Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers for Part 2 of Lupin.
When the show Lupin originally premiered on Netflix as a French mystery thriller with English subtitles, it became a fast favorite for subscribers who were totally into learning more about Assane Diop, the hero who doubles as a career criminal thief. And after Part 2 dropped on the streaming platform, it became clear that a lot went into creating a finale to make the investment of waiting for that second set of episodes totally worth it.
Following the release of Part 2 of Lupin, Netflix released a behind-the-scenes look on YouTube to give fans a peek at just what the cast and crew did to make the second part really stand out. That's not to say Part 1 didn't totally draw in viewers, but Part 2 of Lupin proved there is probably way more that goes into the action-packed series than some may think.
'Lupin' Part 2 was filmed at the Châtelet in Paris.
In the behind-the-scenes clip on YouTube, the cast and crew of Lupin explain that the final scenes of Part 2 were filmed at the famed Châtelet theater in Paris. The episodes were also shot during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, which made it slightly difficult to achieve the atmosphere that they wanted.
The goal was to have a packed theater full of people who were astonished at the turn of events unfolding with Assane to the backdrop of some intense classical music.
Only, as it turns out, the music heard as Assane is chased through the back of the theater isn't what it seems. Composer Mathieu Lamboley explained in the clip that he had to prepare all of the music ahead of time so the orchestra could mime playing their instruments in the show without disrupting the dialogue between the actors with actual live music.
George Kay, who created Lupin, revealed that they also had to use some TV magic in order to give the illusion of a packed theater during the final scenes of Part 2.
"Hugo [Gélin, director]'s great achievement I think is to be able to kind of create a packed theater atmosphere using only a certain amount of people, making those [visual] effects work to make that feel as full and vibrant as possible," he shared.
A behind-the-scenes look at 'Lupin' Part 2 shows everything that went into the final scenes.
In the final scenes of Part 2 of Lupin, Assane is chased through the theater. The director, cast, and rest of the crew hoped to make the moments during the chase as suspenseful as possible through the music and feel of the entire theater essentially sitting on the edge of their seats. Omar Sy, who plays Assane, explained in the clip that the final episode of Part 2 is important as Assane finally comes face-to-face with the police after him.
"Episode 10 takes place at the Châtelet theater," Omar said. "This is where Assane will settle his score. It's an amazing story. I don't want to spoil it."
And now that Part 2 finally concluded, Lupin fans can wait for Part 3 to continue the story of the harrowing would-be hero. It's still unclear when Netflix will drop the third part to the series, but with so much that went into Part 2, expectations are pretty high overall.