Netflix announced the second season of the romantic comedy series Emily in Paris, on Wednesday.
The streaming platform announced the news by posting a formal letter by Emily’s French boss Sylvie Grateau, informing her boss Madeline Wheeler in the US that Emily will have to stay in Paris for some more time.
Netflix is yet to confirm the production and release date of the second season.
Emily in Paris will return for Season 2! pic.twitter.com/QDOzpzjliz
— Netflix (@netflix) November 11, 2020
“We are writing to regrettably inform you that Emily Cooper will need to remain in Paris for an extended period of time. Despite her overconfident manner and lack of prior experience in luxury goods marketing, she has nonetheless managed to charm some of our hard-to-impress clients during her short time at Savoir,” the letter read.
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Made by Sex and the City creator Darren Star, Emily in Paris follows the life of Emily played by Lilly Collins who is hired by Parisian marketing agency Savoir. The first season aired on October 2.
A huge hit in the US, the series was criticised, particularly in France, for promoting stereotypical images of the city and its residents. Several local reviewers and critics lashed out at the show for portraying cliches typical to the French culture.
In his review for Premiere, journalist Charles Martin wrote, “[In Emily in Paris] we learn that the French are all bad (yes, yes), that they are lazy and never arrive at the office before the end of the morning, that they are flirtatious and not really attached to the concept of loyalty, that they are sexist and backward, and of course, that they have a questionable relationship with showering. Yes, no cliché is spared, not even the weakest.”
During an interview to The Hollywood Reporter, Star had said: “The first thing she is seeing is the clichés because it’s from her point of view. I’m not sorry for looking at Paris through a glamorous lens. It’s a beautiful city, and I wanted to do a show that celebrated that part of Paris.”
The other cast members of the show include Ashley Park, Philippine Leroy Beaulieu, Lucas Bravo, Samuel Arnold, Camille Razat, Bruno Gouery, Kate Walsh, William Abadie, and Arnaud Viard.