Darren Star has confirmed he's already thinking about 'Emily In Paris' season two.
If you hadn't heard, the latest Netflix hit is Emily In Paris, a 10-episode series that follows American gal Emily Cooper (Lily Collins) who moves to Paris for work and has to adjust to French culture.
The show, which also stars Ashley Park, Lucas Bravo (!), Camille Razat and Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, only hit Netflix last weekend, but has already caused quite the stir worldwide. And now there’s already talk of Emily In Paris season 2.
Here's everything we know so far.
Will there be Emily In Paris season 2?
All signs point to yes. Though there's been no official word from Netflix, Emily In Paris creator Darren Star, who's also behind Sex and the City, has now chatted to two different outlets about his plans for it.
What might happen in Emily In Paris season 2 if goes ahead?
So, what does Darren Star want to explore in the season 2 storyline? Seems like he already has a pretty good idea.
“In season 2, [Emily’s] going to be more of a part of the fabric of the world she’s living in,” he told The Oprah Magazine. “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.”
He also dropped some other spoilers in a chat with Entertainment Tonight. When asked about the character of Camille Razat, Gabriel’s ex, and her friendship with Emily, he said their dynamic “definitely opened a lot of questions for how things progress in season 2.”
Darren added that the challenges Emily (Lily Collins) and Gabriel (Lucas Bravo) would be facing now that Gabriel is set to stay in Paris would also be looked at. “Yeah, that’s all for the second season," he said. "That’s everything we’re thinking about in season 2.”
Of the season 1 ending, when it's revealed Gabriel will in fact be staying in Paris, Lily Collins also admitted it was the ultimate cliffhanger, alluding to the fact it deserved a continuation. She told Collider: “I just didn’t see it coming. I didn’t see those two guys collaborating, and I think that it also opened itself up to a very interesting experience with Camille in a new way,” she said. “I think it really threw things for a loop.”
How will COVID-19 restrictions affect filming?
Excellent question! 'Cos yes, given that the show is called Emily In Paris, the cast will need to, you know, head back to Paris for filming, COVID-19 restrictions could affect production on the second season. Darren told ET, he’ll have to take the season 2 Netflix project “one step at a time when we get the order to shoot” and that “then we’ll figure out how we can do it.”
How has Emily In Paris season 1 been received?
Even the fact alone that the series is less than a week old and that's there already talk of a sequel speaks to its popularity. Netflix truly has done it again.
As is the case with any hit show, though, viewers have had mixed reactions. In saying that, the consensus among women seems to be something along the lines of: "It wasn't very good, but I watched all of it". Among French women, and men too, though, well, that's a different story. French critics and viewers have slammed the Netflix series for its outdated stereotypes.
Wonder whether Darren will take that feedback on board for season two? We'll just have to wait and see.
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