Everything We Know About Netflix's 'Emily in Paris' Season 2
Is the so-bad-it's-good show getting another season?
Perhaps its most unlikely success of 2020, Netflix's Emily in Paris, created by Sex and the City and Younger producer Darren Star, spent a number of weeks in the streaming service's Top 10, and we all know what that means. There's GOTTA be more Emily in Paris! The show, which stars Lily Collins as an American social media manager who moves to Paris to work as a brand builder for advertising company Savoir, is the perfect escapist concoction guaranteed to smooth out our anxiety-riddled brains in bite-sized 30-minute bursts. It's not... good, but it's sort of... fun? We can't get enough Emily in Paris, which means there's only one question we're all asking:
Will there be a deuxième saison de Emily in Paris?
Mais oui! After its immediately popular debut, Netflix has renewed Emily in Paris for a second season, tout de suite. The show was in the streaming service's Top 10 for weeks after it premiered at the beginning of October 2020 (not to mention its two controversial Golden Globe nominations), so it was only a matter of time before Netflix made the big announcement. Toutes nos félicitations, Emily!
When can we voir this saison with our yeux?
Get ready for a holiday full of Emily as the new season premieres on December 22! And if you're worried about feeling the winter blues, worry no more, because it looks like our favorite faux-Parisian is finally getting a much-needed vacation from all the posting she has to do. More like... Emily in Saint-Tropez!
Which acteurs will be in it?
We can assume that everyone in the first season would return, including Collins as Emily, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu as Emily's hard-ass boss Sylvie, Ashley Park as Emily's au pair buddy Mindy Chen, Lucas Bravo as sultry Gabriel, Samuel Arnold and Bruno Gouery as Emily's quirky coworkers, and Camille Razat as Gabriel's (ex????) girlfriend Camille. William Abadie, who plays perfumer Antoine Lambert and seems to have the hots for Emily, will likely be back, as will Charles Martins as Emily's boyfriend (??) Mathieu Cadault.
As far as new additions, Netflix announced that playwright Jeremy O. Harris will be joining the cast as "an iconic fashion designer." Lucien Laviscount (Katy Keene) also joins as "a Brit who gets under Emily’s skin before she starts to like sarcastic charm," and French actor Arnaud Binard guest stars as "the party boy owner of a popular Saint Tropez nightclub."
What will be l'intrigue?
As we know—and spoiler alert for anyone who hasn't reached the finale yet—Gabriel is staying in Paris, after a short-lived moving to Normandy scare, since Antoine decided to invest in his restaurant. After Gabriel and Emily's night together, things are likely to be even more charged between them, and complicating matters is the text from Gabriel's ex Camille, asking if she and Emily can "talk." Does she know about her and Gabriel? Is she about to tell her she doesn't want her to date him?? Perhaps everything will work out just fine and no one will get upset, but that's as likely to happen as veteran dressmaker Pierre Cadault collaborating with guerrilla American fashion upstarts Grey Space.
Will Emily finally apprendre how to pronounce "merde" correctly?
You'd think, if you were moving to France for work, you'd at least know better than to say "MURD" in public. Star told Variety that the second season will find Emily acting like less of a ringarde in her adopted home. "When she got there, she got a bit of a free pass in the beginning and I don’t think it will be quite as easy for her in second season," he said. "I think she will be more assimilated, in terms of living in Paris and stepping up to the challenges of learning the language." Dieu merci.
Speaking of pronunciations, were we aware that the "Paris" of Emily in Paris was supposed to be said the French way, so that the title would rhyme? No? Well, now we know. Who's ringarde now??
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