Emily In Paris

Emily In Paris season 2: the official trailer has landed and romance is getting complicated

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Netflix’s Emily In Paris has released the first official trailer, and Emily’s love life is getting complicated. Here’s everything we know about the new series so far.

It’s happening! Netflix has just released the first official trailer for Emily In Paris - and it’s safe to say that Emily’s love life is getting complicated.

In the clip, we see Emily divulging details of her night of passion with neighbour Gabriel to her friend Mindy.

“When I went to go say goodbye to Gabriel, it turned into the most incredible night of sex that I’ve ever had in my entire life!” Emily confesses.

“Get it girl!” exclaims Mindy. We love a supportive friend, even if the context is somewhat messy.

The complications arise, we find out, because Gabriel’s ex-girlfriend Cami - who is also Emily’s friend - believes he has an ulterior motive for staying in Paris. Ding ding ding!

“I used to be so decisive,” she complains, “and ever since I moved to Paris, my life has just been chaotic, and dramatic, and complicated!”. Hands up if you relate?

Emily In Paris’ Lily Collins has also confirmed that the second season of the hit Netflix show will be coming to our screens just in time for Christmas on 22 December.

Sharing a behind-the-scenes photo alongside co-star Ashley Park (Mindy Chen), the two can be seen grinning and posing in front of the Eiffel tower. She writes: “Queens of hearts. BTS Season 2 @emilyinparis… coming December 22!!”

Previously, Collins shared another series of photos of herself and the cast on location in Paris to mark the fact that filming had officially wrapped. The star said she couldn’t “quite believe” that shooting had come to an end.

“Being in Paris with my family and with this cast and crew over the last four months and on set for 67 days has been the most memorable experience and I will cherish every second of it,” she wrote.

“Grateful for this team and all of the joy and smiles they bring to work each day. You make it magical. I can’t wait for you guys to see what we have in store for round two. Á bientôt! Bisous!…” 

Collins also shared a photo of herself and her co-star Ashley Park earlier in the week, adding: “Last day on set and I can’t imagine wrapping on a more perfect note with my Emily In Paris partner in crime. I’m not crying, you’re crying!…” 

While an official season two release date is yet to be confirmed, the end of filming marks another step closer to seeing Emily In Paris return to our screens.

Keep reading to find out everything we know about the series so far. 

How was Emily In Paris season 2 announced?

The news was broken by Netflix on their official Twitter account in November last year, when they shared a video of the show’s stars saying the French word for two ‘deux’.

The clip, which you can watch below, ended with the phrase: “Deux is always better than un” and was accompanied by the caption: “Emily In Paris will return for season 2!”

What is the plot of Emily In Paris season 2?

After the cliffhanger that was the end of season one, it’s safe to say we can expect a lot more drama from season two.

Not only has Gabriel (one of Emily’s love interests) decided to stay in Paris after Antoine (another of Emily’s love interests) offered to buy him his restaurant, but Camille (Gabriel’s girlfriend whom he has been cheating on with Emily) wants to “talk” to our protagonist. To cut to the chase, things are just a little complicated.

We can also expect Emily to work even more of her American charm at work in season two – despite a rocky start with her boss, Sylvie, the pair seem to have patched things up at the end of season one. 

Emily and Sylvie in season one of Emily In Paris on Netflix
Emily In Paris season 2: will Sylvie and Emily finally be able to reconcile their differences?

In fact, if Netflix’s official season two announcement is anything to go by, Emily may finally be beginning to win Sylvie over. The release, which came in the form of a letter from Sylvie to Emily’s American employer, reads:

“Nous sommes désolées! We are writing to regrettably inform you that Emily Cooper will need to remain in Paris for an extended period of time. Despite her overconfident manner and lack of prior experience in luxury goods marketing, she has nonetheless managed to charm some of our hard-to-impress clients during her short time at Savoir. Call it bonne chance, or American ingenuity – I’m leaning towards the former – her results are impressive.

“We hope that by extending her time in Paris, Emily will further the relationships she has already made, delve deeper into our culture, and perhaps pick up a few words of basic French.

“We will work in conjunction with you on applying for a work permit on her behalf to prolong her time here. We love having Emily in Paris! But please don’t let her know that.”

