I don’t know about you, but I absolutely fell in love with Emily in Paris when it was released on Netflix earlier this year. Having been to Paris, I knew the show was a ridiculously unrealistic (and childishly idealistic) version of the French capital, but I also knew that I was desperate for a bit of escapism, which is exactly what the series provided. Millions of other people agreed with me, thankfully, and the streaming giant has now confirmed that Emily in Paris will return for Season 2.
- It’s kinda supposed to be unrealistic. It’s important to remember that Emily in Paris was created by Darren Star, who was also behind Sex and the City. If that fact alone isn’t enough to make you go, “Ohhhhh… I get it!” then I don’t know what will.
- Who can’t appreciate a bit of glamor? Star has explained that the reason he glamorized Emily’s vision of Paris so much was that that’s exactly how an American girl who’d never been to the City of Love would feel about it. “The first thing she is seeing is the clichés because it’s from her point of view. I’m not sorry for looking at Paris through a glamorous lens. It’s a beautiful city, and I wanted to do a show that celebrated that part of Paris,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.
- It was one of Netflix’s most popular originals this year. That’s because, as I said, I think we all needed a bit of happy, mindless escapism to get into in the midst of the disaster that has been 2020. Emily in Paris quickly became one of the most-watched series on the streaming platform this year, so it’s no wonder Season 2 is a done deal.
- Sadly, Season 2 will probably be a while away. Given that the pandemic is still in full swing and there are new guidelines in place to assure productions can resume safely, Emily in Paris probably won’t release its second season until well into 2021 (though that hasn’t been confirmed). Guess we’ll have to keep rewatching the first season in the meantime!