Renewed: Emily in Paris

Netflix drama is renewed less than two months after the show launched.

Emily in Paris has been renewed for a second season by Netflix, less than two months after the show launched.

The Darren Star-created series features Lily Collins as an ambitious twenty-something marketing executive from Chicago, who unexpectedly lands a job in Paris when her company acquires a French luxury marketing company.

Despite some criticism from French media, the show has broken into Nielsen’s list of the top 10 most-watched streaming shows in the US.

The renewal was announced via a cheeky letter from Emily’s Parisian boss Paris Sylvie Grateau (Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu) to her American boss Madeline Wheeler (Kate Walsh).

TO: MADELINE WHEELER c/o: The Gilbert Group

Nous sommes désolées! We are writing to regrettably inform you that Emily Cooper will need to remain in Paris for an extended period of time. Despite her overconfident manner and lack of prior experience in luxury goods marketing, she has nonetheless managed to charm some of our hard-to-impress clients during her short time at Savoir. Call it bonne chance, or American ingenuity – I’m leaning towards the former – her results are impressive.

We hope that by extending her time in Paris, Emily will further the relationships she has already made, delve deeper into our culture, and perhaps pick up a few words of basic French.

We will work in conjunction with you on applying for a work permit on her behalf to prolong her time here. We love having Emily in Paris! But please don’t let her know that.


Sylvie Grateau

Source: Variety

7 Responses

  1. Also according to Netflix, we’ve all been pronouncing the name of the show incorrectly too. It’s not ‘Emily in Paris’, as most English speakers would say; it’s actually meant to sound French as in ‘Emil-ee in Pa-ree’ – who knew!?!

    1. It looks like NetFlix is using Franglais (semi-French/semi-English). If it were fully French, the show’s French title would be ‘Emily a Paris’ (the ‘a’ would have a ‘grave accent’ above it) and the pronunciation would be ‘Emil-ee ah Pa-ree’.

      Given that series 1 was filmed Aug-Nov last year (pre-Covid), I wonder how they are going to approach it during the 2nd wave of Covid now afflicting France and much of Europe?

      Nonetheless, I am really looking forward to series 2. What an enjoyable series it is!

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