‘Lupin’ Will Be Seen By 70 Million Subscribers, Netflix Claims
Netflix 'French original "Lupine" is the streamer's latest international hit and ready to win staggering numbers for the service.
The SVOD giant estimates that 70 million members will watch the clever crime-fighting with Omar Sy-Front in the first 28 days on the platform. The drama kicked off on Friday and has already reached first place in Netflix's top 10 in countries like Brazil, Vietnam, Argentina, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, the Netherlands, the Philippines and Sweden.
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For comparison, Netflix has announced that its successful Regency-era fantasy "Bridgerton" is expected to reach 63 million households within 28 days of its Christmas Day debut.
Variety estimates that the fourth season of the Spanish hit drama "La Casa de Papel" (money robbery) had a whopping 65 million viewers within 28 days, while Anya Taylor-Joy's chess series "The Queen's Gambit" 62 over the same period Reached millions of viewers.
It should be noted, however, that Netflix does not follow the traditional audience measurement tools used by traditional networks. The number of viewers that Netflix reports is based on the number of subscribers who have watched at least two minutes of content.
Even so, the critically acclaimed "Lupine" appears to be a huge hit for the service and, most importantly, has proven to be its largest launch in France, which is a major European market for the platform. It is believed that Netflix has around 9 million French subscribers. Most recently, the company selected the market to test its first channel offering.
Created by George Kay and inspired by the novels "Arsène Lupine", the exuberant "Lupine" Sy ("Jurassic World") plays as the gentleman thief Assane Diop, who sets out to avenge his father for an injustice that affects his life changed by recreating some of his hero Lupine's famous raids.
Other actors are Ludivine Sagnier ("The New Pope"), Clotilde Hesme ("Chocolat"), Nicole Garcia ("Who you think I am"), Hervé Pierre (de la Comédie Française) and Soufiane Guerrab ("School Life") ). The first three episodes were directed by Louis Leterrier.
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