Updated on 11 November: Emily In Paris may have been panned by critics (and detested by French people) when it dropped on Netflix earlier this year, but pretty much everyone else in the world loved it.
Why? Because the 10-episode series was sweeter than a pain au chocolat, got us dreaming about fashion again (we’ve spent so long in sweats and PJs), and offered us a brief, blissful escape from our Covid-addled world.
As such, Emily In Paris quickly rocketed to the Top 10 in Netflix’s must-watch titles, and became one of the most talked-about shows on Twitter, too.
Is it any surprise, then, that Netflix has renewed the series for season 2?
The news was broken on Netflix’s Twitter account, where they shared a promo video of all our favourite beret-wearing characters checking their phones excitedly.
”Emily in Paris will return for Season 2!” promised the caption.
“Deux is always better than un.”
Check it out:
For those wondering what season two will have to offer, it’s worth noting that Star already teased the possibility of what’s to come during an interview with Oprah Magazine.
“In season 2, 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.”
And what of the love triangle between Emily (Lily Collins), Gabriel (Lucas Bravo), and Camille (Camille Razat)?
“[I wanted Emily] to have a lot of complicated choices with a lot of the men in her life,” Star told Collider.
“Certainly with Gabriel, who’s been the primary relationship, but also her primary relationship is also with Camille, who she really became very good friends with — and I think Emily’s the kind of girl that would never want to betray a friend. So I think it’s given Emily a real moral dilemma.”
Ooh la la!
Especially when you consider the fact that Patricia Field, aka SATC’s designer and four-time Costume Designers Guild award-winner, was also in charge of all Lily Collins’ character’s big fashion moments.
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“I would say that in a certain way, Emily was at a bit more… I don’t want to say not as eclectic, but she had a story at a certain course, as she evolves in Paris, whereas Carrie, it was like a free-for-all and Sarah Jessica Parker understood all that.
“I would say that Sarah’s style was a bit more eclectic and Lily’s style was a bit more consciously Parisian development.”
Despite that, though, Field went on to explain that she included a subtle nod to Parker’s character within Emily In Paris.
In a statement, Field added: “Emily’s black tulle skirt in Episode 102 is an homage to Carrie’s tulle skirt in the series finale of Sex And The City.”
Here’s a quick reminder, for anyone who needs it:
Field added: “If Sarah Jessica is the queen, Lily is the princess.”
As reported on 11 September: If you thought that this year’s coronavirus lockdown and ongoing social distancing rules meant that every single film and TV show was going to be horribly delayed, think again. Over the past few months, Netflix has been steadily keeping us entertained with new content, and the streaming platform isn’t slowing down its efforts anytime soon.
In fact, the streaming service has just revealed the giddy first trailer for Emily In Paris, the new (and completely star-studded) romantic comedy series from Sex And The City’s creators, Darren Star.
And… well, let’s just say we are into it. In a very big way.
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The trailer begins with Emily (Lily Collins) flinging the curtains open and staring out at the Parisian landscape.
“Oh my god,” she says excitedly. “I feel like Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge!”
Cue a slew of shots of the Chicago native living her best life in the city of lights, donning an array of outfits that have given us serious fashion envy.
Watch the trailer for Netflix’s Emily In Paris below:
Fun fact: Patricia Field, who led costume design for both Sex And The City and The Devil Wears Prada, designed every single one of those outfits.
And you can so tell, can’t you?
What’s the plot of Netflix’s Emily In Paris?
As reported on 22 July: would you believe us if we said it’s about a woman named Emily and her move to Paris?
Fine. The series is all about an ambitious 20-something marketing executive from Chicago, who unexpectedly lands her dream job in the city of lights when her company acquires a French luxury marketing brand. Her mission? To revamp their social media strategy. However, Emily’s time in Paris isn’t just about working hard: there’s a lot of playing hard, too.
As per Netflix’s synopsis, our leading lady’s life soon becomes filled with intoxicating adventures and surprising challenges as she juggles winning over her work colleagues, making friends, and navigating new romances. Which means that, yeah, it’s a lot like the unfulfilled Parisian dreams of SATC’s Carrie Bradshaw. You know, when she flew halfway across the world to start a new life with Aleksandr ‘The Russian’ Petrovsky?
We only got two tantalising episodes of the New Yorker’s time in France, so we’re very pleased that Star is turning his attention to another Parisian romance. And we’re just as pleased that Patricia Field (oh she of The Devil Wears Prada and Sex and the City fame) is on-board as the show’s costume designer, as it means we’re going to be served up some seriously lust-worthy fashion moments, too.
Here’s a glimpse at one of the show’s soon-to-be iconic outfits, if you don’t believe us:
Who makes up the cast of Netflix’s Emily In Paris?
Lily Collins will be bringing all of her charm and talent to Emily In Paris as she takes on the series’ eponymous role.
She will be joined by:
- Ashley Park (Mean Girl On Broadway)
- Kate Walsh (Grey’s Anatomy)
- Philippine Leroy Beaulieu (Call My Agent!)
- Lucas Bravo (Smart Ass)
- Samuel Arnold (Antony & Cleopatra)
- Camille Razat (The 15:17 to Paris)
- Bruno Gouery (Doc Martin)
- William Abadie (Resident Evil: Extinction)
- Arnaud Viard (Clara et Moi)
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What are people saying about Netflix’s Emily In Paris?
Not a lot just yet, as the show has yet to be released on the platform. Rest assured, though, that the SATC comparisons have already begun flooding in on social media – especially after Collins tweeted out some snaps of her and her castmates from the set in Paris.
“Work is HARD,” she captioned the shots. “Can’t you tell?
“Still can’t believe we get to spend all day together and it counts as a job. Love my @emilyinparis girls…”
Meanwhile, Star has said: “MTV Studios and I couldn’t hope for a more perfect home for Emily In Paris than Netflix. With their international reach, we are excited to share Emily with audiences around the world.”
How many episodes of Netflix’s Emily In Paris will there be?
Emily in Paris season one will be made up of 10 episodes, all of which will clock in at around 30 minutes each.
When is Emily In Paris coming to Netflix?
The romcom series is expected to air this autumn.
Kayleigh Dray is Stylist’s digital editor-at-large. Her specialist topics include comic books, films, TV and feminism. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends.