Lupin – the excellent new heist series from Netflix, which stars Omar Sy as a gentleman thief inspired by Maurice Leblanc's Arsène Lupin novels – might be getting a Sherlock Holmes crossover.
Yes, for real.
Holmes, the world's greatest detective, was famously part of Leblanc's Arsène Lupin adventures, only he was known as "Herlock Sholmes" due to legal reasons. But the idea of a crossover didn't have any real legs until George Kay, Lupin co-creator, spoke out about it. "It’s not a very satisfying pun or play on words, but I do like the attitude behind it," Kay said while chatting with RadioTimes. "Speaking really honestly, there have been discussions. There are some ideas circling around that, that I have, that I’m really interested to explore. The Arsène Lupin fanbase, which is evident within the show, would have to lock antlers with the Sherlock Holmes fanbase – you want to take it to a really meta-level.”
Would you prefer Benedict Cumberbatch or Henry Cavill to take on the part? Or perhaps an entirely new actor and vision? Either way, we're in.