Emily in Paris was one of the breakout Netflix original series of 2020, but updates on the second season are still hard to come by. The show premiered in October of 2020 and was renewed in November, leaving fans with an agonizing wait for the next installment. Scroll down for a summary of what we know about the next season so far.
Fans went wild for Emily in Paris last fall, following Lily Collins as an ambitious 20-something learning from her mistakes in a strange city and a job that seemed to be over her head. The show even became the underdog story of award season, in spite of its unapologetically cheesy formula. The first season had a cliffhanger ending that needs to be resolved, and the wait is starting to feel like an eternity.
Sadly, the premiere date of Emily in Paris Season 2 is one of the details we do not have yet. What we do know about the upcoming installment comes from interviews, press releases and teasers. Fans are now combing through every available resource to keep track of the series’ development. Here is a look at what we know so far about Emily in Paris Season 2.
Emily in Paris premiered in October of 2020 and it was renewed quickly in November. This means that the show performed relatively well, though Netflix has not published any detailed ratings or metrics. Typically, the company decides on a show’s renewal based on its performance in its first four weeks, so this quick pick-up for Emily is a good sign.
Netflix confirmed that Emily in Paris Season 2 began filming in May of 2021. Production times can vary greatly from show to show, so this doesn’t help us pin down a release date, but it does provide hope that the new season is coming.
Emily in Paris will return for Season 2! pic.twitter.com/QDOzpzjliz
— Netflix (@netflix) November 11, 2020
Netflix has released one teaser for Emily in Paris Season 2, apparently filmed during the coronavirus pandemic, as the entire cast seems to be in isolation. All of them excitedly promote the catchphrase “Deux is better than Un.”
Speaking of the cast, series creator Darren Star has confirmed that all of the actors in Season 1 will return in Season 2. During an interview with Oprah Magazine in November, he confirmed that Lily Collins, Lucas Bravo, Camille Razat and Ashley Park will all be back, as will the Savoir employees Philippin Leroy-Beaulieu, Samuel Arnold and Bruna Gouery.
Star also teased some major character development for Emily in Season 2. He said: “In season two, she’s going to be more of a part of the fabric of the world she’s living in. 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.”
In another interview with E! News, Star said: “I think Emily has some surprising tough choices. 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. It’s always about challenging her American worldview. We certainly have a lot of forks in the road and a lot of places to go.”
Ashley Park gave an interview with Oprah Magazine as well, where she speculated about where her character Mindy is heading. She hinted that she would love to see Mindy find her own romance in Paris, but that she’s game for whatever comes her way.
“I know I’m in good hands. I trust what’s planned. But a love interest would be fun,” she said. “But the most important thing to me is the friendship with Emily.”
Collins, too said she wants to see Mindy mixing it up in Season 2. She said: “I’m excited for Mindy to move into the apartment building because I feel like that’s going to cause some mayhem. I just think she’s going to throw a wrench into the situation, and I’m imagining apartment game nights or something.”
Whatever is next, the whole cast is pretty sure that a love triangle between Emily, Gabriel and Camille will be a big part of it. Collins told the magazine that she has even considered the possibility of a romance between Camille and Emily, saying: “There are tons of little moments where you’re like, ‘… Does Camille like Emily?’ You can’t really get a vibe, and I feel like that ambiguity is what keeps Emily intrigued.”
“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,” she went on. “Or maybe not.”
omg the emily in paris season 2 renewal comes as a memo from savoir!? c’est magnifique! pic.twitter.com/DxLOPqd1jQ
— Max Berlinger (@Berlinger) November 11, 2020
Finally, for those who haven’t seen it, Netflix released a fictional “memo” from Savoir when it announced Emily in Paris Season 2. The post may just be a joke, or it may have some real hints about where the series is heading. Read the memo from Sylvie (Leroy-Beaulieu) below:
“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,” it reads. “Call it Bonne chance, or American ingenuity — I’m leaning towards the former — her results are impressive. We love having Emily in Paris! But please don’t let her know that.”
Emily in Paris Season 2 has no official release date yet. Season 1 is streaming on Netflix now.