Every Francophone’s first choice, Emily in Paris, has glamorized the Parisienne chick lifestyle to another level. With season 3 encircling the perfect amalgamation of relationship fiascos, office adventures, and glittering sartorial couture, fans are wondering what is the future of Emily Cooper in Paris. Or Rome, perhaps? As you might know, seasons 3 and 4 of Emily in Paris were renewed in early 2022.
That being said, the ongoing strikes, WGA and SAG-AFTRA, have put the production processes of a variety of high-end shows, like Stranger Things, The Sandman, Outer Banks, and more.
Unfortunately, it seems that Emily in Paris Season 4 has also met the same fate. Continue to read how.
Emily in Paris Season 4: Is the production delayed?
Season 4 was scheduled to start production by late summer or early fall. Be that as it may, the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes have confirmed to delay the release schedule by two months and “is now expected to return by late fall,” as stated by Collider.
However, this can only concretize into reality if a fair deal is reached. Otherwise, the Netflix original will be indefinitely extended, and we might have to wait another year or two before we can watch Emily on our screens again.
When the filming begins, France will be considered to be the main shooting location. However, recently, Collins also hinted about her eponymous character to be going to Rome. Consequently, we expect some scenes to also be shot in Italy.
On February 25, 2023, writer Joshua Levy tweeted a photo of receiving Netflix’s note for joining the writing team of season 4. This suggests that the screenwriters and dialogue writers of the show had started working to kickstart the production of Emily in Paris season 4.
The first season dropped on Netflix in October 2020, followed by the second and third seasons in December of the following two years. Given the ongoing strikes and the looming uncertainty haunting us, the fourth season can be expected to not follow the same tradition. We expect the upcoming installment of Emily in Paris season 4 to release sometime in late 2024 or early 2025, provided that a fair deal is reached.
What are the latest updates about Emily in Paris season 4?
Recently, Netflix shared a teaser, where Collins hinted at the questions that the upcoming installment will answer, such as: ‘So much happened that we just need answers to. Is Alfie still heartbroken? Will Gabriel get his Michelin star? Will Mindy and the band go to Eurovision? And what about Camille? Will Sylvie’s rekindled love last?’
Collins further added: ‘And the question on all of our minds. Will Emily and Gabriel finally get together?’
Not only that, but the actress also revealed that her character’s ‘life takes some unexpected twists this season.’
‘Emily is going to have to decide whether everything she’s always wanted is really what she needs,’ she hinted. ‘And while Emily’s heart will always remain true to Paris, don’t be surprised to find her on a Roman holiday.”
Emily in Paris creator Darren Star disclosed some juicy details which teased the plot tangent that the fourth installment of Netflix’s rom-com will possibly take while speaking to TV Guide. Upon being asked about Emily and Gabriel, reigniting their spark in the fourth season since they are technically single, Star said, “I don’t know that Gabriel is in the best place to start a relationship with Emily…I am not sure that Emily wants a relationship with Gabriel under the circumstances.”
Although Alfie’s exit from Emily’s life appears to be firm and steady, it is, according to Star, not the ultimatum. He said, “Emily is still going to be working with Alfie, Gabriel, and Camille. Those work relationships are really fraught with emotional conflicts.”
Be that as it may, Star does not explicitly disclose whom Emily will choose in the upcoming installment.
Lily Collins, who reprises the female protagonist, Emily Cooper, is also serving as the executive producer on the show. In a conversation with People about her character arc in Season 4, she revealed that she wants her character to receive closure. Additionally, she mentioned that her character’s friendship with Ashley Park will remain honest and grounded in the upcoming season as well.
What can we expect to happen in Emily in Paris season 4?
The previous season of Emily in Paris took flight with a plethora of heavy turbulences that shook Emily on personal as well as professional fronts. In the wake of Savoir’s parent company withdrawing all support in the company operations held in France, Emily’s boss Madeline (Kate Walsh), decides to head back home to Chicago, while Emily makes the brave decision to stay in Paris, which lands her back her old job at Sylvie’s (Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu) new firm.
On a more personal level, Emily and her boyfriend Alfie (Lucien Laviscount) were doing great until Gabriel (Lucas Bravo) and Camille (Camille Razat) came into the picture. The duo’s engagement was not only disastrous for them, but it also rippled the silent and peaceful waters of the relationship between Emily and Alfie, with the latter leaving her, one can only assume, forever. Emily in Paris Season 3 concludes on an exciting cliffhanger as Gabriel reveals Camille’s pregnancy while confessing his present feelings for Emily, who also does not abstain from reciprocating her feelings for him.
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…”
Concerning what tangent Gabriel and Camille’s baby will lead season 4 to take, 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.”
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.”
Who are the cast members of Emily in Paris Season 3?
The following list of cast members is expected to feature in Emily in Paris Season 4:
- Lily Collins as Emily Cooper
- Ashley Park as Mindy Chen
- Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu as Sylvie
- Lucas Bravo as Gabriel
- Samuel Arnold as Julian
- Bruno Gouery as Luc
- Camille Razat as Camille
- William Abadie as Antoine Lambert
- Lucien Laviscount as Alfie
In addition to the above-mentioned cast members, we expect some of the new recurring and supporting characters that season 3 introduced to be also featured in the fourth installment. We expect Paul Forman, who plays Mindy’s new love interest Nicolas de Léon to reprise his role in the fourth season as well, along with Melia Kreiling, who plays Camille’s love interest Sofia. Kate Dias as Benoît and Kate Walsh as Emily’s American boss Madeline Wheeler are also expected to reprise their respective roles in the upcoming season of this sartorial rom-com.
Is Emily in Paris season 4 the final season of the show?
At the time of writing this article, Netflix has not disclosed any word regarding Emily in Paris season 4, sealing the fate of the show. However, when the show received a two-season renewal order and the seasons were even rumored to be filmed back-to-back, wondering whether season 4 is the last one or not seems legit. Be that as it may, this is not the first time that a Netflix original series has been given two-season renewal order or even filmed two seasons back-to-back.
Joining the coterie, we have Virgin River and Heartstopper, and we don’t doubt whether the latest or upcoming seasons would seal the fate. These two, like Emily in Paris, are also smash hits.
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