!

Lupin Part 2: Premiere Date and Trailer!
Lupin is returning to Netflix this summer for another season of twists and turns.

The streamer on Tuesday revealed that Lupin Part 2 would be available to stream Friday, June 11.

Inspired by Arsène Lupin's adventures, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.

The addictive follows professional thief Assane Diop, the only son of an immigrant from Senegal who had come to France to seek a better life for his child.

Assane's father is framed for the theft of an expensive diamond necklace by his employer, the wealthy and powerful Hubert Pellegrini, and hangs himself in his prison cell out of shame, leaving the teenage Assane an orphan.

Twenty-five years later, inspired by a book about gentleman thief Arsène Lupin his father had given him on his birthday, Assane sets out to get revenge on the Pellegrini family, using his charisma and mastery of thievery,
See full article at TVfanatic »

Romola Garai, Jessica Raine and More Join Cast of ‘Becoming Elizabeth’ (TV News Roundup)

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Romola Garai, Jessica Raine and More Join Cast of ‘Becoming Elizabeth’ (TV News Roundup)
Starz announced that Romola Garai, Jessica Raine, Tom Cullen and Bella Ramsey are joining the cast of “Becoming Elizabeth.”

The eight-episode series, centered on the early life of Queen Elizabeth, also features the previously announced Alicia von Rittburg as Elizabeth, starring alongside Oliver Zetterström, John Heffernan, Jamie Parker, Jamie Blackley, Jacob Avery, Alexandra Gilbreath, Leo Bill, Ekow Quartey, Alex Macqueen and Olivier Huband.

Becoming Elizabeth” is created and written by Anya Reiss, who executive produces with George Ormond and George Faber, with Lisa Osborne producing. The series is produced for Starz by Lionsgate Television and The Forge.

Also in today’s TV news roundup:

Dates

Netflix announced that “Lupin Part 2” will premiere on June 11. The series’ five-episode second installment follows Assane in search of a new plan after his quest for revenge against Hubert Pelligrini tears his family apart. Omar Sy stars alongside Hervé Pierre, Nicole Garcia, Clotilde Hesme, Ludivine Sagnier,
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Paramount Plus Releases ‘Rugrats’ Trailer (TV News Roundup)

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Paramount Plus Releases ‘Rugrats’ Trailer (TV News Roundup)
Paramount Plus released a trailer for “Rugrats,” an all-new reimagination of the ’90s cartoon debuting on May 27.

In the one-hour premiere episode, “Second Time Around,” Tommy leads the babies on an adventure to help Chuckie after his own courageous endeavor goes horribly wrong.

The series stars E.G. Daily as Tommy Pickles, Nancy Cartwright as Chuckie Finster, Cheryl Chase as Angelica Pickles, Cree Summer as Susie Carmichael and Kath Soucie as both Phil and Lil DeVille, all of whom are reprising their iconic roles.

The series also features new voices, including Ashley Rae Spillers and Tommy Dewey, who voice Tommy’s parents, Didi and Stu Pickles, respectively; Tony Hale as Chuckie’s father, Chas Finster; Natalie Morales as Phil and Lil’s mother, Betty DeVille; Anna Chlumsky and Timothy Simons as Angelica’s parents, Charlotte and Drew Pickles, respectively; Nicole Byer and Omar Miller as Susie’s parents, Lucy and Randy Carmichael,
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‘Lupin’ Star Omar Sy Talks Assane’s ‘Taken’-Style Fight for His Son, If Part 2 Is End for Netflix Series

‘Lupin’ Star Omar Sy Talks Assane’s ‘Taken’-Style Fight for His Son, If Part 2 Is End for Netflix Series
(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Part 1 of Netflix’s “Lupin.”)

When Netflix’s smash-hit French series “Lupin” returns with five new episodes this summer, they will bring a much-anticipated conclusion to the first chapter of the Omar Sy-led mystery thriller. And with the Friday release of that action-packed teaser for Part 2, fans are surely wondering if this second installment is also the show’s final.

“We don’t know,” “Lupin” star Sy told TheWrap Saturday. “So of course, at the end of the 10 episodes, we’re going to close something. But the end of something is always the beginning of something else. So we’ll see.”

The five-episode Part 1 of “Lupin” debuted globally Jan. 8 on Netflix and became the first-ever French series to crack the streaming service’s Top 10 list in the U.S. that same week. According to Netflix, 70 million households were projected to have watched “Lupin
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The CW Announces ‘Supergirl’ Final Season Premiere Date (TV News Roundup)

The CW Announces ‘Supergirl’ Final Season Premiere Date (TV News Roundup)
In today’s TV news roundup, The CW announced the premiere date for the sixth and final season of “Supergirl,” and Netflix revealed a teaser for the second part of “Lupin.”

