Sex and the City fans will instantly recognise the name “Darren Star” as the iconic show’s creator. He also created the original Beverly Hills, 90210Melrose Place, and Younger, and his new show, Emily in Paris, premiered on Netflix earlier this month.

Here’s everything we know so far about Emily in Paris.


Actress Lily Collins plays the titular character in Netflix’s new series, which follows a twenty-something marketing executive from Chicago who moves to Paris for an incredible job opportunity. However, the relocation isn’t all smooth sailing. As creator Star told Variety, “[Emily is] not fully embraced by some of the French [characters]—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.”

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Emily in Paris Lily Collins
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Even though there are bound to be some awkward moments for the show’s lead character, Star also revealed, “Emily learns from that experience, and it changes her idea of what success is.”


Carrie Bradshaw’s move to Paris was an important part of Sex and the City, especially as it made her realize how much she missed New York. And even though Emily in Paris is sure to draw some comparisons to Sex and the City, the Netflix show is keen to make the French city its star. “Sex and the City looked beautiful, but this show is just gorgeous. It’s very cinematic,” Star told Variety. “Television is much more like cinema now and filming in Paris was important, so we really made all the shots look big. It’s shot more like a film than a TV series.”

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Emily in Paris Lily Collins
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Although the series is billed as a “romantic fantasy,” the show “embraces [that fantasy] but also punctures it at the same time,” Star revealed. Much like Carrie’s disastrous time in Paris.


Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice star Kate Walsh plays Emily’s mentor in the show. Meanwhile, several French actors, including Philippine Leroy Beaulieu, Lucas Bravo, Samuel Arnold, Camille Razat, and Bruno Gouery will appear alongside Ashley Park of Mean Girls on Broadway, William Abadie, and Arnaud Viard.


All 10 episodes of the new series have arrived to Netflix on Friday, October 2.

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