Production Continues in Italy on ‘Emily in Paris’ Season 4

After nearly a year of delays due to the Hollywood strikes, we're finally one step closer to the fourth season of Netflix's Emily in Paris.

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Emily In Paris Season 4 Everything We Know

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Darren Star’s Emily in Paris is returning for a fourth season on Netflix, and production is now underway. Below, we’ll be keeping track of everything you need to know about Emily in Paris season 4, including the plot, cast news, production updates, and the Netflix release date.

Emily in Paris is a Netflix Original romantic comedy series created by Darren Star, the creator of Sex and the City. The show is produced by Star’s own production company, Darren Star Productions, and is also produced in collaboration with MTV Entertainment Studios and Jax Media.

To date, Emily in Paris is one of the most successful comedies in the Netflix library.

Now let’s move into everything known about Emily in Paris season 4:

Emily in Paris renewed for a fourth season

Official Renewal Status: Renewed (Last Updated: 25/07/2023)

We’ve known for some time that Emily in Paris would return for a fourth season as Netflix renewed the romantic comedy for a third and fourth season.

On June 17th, 2023 Netflix dropped an announcement video on YouTube to remind everyone that the fourth season was still happening.

To date, Emily in Paris has amassed a total of 684,200,000 Hours watched in the global top ten. With numbers that good, it’s not hard to see why the series was renewed.

What is the production status of Emily in Paris?

Official Production Status: In Production

Production for the fourth season was scheduled to begin sometime in the Summer or Fall of 2023. However, thanks to the  WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, production was put on hold.

The third and fourth seasons of Emily in Paris were originally scheduled to be filmed back to back. However, this didn’t happen.

Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu first confirmed the Production Delay at the Kering Group’s Women in Motion Dinner on May 21st, 2023.

With the strikes officially over, the series is back in pre-production, and filming is expected to get underway in January 2024. Issue 1377 of Production Weekly has a January 22nd, 2024, date listed. Once started, filming is expected to run until April 2024. The budget on the show is reportedly between $3 and $5 million and episode.

On January 19th, 2024 – Netflix’s social media accounts all posted a picture of Lily Collins at a table read for Emily in Paris season 4 with the caption, “Bonjour from Paris! Emily in Paris season 4 is now in production.”

The script is for episode 1 that’s written by Grant Sloss and directed by Andy Fleming.

Emily In Paris Now In Production

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Variety reported on April 30th that production on the fourth season of Emily in Paris has wrapped in France. Production has now moved to Rome, where a portion of the season is being filmed. Lily Collins confirmed production had ended in France in an Instagram post.

Which cast members are expected to return in Season 4?

It goes without saying that Lily Collins will be returning to reprise her role as Emily in the fourth season. Her best friend, Mindy Chen, played by Ashley Park will also return.

Emily’s major love interest Gabriel, played by Lucas Bravo, will return.

We also expect to see Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu return as Sylvie, Samuel Arnold as Julien, and Bruno Gouery as Luc.

Darren Star, in an interview with Deadline, teased the return of Melia Krleing’s character of Sofia, and the return of Lucien Laviscount’s Alfie, the ex-boyfriend of Emily.

What can we expect from the fourth season of Emily in Paris?

In Darren Star’s interview with Deadline, some minor details about what to expect in the fourth season were revealed.

When discussing the ongoing will they won’t dynamic between Emily and Gabriel star had the following to say;

“Yes, they are star-crossed lovers, they really are. And I think that a big question to think about the next season is, Emily didn’t come to Paris for romance, she came for a job, and I think they’re both in a different, more mature place in their lives, Emily and Gabriel, and definitely a more complicated place.”

This sounds like we may go beyond the fourth season before we see Emily and Gabriel finally embrace. However, that’s not to say this season can’t also be filled with romantic moments between them

When asked about Sofia, Camille’s secret lover, Star said the following;

“I think quite possibly we could see more of her. I don’t know that that is a relationship that’s over, and I think that there was a romantic spark between the two of them that I feel like we’ve never seen between Camille and Gabriel. I feel like there’s like some real passion there between the two of them.”

Star also revealed what the apparent theme of the story will be for the fourth season after he was asked about Sylvie’s reconciliation with her husband Laurent.

I think that will be our theme for Season 4. Season 3 was about making choices. I think Season 4 is about how to balance business and toxic relationships because that’s going to be happening with a lot of our characters.

It sounds like there’s going to be a lot of drama. Rumour has it Emily will also be taking a trip to Rome sometime in season 4.

When is Emily in Paris season 4 coming to Netflix?

With filming expected to end in April 2024, there’s a chance we could see Emily in Paris return by the end of 2024.

Are you looking forward to watching Emily in Paris? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.