Love it or hate it, Netflix’s Emily in Paris has been renewed for a consecutive third and fourth season run on the streaming service.
After its sophomore season premiered on Netflix in December 2021, the show topped the global top 10 Netflix charts in nearly 94 countries. Starring Lily Collins, Ashley Park, Lucas Bravo and more, the second season saw Emily’s dalliance with Parisian stereotypes amidst the mindless frolic and indulgence in high fashion.
Towards the end of the season, she is seen realising the true nature of her feelings for Gabriel, who has moved on, or rather, moved in with his former love interest and Emily’s best friend, Camille.
With a burgeoning love triangle in the second season and a cliffhanger finale, the third and fourth seasons will most likely explore Emily and Gabriel’s complex relationship amidst growing friendships, hidden truths and extravagant fashion.
Despite being regarded as a source of mindless entertainment, the show has been critically panned and criticised for promoting various stereotypes regarding French people and their culture. Darren Star’s romantic comedy has also recently found itself incurring the displeasure of the Ukrainian culture minister for portraying a Ukrainian character in an offensive light and for condoning the stereotypes against their culture.
At the end of season one, Star, the creator of this Emmy-nominated show, defended the various jokes within the series. He said that he was “surprised that people would ever be offended by anything in the show”.
Talking about how “it’s a lighthearted romantic comedy”, Star said, “I kept thinking, ‘Nobody can really be that thin-skinned’ — we’re poking fun at a cliché, but they’re clichés that everyone has experienced at one time or another, both from the American point of view and the French point of view. That’s what it’s about.”
While Star prepares for the release of his upcoming Netflix film Uncoupled, starring Neil Patrick Harris, which has also been criticised for its offensive and “hurtful” portrayal of Latina women, stream the two seasons of Emily in Paris on Netflix now.