The first reviews for the second season of Netflix’s French mystery thriller Lupine are starting to trickle in. After six reviews, the series, which debuted Friday for its second season, has scored a perfect 100 percent on the review aggregation site Rotten. tomatoes.
Created by George Kay and François Uzan, Omar Sy stars as the son of an immigrant from Senegal and a professional thief named Assane Diop. His father was charged with theft of a diamond necklace and hanged himself in prison. Assane vows revenge against those responsible.
Brandon Katz of The Observer wrote in his review, “Lupine represents the kind of broad appeal with swagger that broadcasting would kill for.”
Suzi Feay of the Financial Times said: Mamadou Haidara, as touching and mischievous as young Assane, gives a wonderful sense of traits in embryo form, to be fully developed in the magnificent mountainous form of Omar Sy, who plays the adult version.
Dan Fienberg of the Hollywood Reporter opined: “However, some imperfections do not detract from the gravity of Omar Sy’s star power, the healing escapism of the Parisian institutions or the satisfying propulsion of the show.”
Radio Times’ Michael Hogan said: “With its cinematic brilliance and addictive thriller appeal, Lupine is the blockbuster addition to the cross-channel canon. Think Ocean’s Eleven meets Robin Hood. Luther with a raised eyebrow and a nicer coat.”
Ready Steady Cut’s said that while the second season is more of the same, “the only difference is that season 2 feels more personal, which works in favor of the story.”