Lupin Part 3: release date, trailer, plot, cast and everything you need to know about the Netflix crime series

Omar Sy as Assane on the phone in Lupin part 3
Omar Sy, Lupin part 3 (Image credit: Emmanuel Guimier/Netflix)

Lupin has stolen the hearts of Netflix viewers across the world, as the French series starring Omar Sy and created by George Kay delighted fans with its first two parts that were released in January and June 2021, respectively. Thankfully, Lupin is returning for another job.

Lupin is inspired by Maurice Leblanc’s gentleman thief Arsène Lupin that was featured in multiple stories in the early 1900s. Sy's character, Assane Diop, emulates the character as he tries to avenge the injustice shown to his father by a wealthy family.

Lupin Part 3 was teased at the end of part 2. And Omar Sy confirmed that, prior to part 2, via Twitter.

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In fact, Lupin Part 3 is closer than ever. Find out everything you need to know about Lupin right here.

Lupin part 3 release date

After only having to wait about six months between Lupin Part 1 and Part 2, it's been a much longer wait for Part 3. But thankfully the wait is almost over, as Netflix has officially announced that Lupin Part 3 arrives on the streaming service on October 5.

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The first two seasons of Lupin each had five episodes. While Netflix has not confirmed that, it's a fair bet that will be the case again with Lupin Part 3. Also, all episodes of the new season should be available to stream immediately.

Lupin Part 3 plot


The main narrative of Lupin so far has been Diop's quest to avenge his father after being framed by Hubert Pellegrini. Well, part 2 seems to have wrapped that storyline up, as Pellegrini’s confession was caught on tape and he was arrested. Diop, meanwhile, has left Paris to avoid being captured for his own crimes, but he promises to be back.

Here is the official synopsis for Lupin Part 3:

"Now in hiding, Assane must learn to live far from his wife and son. With the suffering they endure because of him, Assane can't stand it any longer and decides to return to Paris to make them a crazy proposal: leave France and start a new life elsewhere. But the ghosts of the past are never far away, and an unexpected return will turn his plans upside down."

Lupin part 3 cast

Omar Sy will return as Assane Diop in part 3, obviously, but who else might we expect to see back?

Variety reports that Ludivine Sagnier and Clotilde Hesme are confirmed to be back for the new season, as are "others," but additional details on who are not available right now. However, Sy did confirm that Diop's favorite pup, J’accuse, is also coming back.

Lupin Part 3 trailer

An official trailer for Lupin Part 3 debuted on September 6. From the looks of things,  Assane has a number of new disguises to debut. 

How to watch Lupin

The first two seasons of Lupin are streaming on Netflix and so will the new episodes. So if you want to catch up or rewatch the crime series, then you are going to have to be a Netflix subscriber to do so.

Is Lupin available in English?

Lupin is a French product and so uses French actors. However, if you simply cannot deal with subtitles, Netflix makes Lupin available in English using dubbed audio — something which is very common in Europe. Lupin is also available in German, Italian and Spanish. Netflix also has audio-described versions (meant for the visually impaired) in English, Spanish and French.

But if you want to give subtitles a try, there are multiple language options: English, English close-captioned (featuring additional descriptions), Spanish, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese and French (with closed captions).

Lupin Part 3 poster

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Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.