Netflix is on a roll and making record profit, but they can’t all be wins. Following the robbery on the sets of The Crown worth $150,000, Netflix’s set Lupin got robbed of $330,000 worth of equipment.
Lupin, a French series ironically about a cat burglar, already has two seasons on Netflix. Unfortunately, the set got robbed last week while the shoot was taking place in the French neighborhood of Nanterre, near the capital of Paris. As reported by Deadline, around 20 people had their faces covered while they broke onto the set after throwing mortar fireworks. AFP reported that equipment worth a total of $330,000 was robbed.
A NetFlix spokesperson made a statement to E! News “Our cast and crew are safe and there were no injuries. We have now resumed filming.”
In February, The Crown was also robbed of $150,000. The set decorator of the show, Alison Harvey told the Antique Trades Gazette that the robbers took props from the truck while the crew was filming at a nearby location. “The items stolen are not necessarily in the best condition and therefore of limited value for resale,” Harvey told the Gazette. “However, they are valuable as pieces to the U.K. film industry.”
She mentioned that a total of 350 items were stolen, most of them were antique props.
In an interview with E! News, a public spokesperson said that the investigators have no leads on the robbery at the moment and added “If anything were to come to light such as the items appearing somewhere, then of course this investigation would be picked up again.”
Netflix assured its viewers that the robbery will not affect filming.” We can confirm the antiques have been stolen and we hope that they are found and returned safely,” another spokesperson said in a statement to E! News. “Replacements will be sourced, there is no expectation that filming will be held up.”
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