Omar Sy lands a golden contract at Netflix

Omar Sy, the star of "Lupine", has just signed a multi-year contract with the streaming giant Netflix.

Here we see the French actor on stage during the Festival d'Avignon, in July 2021. © Nicolas Tucat / AFP

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Favorite French actor Omar Sy is marrying Netflix.

After the worldwide success of the series "Lupine", the super star sealed a contract of several years with the American platform to produce and act in films.

A first for Netflix and a French actor.

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Omar Sy is the biggest French star of the moment, revealed internationally in 2011 with the success of the film

Intouchables

.

An actor now known throughout the world thanks to the triumph of the

Lupine

series

, broadcast on Netflix, the third biggest success of the American platform which has 209 million subscribers.

Netflix has therefore logically bet on the 43-year-old actor, who has lived in Los Angeles with his wife and five children since 2012. Born in the Paris region of a Senegalese father and a Mauritanian mother, Omar Sy embodies a French success story. unparalleled for a son of African immigrants.

In mid-September, he was the only Frenchman to appear in the list of the 100 most influential personalities on the planet, ranking drawn up by the American magazine Time.rfi

The multi-year agreement signed with Netflix provides for Omar Sy to participate in several film projects for the platform, both as an actor and as a producer, through his production company Korokoro.

The amount of this mega-contract has not been disclosed.   

Omar Sy will be on Netflix again in a few months, alongside Laurent Lafitte, in a film called

Tour de force

, signed Louis Leterrier, the director of

Lupine

.

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