Search icon


20th Jul 2020

Emily in Paris: Everything you need to know about the Sex and the City-esque Netflix show

Jade Hayden

Bring it.

2021 is going to be a questionable time for TV. Why? Because 2020 has been a questionable time for making TV.

For a considerable chunk of this year, shoots have been cancelled, production has halted, and series have been left in limbo as the coronavirus pandemic called stop on, well, pretty much everything.

Thankfully, there is still an abundance of great TV coming our way for the time being – including a new series from one of the creators of Sex and the City, Darren Star.

Emily in Paris is a Netflix romantic comedy starring Lily Collins all about (you guessed it) a girl named Emily living it up in Paris, working hard and playing even harder, probably.

According to Netflix, “Emily’s new life in Paris is filled with intoxicating adventures and surprising challenges as she juggles winning over her work colleagues, making friends, and navigating new romances.”

We wouldn’t expect anything less from an SATC alumnus, in fairness.

The upcoming series, expected to drop this autumn, stars Collins as the “ambitious 20-something marketing executive from Chicago.”

Having just landed her dream job in Paris, Emily ups and leaves for a life that is unfamiliar, challenging, and entirely enthralling.

Netflix have yet to grace us with a trailer for the series just yet, but from what we can gather from Collins’ social media, Emily in Paris is going to be chic, sophisticated, fun, and entirely focused on fashion.

Again, it wouldn’t take much to know that Darren Star was involved in this project.

Star also serves as writer and executive producer on Emily in Paris, while Collins is also a producer.

The entire series was shot on location in Paris too, so if you were at all concerned about not getting an authentic Parisian experience, never fear.

“MTV Studios and I couldn’t hope for a more perfect home for Emily in Paris than Netflix,” Star said recently. “With their international reach, we are excited to share Emily with audiences around the world.”

Also starring in the series is Ashley Park (Mean Girl on Broadway), Kate Walsh (Grey’s Anatomy) Philippine Leroy Beaulieu (Call My Agent!), Lucas Bravo (Smart Ass), and Samuel Arnold (Antony & Cleopatra).

Emily in Paris season one will have 10 episodes of 30 minutes each. It is expected to air this autumn.