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Emily is back in Paris for a fourth season, but when? Keep reading to find out!
A binge-watching guilty pleasure, Emily and Paris has ticked off all the boxes and has secured itself as one of the top Netflix series of all time. The ethereal romance, the sparkly attire, and the fresh croissants made us fall in love with Paris through the lens of Emily Cooper, a young American woman who finds herself navigating the dazzling streets of Paris working as a marketing executive in the top firm in Paris. Three Seasons and several drama-filled heartbreaks and reconciliations later, we are anticipating the return of Emily for a Fourth Season!
However, ever since its double-season renewal announcement in January 2022, there have seldom been some solid updates on its return to Netflix. Then, when you add the current strikes into the mix, things tend to get weary and reach an impasse of uncertainty. Emily in Paris Season 3 graced our screens in December 2022. We expected Emily In Paris Season 4 production to begin by mid-2023 for the series to air in its usual month of December. However, as you must already know, a WGA strike broke out in May, wherein the writers stopped writing scripts for several shows.
If this wasn’t bad enough, the artists union of SAG AFTRA also joined hands with WGA in the form of a double strike once their contract with AMTP expired on midnight of 12th July 2023. This undoubtedly created a cataclysmic domino effect wherein writings for the series stopped, actors refused to come to set, and ultimately, production for several promised fall series went into hiatus. We are currently entering the fourth month of this joint strike, and any indications of an agreement or resolution of some sort seem bleak.
Coming back to our cult classic Emily in Paris, given the current circumstances, fans are left with a pressing question: When Will Emily In Paris Season 4 Release? Keep reading as we answer your most wanted questions relating to Emily in Paris Season 4!
Emily in Paris Season 4 Release Date: When Is It Expected To Reach Us?
As mentioned earlier, the series was renewed for Season 3 and 4 simultaneously in January 2022. So it is true. Emily is not going anywhere as she will attempt to balance her work life and personal life, all while trying to fit into the ethereal City of Love. As of writing this piece, we have some updates regarding the release date.
With the strike dragging out to its third month now, filming for Emily in Paris Season 4 has not even taken shape. Forget about the production and post-production time, which, when culminated, takes about a year to complete. Also, we know the rumors about Seasons 3 and 4 being filmed simultaneously in the summer of 2023 turned out to be false. Ashley Park and Lily Collins attended the Met Gala 2023 in the summer, so it was impossible for them to be in two places at once. Here is a picture to prove it.
Emily in Paris stars Lily Collins and Ashley Park look très chic at the MET Gala
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— Netflix (@netflix) May 1, 2023
This being said, we expected a December release so we could sip on hot cocoa and watch Emily take over Paris again. However, since the strike is invariably stretching to August, the chance of that happening is 0.0001%. So, it is safe to say that we expect Emily in Paris Season 4 to reach us by mid-2024 (this is keeping in tune with the time taken to film, produce, and edit a high-production series like Emily in Paris). Also, this prediction can only come true if the issues of the strike are resolved by the month of October at the latest.
Additionally, according to The Wrap, showrunner Darren Starr skipped the FYC event in Paris. There is no speculation on why, but all we know is that he is a part of WGA! Plus, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu also spoke out regarding the delay due to the strike.
Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu says that the next season of "Emily in Paris" has been affected by the writers strike. | @KeringGroup Women in Motion Dinner https://t.co/QZr6QE6gl2 pic.twitter.com/pt8MFF2cxZ
— Variety (@Variety) May 21, 2023
With respect to the timings of the release, it will follow the same pattern as that of the last 3 seasons, which is 2:00 AM (PT) or 3:00 AM (ET), and all the 10 episodes will be dropped together on Netflix, so you can binge watch to your heart’s content. Until more updates are underway, we urge you to hope for the best and maybe catch up with the last three seasons of Emily in Paris if you are missing her too much!
Emily in Paris Season 4 Cast: Who Will Reprise Their Roles?
