Oui, oui to Emily in Paris season 2! Netflix’s romantic comedy series is returning for more French adventures — and this time, Emily (Lily Collins) will hopefully know how to speak the language at least a little better.
Emily in Paris debuted in October 2020 and immediately landed in Netflix’s Top 10 list. It also generated a ton of buzz and criticism on social media, some positive and some negative. The show received several surprise Golden Globe nominations, including Best Actress for Collins.
The show centered on Emily Cooper, a 20something Chicago marketing manager who unexpectedly lands her dream job in Paris. She arrives, ready to revamp the social media strategy at a French luxury marketing firm, but finds strong opposition from her tough boss, Sylvie (Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu), and snobbish co-workers. It doesn’t help that she doesn’t speak French.
Once in Paris, Emily makes a new friend in aspiring singer Mindy (Ashley Park) and becomes entangled in several romances. One is with her hot neighbor, chef Gabriel (Lucas Bravo), who turns out to have a girlfriend, Camille (Camille Razat).
The second season will see Emily settling in more, learning (a little) more of the language and still juggling her various romantic interests, social media stardom and work assignments.
Here’s everything we know so far about Emily in Paris season 2.
Emily in Paris season 2 release date
On Nov. 11, Netflix announced its order of Emily in Paris season 2 via a “letter” from Sylvie requesting that her firm’s parent company extend Emily’s time with Savoir.
“Despite her overconfident manner and lack of prior experience in luxury good marketing, she has nonetheless managed to charm some of our hard-to-impress clients,” Sylvie writes.
“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.”
Emily in Paris season 2 was a no-brainer due to its seeming success (we never really know with Netflix shows). But film and television production is precarious right now, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Not only that, the show is actually filmed in Paris.
Being hopeful, we’d like to see a production start date later this spring. What’s more romantic than springtime in Paris?
Collins agrees, telling Deadline, “We’re aiming to hopefully be going back soon. Hopefully in spring time. We’re trying to move forward. Again everything is Covid pending. When we got confirmed for Season 2 it made us all even more excited and even more anxious to get back. Of course there are so many regulations right now and we want to be safe, but we want to get back.”
The first season filmed for a few months starting in August 2019, which means about a year passed before the series debuted. If season 2 follows a similar timeline, and does in fact start filming in the spring, then Emily may be back sometime in early to mid 2022.
Emily in Paris season 2 trailer
While there is no teaser or trailer for Emily in Paris season 2 just yet, Netflix did drop an announcement video about the release date featuring the cast cheekily saying “Deux” (or two, in French). Even Emily herself seems to know that French word.
Emily in Paris will return for Season 2! pic.twitter.com/QDOzpzjlizNovember 11, 2020
Emily in Paris season 2 cast
The cast of Emily in Paris is led, of course, by Lily Collins as Emily Cooper, the junior marketing executive from Chicago who is sent to Paris to work at Savoir.
Other cast members include:
- Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu as Sylvie, Emily’s French boss at Savoir in Paris
- Ashley Park as Mindy Chen, a nanny, aspiring singer and Emily’s first friend in Paris
- Lucas Bravo as Gabriel, a chef and Emily’s handsome downstairs neighbor
- Samuel Arnold as Julien, Emily’s co-worker
- Bruno Gouery as Luc, Emily’s co-worker
- Camille Razat as Camille, Emily’s new friend and Gabriel’s girlfriend
- William Abadie as Antoine Lambert, the owner of perfume company Maison Lavaux, Emily’s client, Sylvie’s affair partner and Gabriel’s restaurant partner
- Kate Walsh as Madeline Wheeler, Emily’s American boss in Chicago
Other guest and recurring cast members that may pop up in season 2 are:
- Arnaud Viard as Paul Brossard, the owner of Savoir
- Charley Fouquet as Catherine Lambert, Antoine’s wife
- Eion Bailey as Randy Zimmer, the owner of a luxury hotel franchise
- Jean-Christophe Bouvet as Pierre Cadault, a famous French designer
- Charles Martins as Mathieu Cadault, Pierre’s nephew and business partner and Emily’s love interest
- Roe Hartrampf as Doug, Emily’s ex-boyfriend in Chicago.
- Julien Floreancig as Thomas, a philosophy professor and Emily’s ex
- Camille Japy as Louise, Camille’s mother
- Christophe Guybet as Gerard, Camille’s father
- Victor Meutelet as Timothée, the younger brother of Camille
- David Prat as Théo, Camille’s other brother
Emily in Paris season 2 plot
Emily in Paris season 2 should pick up where season 1 left off. Emily had finally earned her boss Sylvie’s respect, thanks to the successful Pierre Cadault fashion show, and saved her job in Paris.
But her love life became even more of a complicated mess. To recap: Emily was caught in a love triangle with her hot downstairs neighbor, chef Gabriel, and his girlfriend Camille — who just happened to befriend Emily, unaware of the growing chemistry between the other two. Meanwhile, Emily had several men circling her, including her flirtatious client Antoine and the fashion businessman Mathieu Cadault.
In the finale, Gabriel broke up with Camille so he could move to Normandy to open his own restaurant. Emily blew off a trip to St. Tropez with Mathieu to say goodbye to Gabriel, and the two ended up in bed together. The next morning, she discovered Antoine was investing in Gabriel’s Paris restaurant, so Gabriel wasn’t leaving after all. Camille texted Emily about the news, asking if they could talk. Oh la la!
So, what’s in store for season 2? As creator Darren Star told TVLine, “What happens in the next chapter, I think, can be a real exploration of how does the relationship between these three characters evolve … Season 2 will open up some interesting and surprising relationship avenues.”
The show received a ton of flack for Emily’s naivete and complete lack of language skills. In season 2, Star told OprahMag.com that Emily will grow up a bit. “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. She’ll have her feet on the ground a little more. She’s making a life there.”
Let’s hope she learns more than the word for “two.”