Dates

The CW announced that “Supergirl” will premiere the first part of its sixth and final season on March 30 at 9 p.m. In that time slot now is “Superman and Lois,” which will go on a brief hiatus due to a Covid-related production interruption earlier this season when “Supergirl” begins. The recently-renewed “Superman and Lois” will return on May 18 at 9 p.m., with “Supergirl” slated to complete its final season later this summer. The action-adventure drama series follows the DC character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), who balances her work as a reporter for CatCo Worldwide Media with her work as Supergirl, keeping National City and the Earth safe from sinister threats. The series also stars David Harewood, Jesse Rath,
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Soufiane Guerrab

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Soufiane Guerrab
Soufiane Guerrab is only in his early 30s, but he’s already spent nearly half of his life acting professionally. The talented French actor has always had the natural ability to entertain viewers and he’s gotten some great opportunities because of it. Over the course of his career, he’s built a resume that now includes more than 30 on screen credits. He is best-known for his roles in shows like Tony’s Revenge and Moloch. In 2021, he got another huge opportunity when he appeared in the Netflix series, Lupin. Although it is a French series, it has become popular all over

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Soufiane Guerrab
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Lupin is Returning to Netflix Sooner Than You Think

Lupin is Returning to Netflix Sooner Than You Think
Netflix is on to a winner with Lupin.

That much we've known since the streamer announced that it's on track to reach 70 million subscribers in its first 28 days.

Inspired by Arsène Lupin's adventures, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.

The addictive follows professional thief Assane Diop, the only son of an immigrant from Senegal who had come to France to seek a better life for his child.

Assane's father is framed for the theft of an expensive diamond necklace by his employer, the wealthy and powerful Hubert Pellegrini, and hangs himself in his prison cell out of shame, leaving the teenage Assane an orphan.

Twenty-five years later, inspired by a book about gentleman thief Arsène Lupin his father had given him on his birthday, Assane sets out to get revenge on the Pellegrini family, using his charisma and mastery of thievery,
See full article at TVfanatic »

Lupin Part 2: What to Expect

Lupin Part 2: What to Expect
This piece contains spoilers for Netflix’s Lupin.

Netflix’s compelling French crime comedy-drama Lupin ended Part 1 on a hell of a cliffhanger. Yes, there’s Assane Diop’s (Omar Sy) son Raoul (Etan Simon) getting snatched by Pellegrini’s cleaner Leonard (Adama Niane) in the Maurice Leblanc-obsessed town of Étretat, though honestly that had been telegraphed throughout “Chapter 5.” The real stunner is when Officer Guedira (Soufiane Guerrab), perhaps the only person whose Lupin fandom rivals Assane’s, tracks down the gentleman thief and addresses him as, “Arsène Lupin?”

And that’s where Part 1 ends, with two adversaries—who might well become allies—finally meeting on the beach while fellow fans in top hats, capes, and monocles venture out to the Hollow Needle, not knowing the potential tragedy that could unfold in Étretat. Where can Lupin go from here?

Thankfully, Netflix has already confirmed that Part 2 will premiere later
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Lupin Part 2: 2021 Release Confirmed by Netflix

Lupin Part 2: 2021 Release Confirmed by Netflix
Netflix has announced that Part 2 of its smash hit French series Lupin will arrive later this year, after the mystery show became the streaming service’s biggest French international hit to date. It also revealed that Lupin, often described as a “contemporary rereading” of the Gentleman Thief, is on track to reach a whopping 70 million households in its first month of release, putting it close to its big budget fantasy series The Witcher in terms of eyeballs on screens.

Indeed, Lupin Part 1 has smashed expectations so far, trending in Netflix’s Top Ten globally and reaching number one in France, Brazil, Vietnam, Argentina, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, the Netherlands, the Philippines and Sweden.

The series stars Omar Sy (Jurassic World) as Assane Diop. As a teen, Assane’s life changes dramatically after his father is accused of a crime he didn’t commit and dies. Part 1 follows Assane 25 years later
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Netflix’s ‘Lupin’ Topping ‘Bridgerton’ & ‘Queen’s Gambit’ With 70M Households In First 28 Days

Netflix’s ‘Lupin’ Topping ‘Bridgerton’ & ‘Queen’s Gambit’ With 70M Households In First 28 Days
Netflix’s Lupin is primed to set a global benchmark for a French series on the service with 70M households projected to watch the five-parter through its first 28 days. That’s bigger than other recent English-language hit series Bridgerton (projected at 63M) and The Queen’s Gambit (62M actuals). The Omar Sy-starrer made its Netflix debut on January 8, and quickly became the first French series to land on the streamer’s U.S. Top 10 list.