There has been some speculation regarding the return of Alfie (played by Lucien), given his exit in the Season 3 finale named ‘Charade.’ Fans have been asking, ” Will Alfie be in Season 4 of Emily in Paris ?”But we know that Emily still has to meet him at work, so there is a good chance we will see him again.
- Emily (Lily Collins)
- Gabriel (Lucas Bravo)
- Camille (Camille Razat)
- Mindy (Ashley Park)
- Sylvie (Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu)
- Alfie (Lucien Laviscount)
- Julien (Samuel Arnold)
- Luc (Bruno Gouery)
Will there be any interesting cameos in Season 4 ? Any returning characters? Is Lucien’s return concrete? We don’t have the exact answers to the same yet, but we are sure that new updates regarding the cast will pop up as soon as production for Season 4 resumes after the dissipation of the strike. Stay tuned to this space as we will update you on any new prospects of new cast members or the retention of the old ones for the next Season.
Emily In Paris Season 4 Plot: What To Expect In The New Season?
An ode to all the ardent Francophones who love immersing themselves in the fashion, couture, and delicacies of Paris, Emily In Paris is a Parisian dream come true series. You get to travel through the honeycomb streets of Paris in the Chicago boots of Emily Cooper, a marketing executive who had been sent to the City Of Love to provide an American perspective to French companies. After viewing the first season, we were convinced that Parisians do not like to falter their traditions to accommodate any new viewpoint. They thrive in their status quo, and anyone who crosses them gets severely society-canceled. Emily’s life takes a turn as she begins marinating in the lovely sauces of the Paris viewpoint and evolves into a more accepting character, drinking in the taste of another opinion without force-mixing hers.
In a conversation with TVGuide concerning what turn the plot will take in season 4, the creator Darren Star said: “Season 4 is going to be more about navigating complicated relationships; personal relationships and work relationships, and how they come into conflict with each other…”
Speaking of, the major cliffhanging revelation that left us dumbfounded was that Camille was pregnant with Gabriel’s baby. Darren Star, in conversation with Entertainment Tonight, mentioned that it would take some time before Camille’s baby appears on the show. He said:
“It’s very clear in season 3 that it’s a big dream of [Gabriel’s]. He wants to be a father and I think he was excited and is excited about the idea of fatherhood, but you know, our show doesn’t move that quickly.”
He further addressed the ambiguity of introducing the baby in season 4 itself. However, he did add that the characters will “deal with the prospect of the baby.” So it seems like Camille will likely remain pregnant throughout Season 4, and the evolving bits of the story will surround the relationships around the pregnancy.
In addition, Lucien Laviscount also opened up about his character’s potential in the upcoming installment of the show while speaking to Entertainment Weekly. He explicated, “I’d like Alfie to kind of take a little bit more of a stand within the company with Antoine, that’d be cool. Maybe have a little bit of a speaking to with the good ole Nicolas, I think that that’d be quite a nice little thing to play with within the business, the two businesses kind of fighting off each other.” Laviscount further added that his character deserves closure and hinted at the future possibility of developing a friendship with Emily.
Elsewhere, while speaking to The Wrap, creator Darren Star shared insights regarding Emily’s character arc in terms of her professional life. He said, “Emily’s attitude about work or her competitive nature, it’s certainly affected the work culture at Sylvie’s company and I think Julien feels sidelined a little bit because Emily’s always about being the loudest voice in the room.”I think that’s something that really offends Julien in a sense because I feel like he does get steamrolled by Emily. Emily’s by no means a perfect character and I think Emily has to be more graceful in terms of work, but I think she’s done some damage that we’re going to see the fallout from in season four with Julien.”
So, to reiterate and build a solid premise on where Season 4 will continue from, here is an episode run-down of Season 3 of Emily in Paris:
S3.E1 ∙ J’ai Deux Amours (I Have Two Lovers)
Wed, Dec 21, 2022
An impromptu coiffure change is Emily’s only quick decision as she drags her heels over choosing a path forward for her career and her love life.
