Netflix has announced that one of her series is now on production shooting in France. We are talking about 'Emily in Paris' starring Lily Collins as Emily, a young American woman that moves to Paris and while there she faces a lot of struggles working for a marketing agency, Savoir.
The first season of the series reached 58 million views in its first 28 days and in order for you to take into consideration its success, let's mention for example that Bridgerton was watched by 82 million people in the same amount of time, The Witcher was watched by 76M and Lupin 70M. The cast of 'Emily in Paris' also includes Ashley Park, Philippine Leroy Beaulieu, Lucas Bravo, Samuel Arnold, Camille Razat, and Bruno Gouery. Kate Walsh, William Abadie and Arnaud Viard.
In the statement about the second season, Lily Collins said that as an actor, artist, and creative the most meaningful gift was to “connect with people through your art in some way.” She also mentioned that she feels honored to be associated with Emily in Paris since it is a huge project that “provided people with some much-needed relief during a trying time when everyone was looking for a reason to smile and laugh.”
Collins also told that playing Emily taught her not only about herself but about the world around her “I couldn’t be happier to be back in Paris for Season 2 to expand upon those lessons, to continue to grow, and learn even more about this beautiful city and all of its character with Emily.”
Darren Star, the creator of the show (who by the way also created Sex and The City) explained that from the beginning they wanted to create “this beautiful cinematic view of Paris.” And indeed, they did since the first season was completely filmed in France. He also added that the timing of the series was ”fortuitous for us as everyone around the world was able to become armchair travelers and live vicariously through our cast. We could not be more proud and are excited to bring more joy to our fans as we start production on season two,” he added.
Thanks to the success of 'Emily in Paris', the Netflix series earned a Golden Globes Nomination but it turned out into controversy and scandal since it was revealed that around 30 members of the organization that votes who wins the award, took a vacation to Paris, all included, to visit the set of the series. According to one participant they were treated like 'queens and kings' and people concluded that their nomination was thanks to bribery.