Emily in Paris returned for a third season last week, following the marketing exec (played by Lily Collins) as she juggled two bosses and two love interests. Viewers may be left in shock after that huge finale cliffhanger, but rest assured, the runaway Netflix hit will be back for more escapist adventures and high-fashion looks. Here’s what we know about the forthcoming season so far.
Seasons 3 and 4 were filmed back-to-back.
The fourth season of Emily in Paris was actually ordered nearly two years ago, with the streamer renewing the show for both Seasons 3 and 4 in January 2021. Both Netflix and Collins announced the news back then, with the renewal coming soon after Season 2’s premiere.
Per Variety, the two seasons were filmed back-to-back in France earlier this year, which means we may see the show’s return even earlier than its traditional holiday season drop. The latest we’d get the new season is right before Christmas 2023.
Lily Collins has teased that Season 4 will include a “Roman holiday.”
During a short video presented during Netflix’s Tudum event, Collins teased what’s in store for the upcoming season. The actress started by bringing up all of the questions left from the dramatic season 3 finale. “Is Alfie still heartbroken? Will Gabriel get his Michelin star? Will Mindy and the band go to Eurovision? Will Sylvie’s rekindled love last?” she said. “And the question on all of our minds: will Emily and Gabriel finally get together?”
She also hinted that the drama did not end with the season 3 cliffhanger, teasing that Emily’s life will take an “unexpected twist,” teasing both a Roman holiday and an ultimatum.
“Emily is going to have to decide if everything she’s ever wanted is really what she needs,” she said.
Most of the cast is likely to return, including Alfie.
Though Netflix has yet to confirm the Season 4 cast, most of the show’s main players are near guaranteed to return, including Collins (Emily), Ashley Park (Mindy), Lucas Bravo (Gabriel), Camille Razat (Camille), Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu (Sylvie), Samuel Arnold (Julien), and Bruno Gouery (Luc).
As for Lucien Laviscount’s Alfie, who left Emily after Camille exposed her and Gabriel’s feelings for each other, Starr told TV Guide that the Brit will likely still be part of the show, as Emily will have to balance working with him along with her own lingering feelings
“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…Emily is still going to be working with Alfie, Gabriel, and Camille. Those work relationships are really fraught with emotional conflicts,” the creator said.
One cast member who likely won’t return for the entire fourth season is Kate Walsh, since Season 3 saw Madeline deciding to shut down the branch and return to Chicago. However, there’s always the chance that Emily’s former boss could show up for a scene or two.
The Emily-Gabriel-Camille love triangle will have to deal with “the prospect of the baby.”
Season 4 has a lot of ground to cover after the finale’s several cliffhangers, including Camille and Gabriel’s breakup at the altar, Emily and Alfie’s subsequent breakup after Camille’s confession, and the big reveal that Camille’s pregnant. Starr told Entertainment Tonight that the pregnancy will be a serious complication for whether Gabriel and Emily finally act on their feelings for each other. However, the creator also said that it’s unlikely that we’ll actually see Camille give birth any time soon.
“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 said. “One season really covers a couple months… We’ve had three seasons and maybe six months of actual time [have passed], so I’m not sure we’re going to actually see a baby in season 4. But I think that we’re going to have to deal with the prospect of the baby.”