Welcome back to the city of love, Emily in Paris: The Netflix comedy began production on its second season on Monday in the French capital, Saint-Tropez and other locations across France. The streamer announced the news via a letter from Sylvie Grateau (played by Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu), who is Emily’s boss at the French marketing firm Savoir. (See note below.)
“As an actor, artist and creator, the most meaningful gift is connecting with people through your art in some way or another,” Principal Lily Collins said in a statement. “It is an honor to be associated with a project that provided people with much-needed relief during a difficult time when everyone was looking for a reason to smile and laugh. Not only did playing Emily teach me more about myself, but also the world around me. I couldn’t be happier to be back in Paris for Season 2 to develop these lessons, continue to grow and learn even more about this beautiful city and all its character with Emily.
Addition from creator Darren Star: “From the beginning, we have always wanted to create this beautiful cinematic view of Paris. The timing of the show’s release was fortuitous for us, as everyone in the world got to become wheelchair travelers and live vicariously through our cast. We couldn’t be more proud and we are delighted to bring more joy to our fans as we begin production of Season 2. ”
The series stars Collins as the titular Emily, a marketing executive from Chicago who is sent to Paris to work with the French luxury company that Emily’s company has acquired. There, she runs into her new colleagues and makes a connection with her handsome neighbor Gabriel (Lucas Bravo). The problem: He has a girlfriend (Camille Razat), who is also friends with Emily.
“What happens in the next chapter, I think, can be a real exploration of how the relationship between these three characters is evolving,” Star previously told TVLine of the future of the love triangle. “It’s such a fun thing for me to explore in season 2 because they’re not Americans. They are French. For me, a big part of the show is looking at everything through a different lens. Season 2 will open up interesting and surprising relationship avenues.
Selon Netflix, Emily in Paris was the streamer’s most popular comedy of 2020, with 58 million households worldwide watching the series in its first 28 days.
Emily in Paris fans, read Sylvie’s letter below, then hit the comments to share your hopes for Season 2!