If you’re still mourning the end of Sex and the City, then you’ve probably already binged the first season of Darren Star’s latest series, Emily in Paris, which tells the story of a different gorgeous, young, fashion-forward woman (Emily, instead of Carrie and co) in another sexy, exciting city (Paris, obviously, instead of New York City). The first season dropped Friday on Netflix.
In the show, Lily Collins stars as Emily Cooper, a young woman from Chicago who lands her dream job and moves to Paris to work at a French marketing firm. There, she’s tasked with bringing an “American perspective” to the company (because the American perspective isn’t already shoved down the throats of people around the world enough, apparently?). The show is as earnest as it is delightfully absurd and it manages to strike the kind of tonal balancing act that made Star’s other shows (Sex and the City and Younger) so addictive. Clearly, we’re already thirsty for a second season of the show. Here’s everything we do know about the possibility of Emily in Paris season 2.
It hasn’t officially been renewed yet.
As much as fans and critics have loved the first season, the decision makers at Netflix HQ have yet to rule publicly on the possibility of a second season for Emily in Paris—so @ them on Twitter immediately requesting one, if you’re stanning the show.
But Darren Star is already talking about season 2 like it’s a ~thing~.
Even though Netflix hasn’t officially renewed the series, its creator seems to think season 2 is coming. “In season 2, 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,” Star told OprahMag.com. “She’ll have her feet on the ground a little more. She’s making a life there.”
Star also apparently “let on” to OprahMag.com that his writing staff is already thinking ahead to the second season, which is a great sign for the show’s future.
Lily Collins would definitely return for season 2.
If Emily in Paris is renewed, Lily, who both stars in and produces the series, would definitely be on board.
“I would love nothing more than to be able to go back to Paris and do [a new season],” she told Vanity Fair.
Filming could be delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.
If Emily in Paris is renewed for another season, filming could be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, which has obviously been impacting productions, well, everywhere. Emily in Paris filmed its entire first season on location in Paris with a French crew, something that would presumably hold true for season 2 as well. That means production would be dependent on filming rules in France as well as travel restrictions for the show’s American cast and crew, like Lily.
Emily could travel more internationally in season 2.
If Lily has her way, Emily could take advantage of her access to other European countries in season 2.
“There were so many situations that we were like, ‘Okay, write that down. That’s going to happen in season 2,’” Lily told Vanity Fair. “Also, there were many experiences where we were like, ‘Does Emily go abroad? Do you think Emily takes the Eurostar and hops out and goes to Belgium or she goes to London?’ That would be so much fun.…I’m like, ‘Darren, there are so many opportunities to just travel internationally when you’re here.’”
The second season would give more attention to the arcs of supporting characters.
“We have a great world of characters that we’ve established,” Star told Vanity Fair of his plans for season 2. “I’d like to explore so much more of the supporting cast, like Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, who plays Emily’s boss. I think we’ve just scratched the surface of who she is and what makes her tick.…I certainly have a lot of thoughts about where I’d like to see things going, and I know that there’s a lot of story to tell.…I don’t believe, as an American, you’re ever at home in Paris. In terms of a second season, there are certainly a lot of roads to follow.”