Netflix’s Emily in Paris saw the naive and innocent Emily, totally clueless and oblivious to the French culture, saunter into the Seine-adorned city of Paris and fall in love numerous times. All while trying to balance her career, lack of linguistic skills and more, often finding herself in hilarious and chaotic as well as disastrous situations.
While some fans of the show absolutely adored her ditzy nature, others were critical of the stereotypes that were being continuously reinforced by the sappy series.
Despite her devastating wordplays and fumbles, we loved her glamorous life, her strolls by the river, her vineyard visits, her debauchery with rare steaks and croissants and loud fashion choices. In addition, Lucas Bravo was an absolute delight!
After the first season was an immense success, Netflix ordered a second season of this ignorant woman finding herself tangled in messy love triangles. This Emmy-nominated show will finally make a comeback and fans are dying to know the details.
Before they announce the release date (most likely a late 2021 or early 2022 drop), here is everything we need to know about Netflix’s Emily in Paris Season 2:
Everything we know about Netflix’s Emily in Paris Season 2
Will there be Emily in Paris Season 2?
On November 11th, Netflix had confirmed renewing Emily in Paris for a second season by posting a letter that was seemingly penned by Emily’s boss Sylvie.
However, before Netflix had confirmed the renewal news, the showrunner Darren Star had spoken of his extraordinary ideas for the second season. He told E!News about some of the “surprising tough choices” Emily would have to make.
“The show’s so much about the culture undermining her expectations of how things are and how things seem. And everything will not be as it seems,” said he.
He was recorded saying that “It’s always about challenging her American worldview. We certainly have a lot of forks on the road and a lot of places to go.”
What is the production status of Emily in Paris Season 2?
The cast shared a video on Instagram in May 2021 announcing the commencement of production.
The video featured all the main cast from season one, including Lilly Collins, Ashley Park, Lucas Bravo, Samuel Arnold, William Abadie, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Camille Razat and Bruno Gouery.
According to Star, production had commenced back in April and shooting took place in southern France.
Vanity Fair recorded Star saying, “We took over what is probably one of the most glamorous places in the world, the Four Seasons Cap Ferrat hotel, where we were staying and filming.”
He added, “The hotel was essentially closed except for us. We had our writers room in a villa on the property, so it actually was surreal—everything in France was shut down at the time.”
Although the pandemic delayed production schedule and impacted a few plans, Star promised that the whole pandemic fiasco would not feature in the “timeline of the show.”
The cast and crew had wrapped up production on August 4, 2021, which was marked by Collins’ Instagram post with her “partner-in-crime” Mindy aka Park.
What can be expected from Emily in Paris Season 2?
Season two is set to feature a lot of 60s-inspired fashion as Collins was once caught by the paparazzi clad in peplum tops and neon skirts with peppy heels that signify more outrageous and boisterous fashion choices for Emily.
Season one saw a lot of loose threads that will possibly gain some kind of conclusive ending. For example, when Camille was unapologetic for kissing Emily, it set the ground for the hints at a queer relationship that was confirmed by Bravo. Talking about how Star wanted the second season to be “open-minded”, Bravo hinted at the possibility of “anything” happening between his character, Gabriel and Emily as well as his ex-girlfriend Camille.
Collins told Vogue UK about the “tons of little moments” when the audience keeps debating if Emily likes Camille. “I feel like that ambiguity is what keeps Emily intrigued,” she said.
“I think anyone in that position would be like, you’re my friend, but now I have this romantic connection [with Gabriel], and I don’t want to hurt you, but… Oh my God! So, you know what, it’s really confusing.”
She added, “I feel like the next season will only create more love triangle drama, although maybe Emily will have a little bit of a stronger handle on the situation.”
After all, Emily said that she “usually” prefers men in the first season. Maybe Camille could change her mind?
The first season mainly focused on the struggles Emily had as a non-French speaking professional and the hilarious chaos that ensued due to her naivete and ignorance. The second season will probably give a deeper insight into her character and help build layers by providing an insight into her personal life, childhood and backstory.
Deadline recorded Collins saying, “Now that we’ve seen her with all these ‘Parisisms,’ maybe we get to a bit more of her backstory, and experience that with some of the other characters.”
Star also promised that second season Emily would be more like “a resident of the city” with “her feet on the ground”, trying to make “a life there”, and he promised “a stronger season”. What would that mean for Emily’s spicy love-life, you ask?
Well, Collins herself seemed pretty confused about it. She told Deadline how she did not know what was in store for her character, before acknowledging that Emily was “still exploring the prospects” since it was too early for her “to lock something in”.
However, she added that “But that being said, there is that connection with Gabriel, but now she has Camille in that love triangle, so I think there’s still experiences to be had, adventure to be had and she’s still finding herself.”
While we hope for some steamy, fluffy romantic content, we sincerely hope Emily stops being such a gross embarrassment to the Americans and finally makes an effort to pick up conversational French. Star had spoken to Vanity Fair about the same, defending his choices by saying that he was not sure how patient an American audience would be with subtitles which made him forgo that aspect.
“Knowing that we’re reaching a global audience, there’s a lot more subtitled content,” he said.
Talking about Emily’s upcoming linguistic skills, Star said, “I think she also just gets more immersed in learning French and really struggling with the language in a way she didn’t get to do first in the first season because she’s really trying this season.”
Who are the cast members of Emily in Paris Season 2?
The original cast for season one included:
- Lily Collins as Emily
- Ashley Park as Mindy
- Lucas Bravo as Gabriel
- William Abadie as Antoine
- Samuel Arnold as Julien
- Philippine Leory-Beualieu as Sylvie
- Camille Razat as Camille
Bruno Gouery as Luc
The new cast will see Lucien Laviscount join as a potential love interest for Emily — a workaholic London banker named Alfie who absolutely refuses to associate with anything French. Although he will initially be seen as an antagonist, there will soon be sparks between the duo and they will be seen engaging in something more romantic and sensual.
In May 2021, Netflix also announced the appearance of iconic Broadway playwright Jeremy O. Harris as a fashion designer on the season while also talking about guest-starring Arnaud Binard as a party animal nightclub owner.
Talking about Harris’ role, Star said that although the role was supposed to be small after Harris accepted it, it “got a little bigger” as they “got a little bit inspired by him”.