Minor spoilers ahead.
Netflix’s Emily in Paris is the frilly, sexy, and fun escape we need right now.
From the creator of Sex and the City and Younger (Darren Star), the comedy series follows Emily, played by Lily Collins, a rising marketing whiz who uproots from Chicago to Paris for an unexpected new role. She’s got the social media following to document the move, and the vibrant wardrobe to dress for it, but she doesn’t speak a single word of French. As she stumbles her way through her posh, icy workplace and her new Parisian stomping grounds, she makes some friends along the way, like Mindy (Ashley Park), the stylish au pair; Gabriel (Lucas Bravo), the dreamy chef who lives downstairs; and a handful of French lovers.
By the end of the 10-episode series—spoiler alert!—Emily and Gabriel finally spend the night together after he breaks things off with his girlfriend, Camille (Camille Razat). But, they can’t stay together because he’s leaving for Normandy to start his own restaurant. In the final scenes, though, the plans change and Gabriel is able to continue working at his bistro in Paris, which is great news for Emily … until Camille finds out and seems to want to reunite with her old flame.
“Can we talk?” she texts Emily in a cliffhanger ending. Uh oh. Where can the story continue on from here? Here’s what we know so far.
Emily in Paris has not been renewed yet, but the creator already has plans.
We’re still waiting for Netflix to officially renew the cheeky comedy, but that hasn’t stopped Darren Star from brainstorming what’s next for Emily and co.
“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,” he told OprahMag.com. “She’ll have her feet on the ground a little more. She’s making a life there.”
Collins, who is also a producer on the series, told Vanity Fair that Netflix is waiting to see how the show is received after the premiere.
Lily Collins is eager for more.
“I would love nothing more than to be able to go back to Paris and do [a new season],” she also told Vanity Fair. Apparently, she, Star, and the crew were inspired with more ideas as they filmed Season 1 in the French capital.
“There were so many situations that we were like, ‘Okay, write that down. That’s going to happen in season two,'” Collins added. She also noted that there could be potential for Emily to go abroad to a nearby country. “That would be so much fun,” she said.
Season 2 could explore supporting characters.
“We have a great world of characters that we’ve established,” Star told VF. “I’d like to explore so much more of the supporting cast, like Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, who plays Emily’s boss [Sylvie]. I think we’ve just scratched the surface of who she is and what makes her tick.”
Ashley Park is also interested in exploring Mindy’s love life in the next season. “I trust what’s planned,” she told OprahMag.com. “But a love interest would be fun! But the most important thing to me is the friendship with Emily.”
And Bravo thinks there’s a “huge field of opportunities” for Gabriel and Emily’s relationship in a follow-up season.
Collins is open to a Carrie Bradshaw cameo.
Given the show’s creator, wardrobe, and fun, flirty premise, it’s easy to draw comparisons between Emily and the iconic Carrie Bradshaw, made famous by Sarah Jessica Parker. But while Collins thinks her character was certainly inspired by the SATC star, Emily “[stands] alone.” When Variety suggested that Bradshaw make a cameo in Emily Season 2, the actress was very excited about the idea.
“I would love that,” Collins said. “I feel like maybe that needs to happen. I might tell Darren about that. She could be like an apparition. Emily walks by, and there’s a reflection in a window, and she looks in, but she sees Carrie. Then it goes back and it’s her, and she’s like, ‘What?’ I think that’d be kind of great.”
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