‘Emily in Paris’ has been renewed for Seasons 3 and 4 on Netflix, as the streamer has decided to go ahead with the Lily Collins comedy series.
Season 2 of ‘Emily in Paris’ dropped on December 22, and the Darren Star-created show was viewed for 107.6 million hours in the first week and lost out to the new season of ‘The Witcher’, which was seen for 168 million hours in the same week. ‘Emily in Paris’ also secured the second spot in the Netflix list of Global Top Ten, for English language shows.
It already enjoyed the distinction of being Netflix’s most popular comedy in 2020, with 58 million viewers in the first month itself.
The story follows Collins’ character of the same name, an ambitious Chicago marketing executive, who gets her dream job in Paris. Season 2 sees her getting accustomed to Parisian life, though she still has some trouble navigating the idiosyncrasies of the local culture while becoming more entrenched in the French capital.
When she stumbles into a love triangle involving her neighbour and the first real friend she made, Emily decides to stay away from relationships and focus on work. Meanwhile, she meets an expat in French class and is both intrigued and infuriated by the individual.
The series also stars Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Lucas Bravo, Ashley Park, Samuel Arnold, Camille Razat, Bruno Gouery, and William Abadie while recurring cast members include the likes of Kate Walsh.
Despite being a favourite among viewers, ‘Emily in Paris’ has received its fair share of criticism due to the stereotyping of France. Joel Giraud, the French minister, pointed out the scene where Emily travels to Saint-Tropez by train. Meanwhile, the Eastern European community has also taken umbrage to Season 2, due to the depiction of the Ukrainian shoplifter, Petra. Oleksandr Tkachenko, the country’s cultural minister had called the portrayal offensive.