Netflix romantic dramedy Emily In Paris was a big hit when it first released last year. The streaming service was quick to give the series a second season renewal, and now as that production on Season 2 has begun, Netflix has announced even more big news about the show.
Even if Season 2 of Emily in Paris probably won't be ready for fans' streaming pleasure any time too soon, there is definitely something to celebrate when it comes to the popularity of the show. Just check out the Netflix announcement!
You read that right: 58 million people checked out Emily In Paris, which made it Netflix’s most popular comedy series of 2020! It’s no wonder Netflix renewed the series, which follows a 20-something Chicagoan who moves to Paris for an unexpected job opportunity. The success is also no surprise to those who know the works of creator, Darren Star, who is also behind Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place, Sex and the City and Younger.
While Emily In Paris has proven successful, that wasn’t the case when the series first debuted. The series got blasted by Parisians for using clichés throughout the series, like smoking indoors and walking naked across the Alexandre III bridge. In an interview, one real-life Parisian called it a “parody of the nudity” used in campaigns from decades ago and is no longer reflective of France’s modern publicity. Meanwhile, French critics found Emily in Paris to be completely embarrassing and an inaccurate image of Paris. With the series starting production on Season 2, perhaps producers took those criticisms and are using them to look at the show from a different angle so they can more accurately portray Paris and its fellow Parisians. Or maybe more of what won so many viewers over the first time around!
The backlash did not stop Netflix from giving it a renewal, and from having 58 million fans watching the series. Some fans might have been worried Netflix would retract the renewal, as it has already done with a few shows due to COVID-19, but worry not, as the cast has officially started filming Season 2 of the series. With Emily In Paris filming overseas, it wasn’t officially known when the series would be able to start Season 2. But now that the show has started production, hopefully we’ll get some Season 2 content soon.
There isn’t any word on what will happen with Emily and the gang in the upcoming season, but if it’s anything like Season 1, there’s bound to be romance and dreams, and maybe even more pizza insults. There also isn’t any word on how many episodes Season 2 will have, but it’s possible it will have ten episodes just like Season 1. Emily in Paris stars Lily Collins, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Ashley Park, Lucas Bravo, Samuel Arnold, Bruno Gouery and Camille Razat. Catch up on Season 1 on Netflix now to get ready for Season 2!