- Netflix projected that its hit French series “Lupin” will be watched by 70 million households in its first 28 days of release.
- That makes it Netflix’s second biggest original series ever, behind season one of “The Witcher.”
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Netflix has another hit on its hands.
The streaming giant is projecting that its new French series, “Lupin,” will be watched by 70 million households in its first 28 days of release (it debuted January 8). The series stars Omar Sy as a thief inspired by the French story of Arsène Lupin, who is seeking revenge against a wealthy family.
Netflix counts a view if an account watches at least two minutes of a TV episode or movie. It’s not a comprehensive measurement of viewership, but does indicate an impressive level of interest.
The number makes “Lupin” Netflix’s second biggest debut ever, behind season one of the fantasy hit “The Witcher.”
Netflix also recently announced that Shonda Rhimes’ first Netflix original, “Bridgerton,” would be watched by 63 million households in its first month. That now makes it the streamer’s sixth biggest original, accounting for “Lupin’s” place on the list.
“Lupin” knocked “The Umbrella Academy” season two out of the top 10, which was watched by 43 million households in its first month.
“Lupin” has received strong reviews and has a 93% Rotten Tomatoes critic score.
Slate’s Karen Han wrote that it “doesn’t waste a single minute, packing each and every moment full of suspense.”
Robert Daniels wrote for RogerEbert.com that the series is “an addictive, clever puzzle that combines elements from Luther, Sherlock Holmes, and Inside Man for an engrossing experience.”
Below are Netflix’s top 10 biggest original series ever based on its two-minute metric:
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