Dust off your beret: your favourite American expat Emily is back for a second season! You don’t need us to tell you that the show's first season was a massive hit; albeit being extremely divisive. According to Netflix, Emily in Paris was the streaming platform's most popular comedy in 2020, with 58 million households worldwide downing the series in its first month on the platform. It even managed to snag a few Golden Globe nominations.
In case you've forgotten: Emily in Paris sees a 20-something American, Emily Cooper (played by Lily Collins) move from the US to a rather fanciful version of Paris. Despite speaking zero French, Emily ends up thriving in her role at the Parisian marketing firm 'Savoir'. The series was wildly popular, despite heinous reviews from critics, and an entire country being pissed off at the stereotypical representation.
So will the second season of Emily In Paris spark even more controversy? Or will it all basically be fine?
Here's everything you need to know about Emily in Paris Season 2.
Is 'Emily in Paris' coming back for a second season?
Bien sûr! On November 12, 2020, Netflix announced that Emily in Paris was coming back for Season 2 in an extremely cheesy but true-to-form way. The official Netflix Twitter account tweeted this video featuring members of the cast, including Lily Collins, Lucas Bravo and Ashley Park, declaring 'deux' (which is French for two for those playing at home) to the camera.
The announcement was followed up by a fictional letter from Savoir, in which Emily's boss, Sylvie Grateau (Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu) informs Emily's Chicago office that, despite finding Emily quite annoying, they intend to keep her around a little longer.
"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," the letter reads. "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." Here's hoping.
Is 'Emily in Paris' Season 2 filming now?
Early last month, Lily Collins posted this adorable Instagram video, confirming that Season 2 had officially begun production.
"...Annnd we’re back! Beyond excited to officially be back filming saison deux of @emilyinparis!! More to come. A LOT more!" Collins captioned the video.
What is the release date for 'Emily in Paris' Season 2?
We don't have word on a specific release date, however based on the fact that production started in early May, we're hoping the second season will hit Netflix in late 2021.
What can I expect from 'Emily in Paris' Season 2?
Series creator Darren Star (also behind Younger and Sex and the City) has been far from tight-lipped about what we can expect to see in Season 2.
Chatting to The Oprah Magazine, creator Darren Star stated: "In season 2, [Emily’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."
And on that love triangle between Emily, Gabriel (Lucas Bravo) and Camille (Camille Razat), Star told TVLine, "what happens in the next chapter, I think, can be a real exploration of how the relationship between these three characters evolve."
"That, to me, is such a fun thing to explore in Season 2, 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 2 will open up some interesting and surprising relationship avenues," Darren Star said.
What else will happen in 'Emily in Paris' Season 2?
We'll see more of France! According to a Netflix press statement (and a cheeky sun-soaked selfie from Emily in Paris' official Instagram account), the series will also hit St. Tropez and other destinations outside of Paris.
Speaking to E! News, Ashley Park gave us a hint into Mindy's storyline for Season 2.
“What’s obvious is that she’s working at this drag club, [she’s] a singer, an MC now, so I’m sure there will be more music for Mindy… Also, she moved in with Emily in that last episode – we were so excited because it was like, ‘Oh, Mindy is in Gabriel and Emily’s world now.’”
Is the cast of 'Emily in Paris' Season 1 returning?
Carrément! The stars of Season 1 aren't going anywhere. Lily Collins is hopping right back into her designer berets to once again play the titular role of Emily. Ashley Park will also reprise her role as Mindy, as will Gabriel (Lucas Bravo) and Camille (Camille Razat).
Will there be new cast members in 'Emily in Paris' Season 2?
We'll be saying bonjour to a few new faces, for sure! Most importantly, Lucien Laviscount (Katy Keene, Scream Queens) will be joining the cast as a major new love interest for Emily.
According to TVLine, actor-playwright Jeremy O. Harris and French actor Arnaud Binard will also be joining in guest roles, while William Abadie, who played Antoine Lambert in Season 1, will return as a series regular.
Laviscount will play Alfie, a sarcastic and charming cynic who refuses to speak French or immerse himself in French culture. Meanwhile Harris will portray Gregory Elliott Dupree, a fashion designer and former protégé of Pierre Cadault (Jean-Christophe Bouvet). Binard will be playing Laurent G, the charming and gregarious owner of a popular St. Tropez nightclub.
Yup, love it or hate it, season 2 is happening, folks! Get your charcuterie board ready.