When Netflix's Emily in Paris premiered, it seemingly appeared out of nowhere to whisk us away from the horrors of 2020. The frothy, escapist dramedy about an American woman (Lily Collins) who relocates to Paris was everything we needed, in a year where most of us had been unable to leave our homes, never mind the country. In December 2021, the show returned for its sophomore run, just in time to fulfill all your holiday binge needs.
But will there be a season three of Emily in Paris? Here's what we know so far.
Netflix confirmed the show will return for a season 3 and a season 4.
In January 2022, Netflix announced the Emily in Paris renewal with a post on the show's Instagram account captioned, "Say ‘bonjour’ to 3 & 4! 💋 EMILY IS OFFICIALLY RETURNING FOR TWO MORE SEASONS!"
Lucien Laviscount's Alfie will be getting an expanded role in the new season.
Fans of Emily's season 2 love interest Alfie have a lot to look forward to – the actor has been upped to a series regular for season 3, meaning he'll be getting a lot more screen time. Season 2 memorably ended with Alfie returning to the UK, but this development sure makes it seem like he'll be back across the Channel Tunnel before too long.
Season 3 went into production during summer 2022.
At the show's PaleyFest event in April of 2022, showrunner Darren Star confirmed that season 3 will go into production this summer. The premiere date hasn't been confirmed yet, but it's possible the new season will launch in early 2023.
In September, Netflix shared a few first-look images at the season:
The streamer also released an official synopsis:
One year after moving from Chicago to Paris for her dream job, Emily finds herself at a crucial crossroads in every aspect of her life. Faced with two very different paths, Emily will have to decide exactly where her loyalties lie — at work and in her romantic life — and what those decisions mean for her future in France, all while continuing to immerse herself in the adventures and surprising twists and turns that life in Paris provides.
Lily Collins is excited to return to the role.
During an interview with Glamour for season two (ahead of the season three renewal), she spoke about her hopes for the show's future. "I really hope people laugh and smile and get to have the same feelings of escapism and fun that they did the first season,” she said of the show's second chapter. "I hope viewers find more of themselves in different characters, and feel seen and represented in the show. And I hope that we get a season three, because I really hope we get to come back and do this again.”
The renewal didn't come as a total surprise.
Netflix revealed back in May that the show had been watched by some 58 million households worldwide in the first month after its release. That made it, according to the streamer, their most popular comedy series of the year. Since Netflix's viewing data is famously vague and self-reported, it's hard to know exactly what this means in the grand scheme of things. But suffice it to say, a cancellation would have been a real surprise.
Season three will premiere on December 21, 2022.
As we patiently wait for the third season of Emily in Paris, catch up on seasons one and two now:
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