Emily in Paris Returns for Round 2 (2021)

Well, it’s in the can Emily in Paris will be back for round two, or “deux” as announced by Netflix in November 2020. Production filming in Paris began in May 2021 and just ended this month. There’s no official release date yet, except for the trailer and we can most likely expect season 2 shortly in late 2021 or early 2022. Starring: Lily Collins, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Ashley Park. Creators: Darren Star.

Oui, oui, we know Emily’s character was not very popular among the French because of all the silly stereotypes from beginning to end which is no real fault of Emily’s after all. Was it Lily Collins’ acting? The way she tried so hard to look and mimic Audrey Hepburn’s French style in Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Or the silly, predictable situations and phony comebacks or even the insanely high stilettos on Paris paved streets? On a more positive note, the agency cast did a phenomenal job with the script and I really enjoyed and believed the office characters and the inside jokes. I also loved seeing Paris on the screen as it was beautifully shot. More ranting on this Eau de rose portrayal of the American in Paris here.

Ok, bon alors…what can we expect in round 2, oops sorry I mean part 2? Well, Netflix said that it was Emily’s boss Sylvie Grateau herself, who renewed her contract in a fictional office memo to the agency head saying that Emily’s work permit had been approved and that she was an asset to SAVOIR agency, extending her contract with the agency hoping that she continued to immerse herself culturally in Paris in order not to make egregious faux pas with the high-end clients.

Darren Star, the series’ creator summed it up this way in an interview: “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 ( in Paris).”

Well, let’s hope so because there’s a lot to work with and learn about French culture and lifestyle especially, in the domain of natural human relationships and the real behind-the-scene of office politics, etc… this could be an opportunity of blending the best of both worlds so that Emily does not come off like a hair on the soup or un cheveu sur la soupe and be so… how do we say… so cheesy?

Will this make or break Emily’s return? What are your thoughts?

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