S3.E2 ∙ What’s It All About…
Wed, Dec 21, 2022
With Savoir spiraling into chaos, Emily reaches out to a former colleague for help. But an attempted détente during a glitzy gala quickly goes south.
S3.E3 ∙ Coo D’état
Wed, Dec 21, 2022
The Agence Grateau team pulls no punches to get back their former office space. Emily is faced with a life-altering decision.
S3.E4 ∙ Live from Paris, It’s Emily Cooper
Wed, Dec 21, 2022
An unemployed Emily plays tourist in Paris until she nabs a waitressing gig at one of the hottest restaurants in town. Sylvie’s hard veneer cracks at the launch of Camille’s gallery show–an exhibit by an alluring experimental artist.
S3.E5 ∙ Ooo La La Liste
Wed, Dec 21, 2022
Emily works to boost Agence Grateau’s profile, unexpectedly finding herself in the spotlight. Camille and her new artist work more closely. Emily learns a secret she’d rather not know. Mindy reconnects with a high-profile friend.
S3.E6 ∙ Ex-En-Provence
Wed, Dec 21, 2022
Agence Grateau heads to Provence for a luxury event. Alfie is stuck putting out a work fire with Antoine, which rekindles Emily and Gabriel’s ever-present spark. A surprise guest at the event throws Sylvie’s relationship into turmoil.
S3.E7 ∙ How to Lose a Designer in 10 Days
Wed, Dec 21, 2022
As a double dose of fashion designer drama strikes Agence Grateau, Mindy asks Emily and Gabriel for backup after she receives an enigmatic invitation.
S3.E8 ∙ Fashion Victim
Wed, Dec 21, 2022
Things look touch-and-go for Pierre as rumors swirl around his store opening. Sylvie reaches out to an old acquaintance. Emily supports a glum, Gabriel.
S3.E9 ∙ Love Is in the Air
Wed, Dec 21, 2022
Emily learns that Alfie is keeping their relationship on the DL while Gabriel gets serious about his future – with love and work. Nicolas tries to drive a wedge between Mindy and Emily.
S3.E10 ∙ Charade
Wed, Dec 21, 2022
Gabriel’s grandmother comes to Paris to help with the reopening of his restaurant. Emily wants to help Gabriel earn a Michelin Star and finds an unexpected ally. Everyone heads to Champagne for a celebration where a major bomb is dropped.
Emily In Paris Season 4 Plot: Fan Theories
Given the premise of the past seasons, here are a few theories that only Season 4 will be able to prove once it reaches us:
Well, we had a fairly good idea about what was to unfold in the next season. However, the cast recently attended an event with Netflix TUDUM, and Lily Collins teased quite a few endeavors that Emily in Paris Season 4 will embark upon. She began by prompting a few questions that we have been mirroring in our heads for months now, “Is Alfie still heartbroken?”, “Will Gabriel get his Michelin star?”, “Will Mindy and the band go to Eurovision?”, “Will Sylvie’s rekindled love last?” and the question on all of our minds: “Will Emily and Gabriel finally get together?” Let’s break it down.
Is Alfie still heartbroken?
Well, can you blame him? Poor lad did not stand a chance with Emily, who kept her long-term feelings for Gabriel bottled up because she thought it would be ” the best for all four of us.” Alfie walks off from Emily in the season finale, leaving Emifie (not the best ship) fans utterly disdained. Well, we know Emily still has to work with him. Given Lucien’s return to the show, we can maybe expect a new friendship dynamic.
Alfie was set to not be vulnerable from the start, given his breakup history, but he eventually did open up to Emily. However, her love for Gabriel and its evidence on her face every time he crossed did not escape Alfie’s eyes and intuition. Better than playing second fiddle to this complicated romance, the uncomplicated and straightforward guy that Alfie walks out and lets Emily find her own answers.
Will they hug it out or ignore each other in the next Season? Guess we will have to wait to find out.
Will Gabriel get his Michelin Star?
