In the light of Omar Sy, the original Arsène Lupines go like hot cakes in bookstores


Series Lupine, in the shadow of Arsene on Netflix, which revisits the adventures of the gentleman burglar created by Maurice Leblanc in 1905, sales of novels soar.

He is the king of thugs, he is the king of thieves, He is shining like diamonds, swift like the wind, the handsome Omar Sy …” In Lupine, in the shadow of Arsene, wearing the top hat of the gentleman burglar or simply wearing a very 21st century jacket, the 2012 Cesar for Best Actor is making sparks on Netflix and in bookstores.

Because not only the new adventures of the sorcerer of Étretat are happily placed in the top 10 of the most watched series in the United States today it is the sales of the original novels of Maurice Leblanc, who created this character of thief in the United States. Aristocratic manners in 1905, which broke records.

Questioned by our colleagues from Parisian Cécile Térouanne, director of Hachette Romans and the Livre de Poche Jeunesse, explained with undisguised joy the reasons for this belated bestseller: “Thanks to the enthusiasm caused by the series, we have already had to relaunch a reprint which now reaches 10,000 copies. Pre-orders are really good, especially from Amazon and Fnac who have decided to triple their sales.“And of course, the publishing house, which has understood this unique phenomenon, has now added, on each copy, a notebook showing images of the episodes and a banner on which is written:”The book that changed the life of Assane, your hero from the new Lupine series.

It must also be said that the particularly original scenario of Lupine, in the shadow of Arsene, is certainly for something in this double success of audience and of bookstore. Here Assane Diop alias Omar Sy is not content to wear the costume of the hero of Maurice Leblanc. He will draw on the original novels, which he keeps with him such the grail book, an inspiration, a breath that will allow him to avenge his father unjustly accused and who was also in love with the exploits of the greatest of thieves …

Lupine, in the shadow of Arsene by George Kay and François Uzan, broadcast on Netflix since January 8, 2021, with Omar Sy, Ludivine Sagnier, Clotilde Hesme …

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