Minor spoilers ahead.
Netflix’s Emily in Paris is the frilly, sexy, and ridiculous escape the Internet can’t stop talking about.
From the creator of Sex and the City and Younger (Darren Star), the comedy series follows Emily, played by Lily Collins, a rising marketing whiz who uproots from Chicago to Paris for an unexpected new role. She eventually obtains the social media following to document the move, and the vibrant wardrobe to dress for it, but she doesn’t speak a single word of French. As she stumbles her way through her posh, icy workplace and her new Parisian stomping grounds, she makes some friends along the way, like Mindy (Ashley Park), the stylish au pair; Gabriel (Lucas Bravo), the dreamy chef who lives downstairs; and a handful of French lovers.
By the end of the 10-episode series—spoiler alert!—Emily and Gabriel finally spend the night together after he breaks things off with his girlfriend, Camille (Camille Razat). But, they can’t stay together because he’s leaving for Normandy to start his own restaurant. In the final scenes, though, the plans change and Gabriel is able to continue working at his bistro in Paris, which is great news for Emily … until Camille finds out and seems to want to reunite with her old flame.
“Can we talk?” she texts Emily in a cliffhanger ending. Uh oh. Where can the story continue on from here? Here’s what we know so far.
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Netflix has officially renewed Emily in Paris for a second season.
The streaming company cheekily announced the news on November 11 with Savoir (the company Emily works for) letterhead, featuring a note from Emily’s boss, Sylvie Grateau (Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu).
“We hope that by extending her time in Paris, Emily will further the relationships she has already made, delve deeper into our culture, and perhaps pick up a few words of French,” she wrote.
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The cast also virtually reunited to break the news in a joint video.
Darren Star already has plans for what’s next.
Even before Netflix officially renewedthe series, Darren Star was brainstorming what’s next for Emily and co.
“In season 2, she’s going to be more of a part of the fabric of the world she’s living in. She’ll be more of a resident of the city,” he told OprahMag.com. “She’ll have her feet on the ground a little more. She’s making a life there.”
Collins, who is also a producer on the series, told Vanity Fair that Netflix is waiting to see how the show is received after the premiere.
Star also told E! News, “I don’t know about season two yet, but I think Emily has some surprising tough choices. The show’s so much about the culture undermining her expectations of how things are and how things seem. And everything will not be as it seems. It’s always about challenging her American worldview. We certainly have a lot of forks in the road and a lot of places to go.”
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Lily Collins is eager for more.
“I really hope we get to go into more episodes, because there’s so much that it leaves you hanging with. Emily has had to kind of pivot so many times in this experience already that I think she’s ready and able to kind of just go with it and see what happens,” Collins told BAZAAR.comlast week. “But I kind of love that Emily’s going into all these new situations just open-minded, and she’s not judging it, and she’s not judging herself.”
She also told Vanity Fair, “I would love nothing more than to be able to go back to Paris and do [a new season].” Apparently, Collins, Star, and the crew were inspired with more ideas as they filmed Season 1 in the French capital.
“There were so many situations that we were like, ‘Okay, write that down. That’s going to happen in season two,'” Collins added. She also noted that there could be potential for Emily to go abroad to a nearby country. “That would be so much fun,” she said.
Emily could go abroad.
For a possible second season, Collins imagines Emily in more places across Europe, and not just Paris. “At some point, I was joking with Darren and said, ‘Couldn’t they just, like, hop on the Eurostar and, like, have a British excursion?'” she told us. “I think it could be Emily going to all these different places. It’s Emily in … and then insert the city. She could just take the train and go all over Europe, and Mindy and her could go together.”
She added, “I think that there’s so much personality that we can dive into more in the second season if we get to go.”
Season 2 could explore supporting characters.
“We have a great world of characters that we’ve established,” Star told VF. “I’d like to explore so much more of the supporting cast, like Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, who plays Emily’s boss [Sylvie]. I think we’ve just scratched the surface of who she is and what makes her tick.”
Ashley Park is also interested in exploring Mindy’s love life in the next season. “I trust what’s planned,” she told OprahMag.com. “But a love interest would be fun! But the most important thing to me is the friendship with Emily.”
And Bravo thinks there’s a “huge field of opportunities” for Gabriel and Emily’s relationship in a follow-up season.
Lucas Bravo hopes Gabriel can get a new restaurant.
If another season is confirmed, Bravo would love to see his character thrive in the restaurant business. In the finale, Gabriel nixes his plans to set up shop in his hometown of Normandy when he gets a generous offer to stay at his Parisian eatery.
“I hope he’s going to get a brand-new restaurant where he will be able to bloom and do what he wants,” Bravo told BAZAAR.comlast week. “Because he was still a little constricted in the old one. I just want to see his creative mind at work in a new place, backed up by Antoine.”
In terms of his relationships, with both Camille and Emily, he said, “Darren is orchestrating everything, and we’re just playing the instruments.”
Collins is open to a Carrie Bradshaw cameo.
Given the show’s creator, wardrobe, and fun, flirty premise, it’s easy to draw comparisons between Emily and the iconic Carrie Bradshaw, made famous by Sarah Jessica Parker. But while Collins thinks her character was certainly inspired by the SATC star, Emily “[stands] alone.”
When Variety suggested that Bradshaw make a cameo in Emily Season 2, the actress was very excited about the idea.
“I would love that,” Collins said. “I feel like maybe that needs to happen. I might tell Darren about that. She could be like an apparition. Emily walks by, and there’s a reflection in a window, and she looks in, but she sees Carrie. Then it goes back and it’s her, and she’s like, ‘What?’ I think that’d be kind of great.”
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.