Mula nang naabot ng young actor na si Richard Gutierrez ang TV superstardom via the phenomenal Mulawin, nagkasunud-sunod na ang primetime shows ni Richard na basically are for the children. Kahit ang sumunod sa Mulawin na Sugo, malakas din ang fantasy element nito geared for the younger audience. Sinundan pa ni Richard ang Sugo ng mas kid-friendly fantasy-adventure series na Captain Barbell.
Ang tatlong first soaps din ni Richard ay kadalasang una sa timeslot ng primetime soap block ng GMA-7.
Magpi-premiere na ang Lupin, his next show, replacing Bakekang. This time, Richard is eyeing a more mature crowd. A thief by profession, Lupin is based on both the original Maurice LeBlanc novel sa France and the Japanese anime about a thief on the run always being chased by a French inspector, now portrayed by Janno Gibbs.
May dalawang sidekicks dito si Lupin na kadalasan ay palaging naka-two-piece bikini, sina Katrina Halili playing Ashley at si Ehra Madrigal playing Brigitte.
Lupin will be in the last timeslot of the primetime block of GMA-7 after Asian Treasures nina Robin Padilla and Angel Locsin and Super Twins nina Dennis Trillo, Jennylyn Mercado, and Nadine Samonte. Dahil sa nature of the story and the bikini-clad girls, tanggap ni Richard na ihuli ang kaniyang soap and he takes this a challenge.
Sagot ni Richard during the press launch of Lupin, baka it's time daw para mag-iba naman siya ng market other than the kids, although he'd be happy if his young fans will still follow his exploits as Lupin. Kahit naman daw kasi magnanakaw ang character niya, may cause and reason ito, and more of a Robin Hood naman daw siya.
Richard says he always likes to try out new things and playing Lupin is a new challenge for him and definitely a new market in terms of audience, so more of excited siya than kinakabahan.