It easily launched to No. 1 across in France and remains in that position today. Netflix reports it has also ranked No. 1 in Brazil, Vietnam, Argentina, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Sweden and many other countries. Lupin is 93% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Intouchables’ Sy stars as Assane Diop who uses the world famous gentleman thief and master of disguise, Arsène Lupin, as his inspiration. The French original from Gaumont Télévision is created by George Kay in collaboration with François Uzan (Family Business) and is a contemporary adaptation of the novels penned by French writer Maurice LeBlanc, who created the character in 1905. The books have been adapted into dozens of TV series and movies over the years.

Since the release of the series, the original Leblanc book has regained interest internationally with it now trending on many marketplaces in France, Italy, Spain, the U.S., UK, Korea and others. Just yesterday, French national news radio, FranceInfo, featured the show as part of its daily kids program, FranceInfo Junior, bringing in an Arsène Lupin scholar to educate the youngsters on the character’s origins.

Set in Paris — and making slick use of the city’s locations — Lupin’s first five-part series, Dans L’Ombre D’Arsène (In The Shadow Of Arsène), introduces Sy’s Diop who, as a teenager, saw his life upended when his father died after being accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Now, Diop is out to avenge his father, and outwit pretty much everyone along the way.

Louis Leterrier directs episodes 1-3 with Marcela Said (Narcos) on 4-5. Also starring are Hervé Pierre, Nicole Garcia, Clotilde Hesme, Ludivine Sagnier, Antoine Gouy, Shirine Boutella and Soufiane Guerrab. Isabelle Degeorges and Nathan Franck are producers.

Here’s Sy celebrating the news:

70 millions, that's insane!!
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‘Lupin’ Will Be Seen By 70 Million Subscribers, Netflix Claims

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‘Lupin’ Will Be Seen By 70 Million Subscribers, Netflix Claims
Netflix’s French original “Lupin” is the streamer’s latest international hit, and poised to pull in eye-watering numbers for the service.

The SVOD giant projects that the clever Omar Sy-fronted crime caper will be watched by 70 million members within its first 28 days on the platform. The drama launched on Friday and has already nabbed the #1 spot in Netflix’s Top 10 rankings in countries including Brazil, Vietnam, Argentina, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, the Netherlands, the Philippines and Sweden.

For comparison, consider that Netflix revealed its hit Regency-era fantasy “Bridgerton” was projected to reach 63 million households within 28 days of its Christmas Day debut.

Variety understands that season 4 of hit Spanish drama “La Casa de Papel” (Money Heist) drew a whopping 65 million within 28 days, while the Anya Taylor-Joy fronted chess series “The Queen’s Gambit” pulled in 62 million in that same period.

It’s worth bearing in mind, however, that Netflix doesn
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Netflix’s Lupin: Is Arsène Lupin Real?

Netflix’s Lupin: Is Arsène Lupin Real?
This piece contains spoilers for Netflix’s Lupin.

Lupin, Netflix’s witty French mystery drama about a modern-day gentleman thief, constructs all of its cleverly layered mythology around a figure known as Arsène Lupin: smart, suave, a master of disguise, always one step ahead. Considering how much attention Assane Diop (Omar Sy) invests into adopting Lupin’s identity, not to mention how Officer Guedira (Soufiane Guerrab) devotes his equally fannish knowledge to following Diop’s tracks, it makes perfect sense to wonder, is Arsène Lupin real?

And here is where the answer is tricky, in a fun way: Arsène Lupin is not a real person, but he is a real fictional character outside of Lupin the series. Created in 1905 by French author Maurice Leblanc as a response to the popularity of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Great Detective Sherlock Holmes (created in 1887), the charismatic burglar is a reversal of Holmes in almost every way,
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Netflix’s ‘Lupin’ Becomes First French Series To Debut On Streamer’s U.S. Top Ten List

Netflix’s ‘Lupin’ Becomes First French Series To Debut On Streamer’s U.S. Top Ten List
Netflix’s Lupin made its debut on the service Friday January 8, and quickly became the first French series to land on the streamer’s U.S. Top 10 list. It entered the overall list at No. 8 and was No. 6 on the U.S. series list on Saturday, before jumping up to No. 3 on both rosters Sunday (it’s No. 1 in France and elsewhere). Netflix began sharing Daily Top 10 lists last February.

The Intouchables’ Omar Sy stars as Assane Diop who uses the world famous gentleman thief and master of disguise, Arsène Lupin, as his inspiration. The French original from Gaumont Télévision is created by George Kay in collaboration with François Uzan (Family Business) and is a contemporary adaptation of the novels penned by French writer Maurice LeBlanc, who created the character in 1905. The books have been adapted into dozens of TV series and movies over the years.
See full article at Deadline »
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