“Oh my God, I feel like Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge,” says Emily enthusiastically, when she opens the window of her new Parisian apartment and sees the spectacular view of a chic boulevard. The young marketing executive from Chicago is about to start her dream job in Paris: her company has just acquired a French luxury marketing company – and Emily is tasked with revamping their social media strategy.
The optimistic and naive Emily soon discovers that Paris is not only “la vie en rose”. Her new life in the city of light is filled with intoxicating adventures and surprising challenges as she juggles winning over her work colleagues, making friends, and navigating new romances.
Netflix’ new romantic comedy series was created, written and executive produced by Darren Star, who rose to worldwide fame with Sex And The City in 1998. Will his new TV series be as successful? Let’s discover 15 Facts About Emily in Paris, the feel-good romanic comedy-drama of this autumn.
The romantic comedy series will premier on Netflix on 2 October 2020. Netflix acquired it from MTV Studios.
The series was filmed entirely on location in Paris and throughout France. It was filmed before the Covid-19 pandemic.
Lilly Collins plays the leading role. The 31-year-old British actress is the daughter of Phil Collins and US actress Jill Tavelman.
Lilly Collins is also one of the producers of the new series.
Emily in Paris was written and created by Darren Star (59), the creator of Sex and the City, one of the most iconic TV series starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon.
In an interview with Variety, Daren Star said: “Emily is not fully embraced by some of the French – she’s an American girl who comes to France and doesn’t speak any French, she has opinions about how to do things, but finds out ‘the American way is the best’ doesn’t always hold true and she makes a lot of faux pas.”
While Sex and the City remains Darren Star’s biggest claim to fame, he’s created several more addicting hits, including Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, and Younger.
The plot reminds me a little bit of The Devil Wears Prada: Emily, an ambitious marketing executive from Chicago, unexpectedly lands her dream job in Paris when her company acquires a French luxury marketing company – and she is tasked with revamping their social media strategy. But as a freshly-minted American in Paris, Emily has to overcome culture shocks, as she aims to win over her new French colleagues, make friends, and navigate new romances in the City of Light.
Emily in Paris is a series of 10 30-minute episodes.
Emily’s stylish wardrobe is another star of the show. Patricia Field, who led costume design for Sex and the City and The Devil Wears Prada, was in charge of the costume department for Emily in Paris – and included many French style favourites.
Lilly Collins is joined by Ashley Parker ((Mean Girls on Broadway, Tales of the City), Grey’s Anatomy’s Kate Walsh, Samuel Arnold (Antony & Cleopatra), and a few French actors, including Camille Razat (The 15:17 to Paris), Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu (Call My Agent) and Lucas Bravo (Smart Ass).
Netflix’ official trailer was released on 1 September (see below).
(More facts will be revealed after the premiere of the series.)
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