"Emily in Paris" Is Currently Shooting Its Second Season

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Elena Nicolaou
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"Emily in Paris" Is Currently Shooting Its Second Season
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Emily in Paris was Netflix's most popular comedy series of 2020—and, given coronavirus-induced travel restrictions, watching was as close to traveling that many Americans got that year. Sex and the City creator Darren Star's series follows the adventures of Emily Cooper (Lily Collins), a relentlessly chipper Midwestern marketing executive, as she adjusts to life in Paris. According to the streaming service, 58 million viewers couldn't get enough.

Translation? Season 2's got a hungry audience waiting. There's so much left of Paris—and the characters' lives—to explore. Luckily, the series was officially renewed in November 2020. We're waiting with our Emily in Paris-themed phone cases until the show—which is currently in production—returns.

According to Star, next season's Emily will be less prone to culture shock. Essentially, she'll go from being Emily in Paris to being Emily of Paris. "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 Oprah Daily. "She'll have her feet on the ground a little more. She's making a life there."

Star's answer is a sign that Emily and her next-door-neighbor, chef Gabriel (Lucas Bravo), will be upgrading their "flirtationship" to something more serious in season 2. Time will tell what Gabriel's recent ex-girlfriend Camille (Camille Razat) will think of this new progression. Read on for what we know about season 2 of Emily in Paris, from a potential release date to the cast's predictions.

Photo credit: COURTESY OF NETFLIX
Photo credit: COURTESY OF NETFLIX

Emily in Paris season 2 is filming now.

On May 3, 2021, Netflix shared a video announcing that the show is officially back in production for season 2. "Merci beaucoup to our 58 million fans for making Emily in Paris our most popular comedy series of 2020," the streamer wrote in its caption, before promising that "you're going to love what they're working on for season 2, which is now in production!"

"Hey guys! I have some very exciting news for you," star Lily Collins says at the top of the clip. Her fellow Emily in Paris cast members help deliver the update, including Lucas Bravo (Gabriel), Ashley Park (Mindy), Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu (Sylvie), Samuel Arnold (Julien), Camille Razat (Camille), and William Abadie (Antoine).

"Can't wait to see more of Paris!" actor Bruno Gouery (Luc) says, gesturing to the city behind him before bidding au revoir.

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Emily's chic French boss, Sylvie, to the Chicago office, issued another "letter" to confirm Emily's extended tenure in Paris. Perhaps this means Emily and Sylvie's frosty relationship will melt come season 2? Read the full text of the letter below, per a Netflix press release.

TO: MADELINE WHEELER c/o: The Gilbert Group

Nous sommes désolées! We are writing to regrettably inform you that Emily Cooper will need to remain in Paris for an extended period of time. Despite her overconfident manner and lack of prior experience in luxury goods marketing, she has nonetheless managed to charm some of our hard-to-impress clients during her short time at Savoir. Call it bonne chance, or American ingenuity—I’m leaning towards the formerher results are impressive.

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.

We will work in conjunction with you on applying for a work permit on her behalf to prolong her time here. We love having Emily in Paris! But please don’t let her know that.

Cordialement,

Sylvie Grateau

There's no release date or trailer yet.

Given that the show only started production as of May 2021, Netflix hasn't revealed when we can expect new episodes.

Photo credit: CAROLE BETHUEL/NETFLIX
Photo credit: CAROLE BETHUEL/NETFLIX

Season 2 features the same cast and creators.

There were no major character departures in season 1, so we can expect the cast to return for season 2.

As we saw in the production teaser, Lily Collins will reprise her role as Emily; Ashley Park as Emily's best friend, Mindy; and Lucas Bravo as Emily's love interest, Gabriel. Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Samuel Arnold, and Bruno Gouery return as Emily's coworkers.

Kate Walsh, who plays Emily's American boss, Madeline, is listed in the IMDB credits for season 2, episode 1—so, fingers crossed that we'll be seeing more of Madeline, too.

Photo credit: CAROLE BETHUEL/NETFLIX
Photo credit: CAROLE BETHUEL/NETFLIX

The show is filmed in Paris and Saint-Tropez.

As the extensive list of locations where Emily in Paris is filmed makes clear, there is no series without Paris. A Netflix press release confirms as much, announcing that season 2 will film "in Paris, St. Tropez and other locations in France."

Ashley Park, who plays Emily's friend Mindy, says filming in Paris was a revelatory experience. "I came into my own, just as Emily was discovering who she is. The running joke on set was, 'What's going on in Ashley in Paris? I was living what Emily was, in real time," Park told Oprah Daily.

Lucas Bravo sees Gabriel and Emily's relationship deepening in season 2.

Throughout Emily in Paris, Emily tastes Paris's smorgasbord of delights—from its baguettes to its hunky men. Emily's next-door neighbor, Gabriel (Lucas Bravo), is her most enduring crush, perhaps because he's the only person she can't have. Up until the final episode, Gabriel is tied up with his girlfriend, Camille.

Everything changes in the show's last moments. Gabriel plans to move to Normandy to open a restaurant, because he doesn't want to accept Camille's family's money as an investment to open one in Paris. Gabriel and Camille break up, allowing him and Emily to get together for one night. "At least we have this one perfect thing," Emily says.

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Photo credit: STEPHANIE BRANCHU/NETFLIX

Then, Gabriel receives an investment from Antoine (William Abadie), one of Emily's friends, and decides to stay in Paris. How will he and Emily continue their relationship, knowing Camille would be hurt? And yet, how can't they?

Bravo is excited for the "huge field of opportunities" that season 2 poses for his character's relationship with Emily.

"Gabriel's life was sad before she came along. He knew what he wanted but he didn't know how to get it. He didn't know how to be the best version of himself," Bravo says. "Emily isn't just Emily. It's the first day of the rest of his life when he meets her. He's so excited for what's in store."

Photo credit: CAROLE BETHUEL/NETFLIX
Photo credit: CAROLE BETHUEL/NETFLIX

Ashley Park wants season 2 to explore her character's love life, too.

Who's in for a spin-off called Mindy in Paris? By the end of the show's first season, Mindy's life has changed utterly. She lost her nannying job, and is now the emcee of a drag bar. Looking ahead to season 2, Ashley Park hopes that she–like Emily!—starts dating around.

"I know I'm in good hands. I trust what's planned. But a love interest would be fun!" Park says. "But the most important thing to me is the friendship with Emily."

Photo credit: CAROLE BETHUEL/NETFLIX
Photo credit: CAROLE BETHUEL/NETFLIX

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