The Literary Origins of Netflix’s 'Lupin'

Sophie Gilbert examines the original story of Arsène Lupin for The Atlantic.

As adaptations go, Lupin is close to perfect. Rather than directly translate the character to television, the writer George Kay imagines Lupin as the inspiration for a 21st-century con artist named Assane (played by Omar Sy), whose history mirrors Lupin’s and whose balancing act as a moralistic thief is given extra depth by his race.

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