Elsewhere, speaking to Oprah Magazine about where he sees Emily in season two, the show’s creator Darren Star (who also created Sex And The City) said he sees the character beginning to settle into life in the city. 

“In season two, she’s going to be more of a part of the fabric of the world she’s living in,” he said.

“She’ll be more of a resident of the city. She’ll have her feet on the ground a little more – she’s making a life there.”

Emily and Gabriel in Emily In Paris on Netflix
Emily In Paris season 2: what could Gabriel's decision to stay in Paris mean for his relationships with Emily and Camille?

This isn’t the only teaser about season two Star has treated fans of the show to over the last couple of months. Speaking to TV Line at the beginning of October 2020, Star hinted that the relationship between Gabriel, Camille and Emily will evolve as the show moves into its second season.

“Nothing is sort of exactly as it seems to [Emily], and I think a lot of her ideas about life are constantly tested,” he said. “And they will be next season, as well. What happens in the next chapter, I think, can be a real exploration of how the relationship between these three characters evolves.”

Star continued: “That, to me, is such a fun thing to explore in season two, because these are not Americans. They’re French people. To me, a big part of the show is looking at everything through a different lens. Season two will open up some interesting and surprising relationship avenues.”

Outside of Emily’s love life, season two will hopefully see Emily develop her friendship with Mindy – at the end of season one, we saw the pair move in together after Mindy was fired from her au pair job for following her dreams and moonlighting at a drag bar.

Basically, there’s a lot to cover!

Who will star in Emily In Paris season 2?

If the teaser clip Netflix used to announce the show’s return is anything to go by, we’ll see all of Emily In Paris’ main characters returning for season two. That means the likes of Lily Collins (Emily Cooper), Ashley Park (Mindy Chen), Lucas Bravo (Gabriel), Camille Razat (Camille), Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu (Sylvie), Samuel Arnold (Julien) and Bruno Gouery (Luc) will all be returning. 

William Abadie (who plays Antoine, the founder of the perfume company Maison Lavauz who is having an affair with Emily’s boss, Sylvie) will also be returning as a ‘series regular’, so we can expect to see a lot more of Antoine – and his investment in Gabriel’s restaurant – in season two.

Indeed, as a press release announcing his return to the show notes: “As [Antoine and Gabriel] cope with clashing visions for the venture, Antoine will become even more entangled in Emily’s world.” 

William Abadie and Lily Collins in Emily In Paris
William Abadie will return as Antoine, the owner of Maison Lavaux.

Elsewhere, Lucien Laviscount (known for his roles in Katy Keene and Scream Queens) has also been cast in a recurring role as Alfie, described as a “sarcastic and charming cynic” who “refuses to speak French, or immerse himself in French culture” and “enjoys teasing Emily”.

As his character description reads: “[Emily and Alfie] have an antagonistic relationship that evolves into something more. Alfie is in Paris working for a UK bank, but unlike Emily he works to live, not lives to work.

“He’d prefer to be playing football or having a pint with the lads in an English-speaking pub.” 

Other new faces joining the cast for season two include playwright Jeremy O’Harris, who will take on the role of Gregory Elliot Dupree, an “iconic fashion designer” and former protégé of Pierre Cadault, and Arnaud Binard, who will play Saint Tropez nightclub owner Laurent G, who comes across Emily when she agrees to promote on of his brands. 

Is there a trailer for Emily In Paris season 2?

Not yet, but you can watch the Netflix date announcement teaser here:

When will Emily In Paris season 2 be released?

Because Emily In Paris is a show which needs to be shot on-location (Emily On A TV Set In Los Angeles doesn’t quite have the same ring to it), the cast and crew have had to navigate the ever-changing coronavirus situation in order to be able to film, so the show only wrapped filming a few months ago, despite the fact that season two was announced last year.

Have no fear though as the release date has just been announced and we can indulge in Emily In Paris season 2 on 22 December.

Emily In Paris season one is available to watch on Netflix and season two will be available to stream on 22 December.

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Lauren Geall

As Stylist’s digital writer, Lauren Geall writes on topics including mental health, wellbeing and work. She’s also a big fan of houseplants and likes to dabble in film and TV from time-to-time.