"Lupine": Maurice Leblanc's granddaughter, "delighted" with the success of the series embodied by Omar Sy: Femme Actuelle Le MAG

Series Lupine sign a real masterstroke. Broadcast on Netflix since Friday, January 8, 2021, the first five episodes of this fiction inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupine, in which Omar Sy takes the leading role, should reach 70 million views within 28 days worldwide, as announced by the streaming giant on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. A resounding success, since sales of Maurice Leblanc's book take off again, reported theAFP.

In this unexpected context, The Parisian gave the floor to Florence Boespflug-Leblanc, who is none other than the novelist's granddaughter – creator of the famous fictional character. "As an heiress, I'm always happy to talk about the character, it revives book sales ", she reacted, in all sincerity. It must be said that the latter did not expect such a craze: "Honestly, I didn't think it would work so much, but Lupine has always rained. I think my grandfather created a character that spans the centuries. " However, the writer's sole heiress admitted that she had not yet watched the series. But it will not be long: "I just subscribed to Netflix. Particularly for that. But also to see 'The Crown' and other series. My entourage told me it was fun and well done."

Maurice Leblanc "would necessarily have been happy"

If Maurice Leblanc, who died on November 6, 1941, were still alive, he would no doubt have appreciated that the modern adaptation of his work was so successful. In any case, that's what her granddaughter thinks. "He would necessarily have been happy", estimated Florence Boespflug-Leblanc, before continuing : "At the beginning, he considered that it was sub-literature. He originally wanted to write psychological novels, more in the vein of Maupassant or Flaubert. Then he was bewitched by his character, who became more famous than him, timeless. He did not expect such infatuation. (…) He did not look at all like his character. My grandfather was calm, dreamy. Lupine, maybe it is who he would have liked to be. " Confidences that make the phenomenon of Lupine, all the more crazy.

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