The possibility of this looks ripe. A Michelin star is given to the best of the best chefs, and Gabriel’s cooking is savored by everyone who comes across it. By the end of Season 3, Gabriel renamed his restaurant L’Espirit de Gigi, named after his beloved grandmother from Normandy.
We watched as Luc’s ex-girlfriend Marianne (a Michelin star-giver) said.
“The life of Chef Gabriel is about to change. This restaurant is headed for a Michelin star.”
So, the answer to this seems pretty positive. Along with his excitement about taking on the paternal role next season and his far-reaching ambitions to be a Michelin star chef, we doubt that his and Emily’s relationship will find any solid ground now that their feelings are out in the open.
Will Mindy and the band go to Eurovision?
This will most likely happen given that Mindy (a.k.a Ashley Park) has stunned the people of Paris as well as us viewers with her magical voice. Especially in the song ‘ Mon Soleil.’ We can’t wait to hear more from Mindy and go to Eurovision with her. The more important question is if the tour with Benoit will re-emerge their unresolved feelings for each other after their messy break-up. More importantly, will her new relationship suffer at the cost of an old flame?
Season 4 is likely to answer all these questions, so we just have to wait it out to hear Mindy’s magical voice and her goofy personality shining through our screens.
Will Sylvie’s rekindled love last?
The possibilities of this are countless, but we are positive it will last, given the erotic chemistry and understanding between her long-term husband and her. Her brief but serious dalliance with a younger photographer named Erik warmed our hearts, but we always knew something was missing between them, and it was not the considerable age gap.
Her husband, Laurant, understands her, nurtures her, and lets her shine, and their recently rekindled romance makes us believe that Sylvie has found the one. However, a brief occurrence at the end of Season 3 indicated that there may be tensions brewing between the couple, given the move he is willing to make to Paris and open his own nightclub with Nicola, Mindy’s boyfriend, who has considerable beef with Sylvie.
Will Emily and Gabriel finally get together?
We left things in Emily in Paris’s finale episode in a bit of mayhem. Camille left Gabriel at the altar, saying he has always had feelings for Emily and that everybody should just stop pretending. Alfie walked away from Emily, saying he did not want to be her second choice. Gabriel and Emily sat side by side and admitted that they always had feelings for each other, and they never went away.
Finally, Gabriel dropped a cliffhanging bomb on us, saying Camille was pregnant! While we may definitely see a steamy montage of Emily and Gabriel rekindling their lost time and love now that their feelings are out in the open, it will not be an easy ride ahead. There is a baby in the equation, and Emily and Gabriel’s careers also need great care and attention, not to mention the awkwardness we might face between the four if they ever come together.
Creator and showrunner Darren Starr told TUDUM in relation to Emily and Gabriel, “These are two characters who are star-crossed lovers. They have a lot of passion for one another. They have things that are getting in their way, but, at the same time, I feel like every season, in a strange kind of way, their relationship deepens.” There are limitless possibilities, and we can’t wait to see what pans out.
Other than that, Collins also stated, “We have more fun, more fashion, and of course more drama in store,” she said. Further hinting, “While Emily’s heart will always remain true to Paris, her life takes some unexpected twists this season. Don’t be surprised to find her on a Roman holiday.” Looks like we are going to Rome in the next season. Things are about to get exciting!
Check out the official announcement here.
Emily in Paris Season 4: Is it on Netflix?
While we are in the throes of darkness regarding when Emily in Paris Season 4 will release, when it does (our best prediction is mid-2024), it will be released on Netflix, where all the episodes will be released at the same time, so you can easily binge-watch it through a single sitting.
In the meantime, you can binge-watch the earlier series on Netflix itself, provided you have a subscription for the same.
Emily in Paris Season 4 Trailer: Is It Out Yet?
Since Netflix has not announced the release date for Emily in Paris Season 4 yet, there is no trailer for the same. Rest assured. We will update you as soon as we gather some intel on this.
In the meantime, check out Emily in Paris Season 3’s official trailer:
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