Emily in Paris Season 3 is steadily approaching! Your favorite stylish expatriate Emily Cooper, played by Lily Collins, will soon return to Netflix for the third chapter of her adventure. The production officially started filming in Paris, France this June and promises to deliver another exciting season!
On June 2, Lily Collins posted an Instagram photo of herself and co-star Ashley Park in the City of Light, with the Eiffel Tower seen in the background. “Reunited in Paris! Let season 3 filming begin!” Lily wrote in her caption. Ashley posted a similar set of photos on her own page. “Those Americans roaming Paris again yayyyyy!” she said, tagging Lily.
Whether you hate to love Emily or love to hate her, there’s no denying that the forthcoming third season of the show will be its biggest yet — and you do not want to miss out.
Only a month after Netflix released Season 2, Emily in Paris Season 3 was announced on January 10, 2022, along with another exciting announcement — the show was renewed for a fourth season, as well. “Say ‘bonjour’ to 3 & 4! EMILY IS OFFICIALLY RETURNING FOR TWO MORE SEASONS!” reads the caption from the official Emily in Paris IG account.
Who will be back during this season?
Lily Collins, Ashley Park (who plays Mindy), Lucas Bravo (Gabriel), Camille Razat (Camille), and Lucien Laviscount (Alfie) are all expected to be back as they were all present at PaleyFest LA 2022 to discuss the show’s upcoming seasons.
Other key cast members expected to definitely return for S3 are Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu (Sylvie), Samuel Arnold (Julian), and Bruno Gouery (Luc). Kate Walsh’s character, Emily’s boss Madeline, was about to give birth at the end of Season 2, so we may not see much of her in S3, but possibly in S4!
The most recent big change to the cast was announced on April 11, 2022 — Lucien Laviscount was promoted from recurring character to series regular.
Laviscount expressed his excitement for the upcoming third season on Instagram, posting a screenshot of the promotion announcement and a few selfies from his bed. The casting change means that Season 3 might finally be Laviscount’s time to shine.
Emily in Paris creator and co-executive producer Darren Star has dropped a few hints about where Season 3 will take Emily and Co., literally and figuratively. Most recently, at PaleyFest LA 2022, Star revealed that Season 3 would place the characters outside of Paris, exploring other areas of France.
There have also been rumors that some parts of the third season will be filmed in London, but nothing has been confirmed as of yet.
Season 3 will be a season of big decision-making for Emily, as the Season 2 finale left the show’s heroine at a crossroads for her both her career and her heart. Will she take the job offer with the newly-resigned Sylvie? Will she return to Chicago, fleeing heartbreak after discovering that Camille and Gabriel have gotten back together? Or will she stay in Paris, and try to start anew?
And one of those tough choices includes Alfie. By the end of Season 2, Alfie has shared his unrequited feelings for Emily. He wants to take a brave step in their relationship, but Emily is caught in a love triangle. With the news that Laviscount was promoted to series regular in mind, we hope this means that Alfie will be sticking around, even if it further complicates Emily’s love life.
To make this insurmountable wait pass here’s a sneak peek of the set.
The third season of the show is expected to be released at the beginning of 2023.
Words by Melodie Bitala-Samba
Header image: @lilyjcollins