Emily in Paris season 2 is on its way, bébé! The sophomore installment of the Netflix series was confirmed in November 2020 to joy and groans, and now we finally have a release date. If you're like us, you're probably counting down until we are reunited with Chef Gabriel.
The series follows Emily Cooper, played by Lily Collins, a Chicago-based marketing executive who moves to Paris and adjusts to a new life abroad. It’s filled with enviable fashion and beauty looks, love interests, and of course, Emily's super-chic iPhone case.
"Not only did playing Emily teach me more about myself, but also about the world around me," lead actress Lily Collins revealed during an Academy of Television Arts & Science panel. "I couldn’t be happier to be back in Paris for Season 2 to expand upon those lessons, to continue to grow, and learn even more about this beautiful city and all of its character with Emily.
Though critics have derided the show, it’s quickly become a hit. It was streamed in 58 million households in its first month alone. Impressive! Here's everything we know about what's happening next. Allons-y!
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One thing's for sure: viewers are going to fall in love with the show's scenery. In May 2021, production began, and Netflix revealed that filming locations include (of course) Paris, three neighboring French cities and the beautiful St. Tropez.
In a cheeky memo from Sylvia Grateau, Emily's boss at the Savoir Agency, fans learn a little bit more.
"Je serai breve. We are writing to inform you that Emily Cooper's new work permit has been approved with a start date of May 3, 2021. As per our prior correspondence, she is an asset to Savoir and we hope she continues to have an impact with our clients who are very particular about the results they expect from their agency," the memo on social media read.
When is season 2 of Emily in Paris coming out?
Mark your calendars for December 22, mes chéries! Netflix announced the show is returning sooner than we thought during their first-ever fan event, Tudum. Just the early Christmas present we all deserve—merci!
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Emily in Paris Season 2 premieres December 22! #TUDUM pic.twitter.com/4EcoCvCvmDSeptember 25, 2021
Who will be joining the Emily in Paris season 2 cast?
Camille Razat, Ashley Park, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Samuel Arnold and Bruno Gouery will return. Don’t worry Gabriel fans, of course Lucas Bravo will reprise his role within the juicy love triangle. William Abadie, who plays Emily’s client Antoine Lambert, has been promoted to a series regular, so we can expect a lot more of him in the episodes ahead.
Alongside the season one favorites, Emily in Paris season 2 will welcome several new cast members, including a new love interest for Emily. American actor and playwright Jeremy O. Harris (Slave Play) will guest star as Gregory Elliott Dupree, an iconic fashion designer, as will French actor Arnaud Binard as Laurent G, a Saint Tropez nightclub owner.
Arguably the most exciting new factor to look forward to is the inclusion of Lucien Laviscount, who you may recognize from Katy Keene and Scream Queens. The actor will play the recurring, sarcastically charming Alfie, a 30-year-old Londoner who might turn that Emily-Gabriel-Camille love triangle into a quadrangle.
#EmilyInParis Season 2 News: Jeremy O. Harris will play an iconic fashion designer, Lucien Laviscount joins as a Brit who gets under Emily’s skin before she starts to like sarcastic charm, and Arnaud Binard guest stars as the party boy owner of a popular Saint Tropez nightclub. pic.twitter.com/lwiX1hZlsQMay 24, 2021
What will happen in Emily in Paris season 2?
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In season two, Emily is apparently going to be “more a part of the fabric of the world she’s living in”, Darren Star told OprahMag.com.
“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.”
The second season won't focus on Emily being a fish out of water, it will be all about her living in Paris, and hopefully, we’ll see her getting the hang of her new life and even the language. Star has also said he wants Emily to get closer to more of the other characters, and hopes we can learn more about the backstories of the people she works with.
Collins spoke to Vanity Fair about season 2 and said: “There were so 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.”
Heartthrob Lucas Bravo has also hinted at what he thinks could happen next and it seems like Camille and Emily could become a thing?! We're certainly anxious to see how that plays out!
How will Emily in Paris season 2 differ from the first?
If you ask Camille Razat, she has high hopes for Emily's next adventure.
"It's much more complicated," she revealed to PEOPLE. "There are much more emotional scenes. My character is even more important. I think season 2, it will be better than season 1, actually."
Behind-the-scenes of Emily in Paris season 2
On September 24, 2021, Netflix decided to whet our appetites with a sneak peek of Emily in Paris season 2. Decadent scenes! Over-the-top outfits! Potential love interests! We can barely contain ourselves.
"More looks, more emily, more PARIS!!! Season 2 first look photos are giving us everything," the platform said on Instagram.
Some suspect that we'll be treated to even more news—perhaps a release date—during Tudum, a Netflix global fan event that will premiere on September 25. You can access it on YouTube.
'Emily in Paris' award nominations
Despite some disgruntled viewers who weren't as taken with the comedy as others, Emily in Paris went on to earn two Golden Globes nominations, one for TV Series (Comedy or Musical) and Best Actress in a TV Series (Comedy or Musical) for Lily Collins.
In July, the Netflix show also swept up two Emmy Award nominations: Outstanding Comedy Series and Production Design for a Narrative Program.
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