- Emily in Paris -When Is 'Emily in Paris' Season 2? Our Escapist Obsession Is Officially Coming Back
It seems we all owe Netflix a big old merci. Not only did it save us from autumnal quarantine boredom with its release of Emily in Paris, but it has promised to provide us with another set of episodes allowing us to escape our sartorially suffering 2020. That's right — Netflix announced Emily in Paris will return for Season 2, allowing us to soak in more hijinks involving language barriers and borderline statutory relationships. Not to mention vicariously live through audaciously expensive wardrobe.
Yet, there is the finicky question as to when we'll be able to enjoy Season 2, and time zones aren't the issue here. Of course, while COVID has complicated production across the globe, Netflix has a reputation for responding well to the pandemic, creating "permanent protocols" for their sets. (That said, that hasn't kept all productions immune, literally — The Witcher, for example, had to stop filming earlier this week due to a positive COVID test.)
And, even if COVID isn't a problem, things could take awhile, if history is any indication — Season 1 of Emily in Paris was ordered by Paramount (its initial network) way back in September 2018, two entire years before the series made its way onto our TVs. Even if you assume a reduction in the timeline — this season doesn't have to work around development and a network swap, after all — we're likely looking at a schedule of at least 14 months between shooting and airing, based on Season 1's August 2019 production kickoff. Emily in Paris Season 2: 2022? It's likely the case, but, mon dieu.
That said, Netflix has provided us with a taste of what's to come to help our withdrawal. The announcement of the renewal came complete with a letter from Savoir's (not a real company) fabulous Sylvie Grateau herself.
What does this creative form of PR tell us? First, that it's likely Emily in Paris will pick right up where Season 1 left off, with Emily courting her burgeoning career and the (unfortunately attached) boy next door. Grateau even seems to tease Season 2 in the heart of her letter:
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.
Perhaps this means Emily will be able to backtrack on behavior that had actual Parisians screaming "ridicule," maybe it means she'll continue to take her French lessons, or maybe "delve deeper" is just a giant euphemism that points to her extending her list of French love interests. And, speaking of, does Grateau's insistence that she will "work in conjunction with you on applying for a work permit" tease visa troubles... that only a green card can overcome? I feel like I've seen this before.
While we wait, pass the time with some Season 2 theories — and a reminder of all 52 Season 1 outfits. Sigh. Remember clothes?
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