Emily in Paris is an American comedy-drama, romantic-comedy TV series of Netflix’s original. It is created by Sex and the City creator Darren Star. It is executively produced by Andrew Fleming, Tony Hernandez, Lilly Burns, Darren Star. It is produced by Stephen Joel Brown, Shihan Fey, Jake Fuller, Lily Collins, and Raphael Benoliel. Its production companies are Darren Star Productions, Jax Media, and MTV Studios. It is distributed by Netflix.
On 11th November 2021, Netflix has confirmed its renewal of the series for the second installment. In the video posted to various social platforms, the cast comes together saying the word “Deux” which is French for two.
While publishing the second season preview at that time, Emily in Paris has already been available to stream on Netflix for a little under two weeks. By that, the series already became famous on Netflix in multiple regions before being dethroned by The Haunting of Bly Manor.
Despite what Many French critics said about the series that it is portrayed stereotypically, Emily in Paris gained monumental coverage and fandom.
As of November 11th, the series had featured in the top 10 on Netflix US for a combined 29 days. In the UK, that number is even bigger with it still being featured in the top 10 list for 40 days consecutively.
Despite the show’s popularity in the top 10s, Netflix never gave out any official numbers for how many people watched the series.
Production on season 2 has started at the end of April 2021 according to ProductionWeekly lists the second season filming has run from April 26th, 2021 through to July 19th, 2021.
Darren Star has said about the production in an interview that it would actually begin on May 3rd, 2021 and like clockwork, production has finally begun on 3rd May. If the series is on a similar timeline as we alluded to above, then production is likely to wrap in late July.
It’ll then take several months after for post-production and localization before coming to Netflix.
While filming, we have seen behind-the-scenes shots of production given it often films out in the open in the streets of Paris.
Here we present some pictures of behind the scenes.
Expectations from the second season
The creator Darren Star has given some insight in an interview on what we can expect from the second season of Emily in Paris
“In season 2, she’s [Emily] 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.”
The way the series ended in the previous season by seeing this, it seems that Emily is enjoying her life in Paris.
Emily and Gabriel finally gave in to their attraction to each other, so in this season we can expect to see their emerging relationship. We can also expect some awkward moments as we would like to see Camille, Gabriel’s ex on the scene in the second season.
We may also see some more of the supporting cast explored, as Star expressed in another interview with Vanity Fair.
On August 4th, 2021 Lily J Collins posted that it was her last day on set with Netflix Phillippines posting the day after to confirm that filming had finished.
On the Instagram post, Lily wrote:
“Last day on set and I can’t imagine wrapping up on a perfect note with my @emilyinparis crime. I’m not crying, you’re crying!…”
the day after, Lily posted with the following:
“We are officially wrapped on Emily in Paris Season 2 and I still cannot quite believe it. Being in Paris with my family and with this cast and crew over the last 4 months and on set for 67 days has been the most memorable experience and I will cherish every second of it. 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!…”
At the very earliest we could expect to see Netflix release Emily in Paris season 2 in late 2021, however, 2022 seems more likely at this point.
Expected Cast Members
Many of the cast members, in particular, Lily Collins have expressed their interest to return back in season 2. It is also assuming that there will be no conflicts regarding the scheduling.
We can expect to see the following cast members return in season 2:
- Lily Collins – Emily Cooper
- Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu – Sylvie Grateau
- Ashley Park – Mindy Chen
- Lucas Bravo – Gabriel
- Samuel Arnold – Julian
- Bruno Gouery – Luke
- Camille Razat – Camille
- William Abadie – Antione Lambert