Darren Star’s viral series returns for a third season on Netflix.
sacrebleu“Emily in Paris” is back!
The Emmy and Golden Globe nominated Netflix series, created by “Sex and the City” and “Younger” mega-producer Darren Star, has released a sneak peek of its third season. Lily Collins reprises her role as the social media marketing expert torn between two men and two continents.
Facing two very different paths, Emily will have to decide exactly where her loyalties lie: at work and in her romantic life, according to Netflix’s official synopsis. Season 3 does not have a release date yet, but it is expected to debut in early 2023.
Season 2 ended with Emily (Collins) professing her love for Gabriel (Lucas Bravo), only to see him get back together with his ex (and friend of Emily’s) Camille, played by Camille Razat. Emily contemplates leaving France entirely to return to her job in Chicago rather than follow Savoir’s boss, Sylvie (Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu), to her new company, while weighing what that would mean for her other love interest, Alfie ( Lucien Laviscount) and his career.
As Emily’s future in France hangs in the balance, what will she decide? Since Laviscount has become a series regular, at least we know Alfie is in it for the long haul either way. Ashley Park, Samuel Arnold and Bruno Gouery also star.
“Emily in Paris” premiered in October 2020 and topped the Netflix charts. Season 4 was already greenlit earlier this year. Creator Star previously told Entertainment Tonight that the series has yet to explore “what Emily is like in relation to the people she has left behind and how being an expat for a longer period of time changes her relationship with her home.” “.
Will season 3 bring Emily back to the US?
IndieWire’s Season 2 review of the series applauded Steven Fierberg’s lush cinematography, “who shoots Paris so beautifully it will feed your inner wanderlust”, as well as Marilyn Fitoussi’s fashion-savvy costume designs.
“If you find ‘Emily in Paris’ where it is, as pure escapism, it’s a bearable viewing experience,” the review concluded. “But don’t look for anything deeper.”
As Emily’s (square?) love triangle deepened in Season 2, our empathy for Emily is fading, almost as if Star is goading us into admitting that Emily is in too deep…and definitely wrong. Perhaps a change of scenery for season 3 could be just what Emily and viewers are really looking forward to.
Take a look at the first photos from Season 3 of “Emily in Paris” below.