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We don’t know about you, but we felt like the end of 2020 was looking up.
With the close of a gruelling and historic US election, the announcement of approved Covid-19 vaccines, we were beginning to breathe a quiet sigh of relief that 2021 would start to look a whole lot better than the previous year. Then Netflix announced that their slightly controversial, but deliciously consumable hit show Emily in Paris had been confirmed for a second season.
Oh, and that the title of the show should be read in a French accent, making it rhyme.
Friendly reminder Emily in Paris is supposed to be pronounced with a French accent so 'Emily' and 'Paris' rhyme
— Netflix (@netflix) November 11, 2020
Mon dieu, indeed!
If that fact alone wasn’t enough to shock you, here’s a quick rundown of everything you need to know about Emily in Paris season 2:
What happened at the end of Emily in Paris season 1?
If you haven’t yet followed go-getting (monolingual), Chicagoan Emily Cooper, played by Lily Collins, on her fish-out-of-water journey through Paris, then we recommend you head over to Netflix and indulge.
For those who have watched the show, and need a little refresher before getting excited for the second season, the first ended in cliffhanger style.
After Cooper had managed to avoid being fired by her devastatingly chic boss Sylvie (Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu) by helping iconic designer Pierre Cadault throw a guerrilla fashion show, and her neighbour and boyfriend of cool pal Camille (Camille Razat), Gabriel (Lucas Bravo), moved back to Normandy (therefore making him an ex of Camille, and his and Emily’s tryst slightly less problematic), everything seemed to be going swimmingly for peppy Cooper.
This was until Cooper’s fellow ex-pat mate Mindy Chen (Ashley Park) was fired from her au pair job for moonlighting at a drag bar (and pursuing her dreams, might we add) so had to unceremoniously move into Emily’s garret and – this is the kicker – Sylvie’s married beau, perfumer Antoine Lambert (William Abadie) invested in restaurant Les Deux Comperes, ensuring Gabriel can stay in the French capital.
This final twist will no doubt throw Emily and Camille’s budding friendship into a spin, but perhaps not in the way we imagined, with show-creator Darren Star hinting there could be more than platonic feelings between the pair in season 2.
‘Nothing is sort of exactly as it seems to [Emily],’ Star said. ‘And I think a lot of her ideas about life are constantly tested. And they will be next season, as well.
‘What happens in the next chapter, I think, can be a real exploration of how does the relationship between these three characters evolve.
‘That, to me, is such a fun thing to explore in season two, because these are not Americans. They’re French people. To me, a big part of the show is looking at everything through a different lens. Season two will open up some interesting and surprising relationship avenues.’
When will Emily in Paris season 2 be released?
To be honest, we have no idea when the second season of Emily in Paris is coming, and with you-know-what restrictions making filming just that little bit slower, we’re expecting a wait.
However, in a recent interview with E! News, Ashley Park (who plays Mindy Chen) revealed that the cast would reunite this year to film the show.
‘We’re definitely filming season two in 2021,’ she told the news outlet. ‘I know nothing about the plot. They haven’t even written it. That’s what’s kind of amazing. In season one, they’d only written, I think, two or three scripts when we were cast… So nothing has been written yet, as far as I know. I’m sure Darren has ideas.’
On May 3rd, Lily Collins confided that the Netflix’s romantic comedy series has begun production on its second season. To commemorate the exciting news, the actor and some of the cast of the show took to Instagram to share a video of themselves back on set together.
The model and actor captioned the video, which was accompanied by a letter from Emily’s boss Sylvie announcing the continuation of the PR’s contract at the Parisian agency,: ‘Bonjour from Paris (and maybe some other areas of France😉)! We’re officially back in production on Season 2!‘
Collins later shared on her Instagram account that her show was recently crowned Netflix’s Top Comedy Series of 2020. Super!
Is there a trailer for ‘Emily in Paris’ season 2?
We are yet to be graced with a season 2 trailer for Emily in Paris, however, Netflix did release a cute announcement video with a handful of our favourite cast members, declaring ‘deux’ (meaning ‘two’ in French, of course).
Emily in Paris will return for Season 2! pic.twitter.com/QDOzpzjliz
— Netflix (@netflix) November 11, 2020
And since we’re in the viewing mood, let’s rewatch the trailer for season one, yeah?
Who is the cast of ‘Emily in Paris’ season 2?
Again, we’ve got limited information on that front, but looking at the season 2 teaser trailer, we can see it’s likely Mindy Chen (Park), Antoine Lambert (William Abadie), Camille (Camille Razat), Gabriel (Lucas Bravo), Luc (Bruno Gouery), Julien (Samuel Arnold), Sylvie (Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu), and of course, Emily Cooper (Lily Collins).
Lily Collins Reveals She Also Didn’t Know That The Title Should Be Pronounced With A French Accent.
Cast information may be limited when it comes to season two of Emily In Paris, but one this that is certain is that you might have been pronouncing the title of the show, incorrectly. Netflix recently revealed that Emily in Paris is supposed to be pronounced with a French accent so ‘Emily’ and ‘Paris’ rhyme.
During The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday (November 30th), Lily Collins responded to it by saying ‘So here’s the thing, when we were shooting it in Paris, we heard people referencing it as that more often. Right? Because we’re in Paris and the accent.’
The actress continued by saying ‘I was like, ‘Oh yeah, it rhymes. That’s cute.’. Then like us all when she arrived home, she begun annunciating the title with an American accent and ended up feeling ‘like I was one with every single other person in the world that found that out the same day,’
The interview provided us with no spoiler, but we are going to keep ourselves busy with the shows rolling rhymes ready for season 2 in the meantime.
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