One of the most critically-acclaimed Netflix series of all time, Emily in Paris is all set to release this year and as always, fans cannot help but anticipate the rollercoaster ride that the season has promised. From a love triangle to actual conversations in French, our Emily Cooper seems to have finally conquered the essence of French and can truly call herself a Francophile.
Despite her numerous mishaps, personal as well as professional, it seems like Emily is doing something right in the romantic city of Paris. But season 2 left Emily in a conundrum, more like a moral dilemma of sorts: Will she choose to stay in Paris with the love of her life, Gabriel who is also her friend, Camille’s ex? Or will she decide to take a leap of faith and go long-distance with Alfie, the businessman? Amidst these personal conundrums, she is also caught up with a new job offer from Sylvie that promotes her back in the States. What will Emily do now?
Season 2 of Emily in Paris ended with a cliffhanger:
“Hi Sylvie, it’s me. I’ve made my decision,”
What decision did Emily make? Only season 3 can tell.
Apart from being a killer series that revolves around fashion and all the beautiful aesthetics, Emily in Paris has very craftily induced transatlantic themes through the portrayal of characters like Gabriel, Alfie and obviously, Emily.
Here’s what we know so far about Emily in Paris season 3.
When will Emily in Paris season 3 be released on Netflix?
Save the date mon amies, Emily in Paris season 3 is all set to release on December 21, 2022. Netflix officially confirmed the date during Netflix’s TUDUM fan event along with releasing a teaser of the new season. In the teaser, we find Emily saying:
“This is the hardest decision that I’ve ever had to make,” regarding choosing between Alfie and Gabriel.
At one point, this conflict must have been so overwhelming for Emily that she decided to cut her bangs in the bathroom, as you can see in the video. Nothing can be more explicit than this to show that everything is not fine!
But Emily insists that she’s okay, as she tells Gabriel, “Sometimes people cut bangs and everything’s fine!”
Okay Emily, we trust you 😉
What is the plot of Emily in Paris season 3?
Here’s the official synopsis of Emily in Paris season 3:
“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.”
However, this synopsis is not enough for the fans to know whether Emily will choose to stay in Paris or not. Turns out, Collins also doesn’t. In an interview with ELLE on December 23rd, 2021, Collins said, “I’m dying to know what that decision is, ‘cause I don’t know.”
She said that even Darren Star, the showrunner of Emily in Paris, hadn’t even told her whether Emily will be taking up the job with Sylvie or going back to States and to her old boss, Madeline. She said, “No, no, no, like, genuinely I’m as confused as Emily was.”
In order to get more insight, ELLE interviewed Star. He said, “I have a very strong idea [of what Emily chooses], and I think the thing is, there’s no right choice.”
He further added, “There’s no choice that’s gonna make everything better and please everybody. And I think Emily also is…a bit of a people pleaser, and she’s gonna make a decision that’s gonna make some people unhappy. And she’s gonna have to deal with that also next season.”
On the romantic front, Emily seems to be confused between Gabriel and Alfie, whose role is reprised by the very handsome Lucien Laviscount. She shares a deeper connection with both. On a more personal level, I think she will choose Gabriel over Alfie considering the ups and downs that Emily has gone through with Gabriel and how after everything, they both end up tete-a-tete with each other. However, if Emily chooses Gabriel, she might not resort to the ‘good friend’ trope since he was Camille’s ex.
But what the showrunner has to say about Emily’s conundrum?
In conversation with ELLE, Darren Star considers Emily’s romantic mishaps, saying, “She does have very strong feelings for Gabriel…That’s a question she’s going to have to confront, how can she manage her relationship issues with her work issues, both of which, by the end of season 2, is hanging in the balance.”
Talking about Laviscount, he mentioned, “I love Alfie, personally. I wouldn’t write Alfie off, and I don’t think Emily should, either. London’s not far from Paris.”
Who is the cast of Emily in Paris season 3?
The following are expected to return in Emily in Paris season 3:
- Lily Collins as Emily Cooper
- Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu as Sylvie
- Ashley Park as Mindy Chen
- Lucas Bravo as Gabriel
- Samuel Arnold as Julien
- Bruno Gouery as Luc
- Camille Razat as Camille
- William Abadie as Antoine Lambert.
During Emily in Paris panel at Paley Fest, it was announced that Lucien Laviscount whose reprising the role of Alfie is updated as a series regular.
Does this mean that Emily is choosing Alfie over Gabriel?
Emily in Paris season 3: Episode titles revealed
Just a few days ago, Netflix released the episode titles of Emily in Paris season 3. Here, take a quick look at the episode titles of all 10 episodes:
- Episode 301 – I Have Two Lovers
- Episode 302 – What It’s All About…
- Episode 303 – Coo D’état
- Episode 304 – Live from Paris It’s Emily Cooper
- Episode 305 – Ooo La La Liste
- Episode 306 – Ex-en-Provence
- Episode 307 – How to Lose a Designer in 10 Days
- Episode 308 – Fashion Victim
- Episode 309 – Love Is in the Air
- Episode 310 – Charade
1. Will there be an Emily in Paris season 4?
For all the ardent fans of this show, there is some good news. On January 10, Netflix officially renewed the dramedy for seasons 3 and 4.
2. Who has written Emily in Paris season 3?
The writers for season 3 of Emily in Paris include Grant Sloss, Alison Brown, Joe Murphy, and Sarah Choi.
3. What is the runtime of the upcoming episodes of the show?
Although Netflix hasn’t mentioned the runtime of the 10 episodes, we expect each episode to have an approximate runtime of 24 to 38 minutes.
4. What happened in Emily in Paris Season 2?
Here’s the official synopsis of Emily in Paris season 2:
“Now more entrenched in her life in Paris, Emily’s getting better at navigating the city but still struggling with the idiosyncrasies of French life. After stumbling into a love triangle with her neighbor and her first real French friend, Emily is determined to focus on her work – which is getting more complicated by the day. In French class, she meets a fellow ex-pat who both infuriates and intrigues her.”