Created, written and executive produced by Star, Emily In Paris centers on Emily (Collins), a driven twenty-something American woman from the Midwest, who moves to Paris for an unexpected job opportunity, tasked with bringing an American point of view to a venerable French marketing firm. Cultures clash as she adjusts to the challenges of life in a foreign city, while juggling her career, new friendships and love life. (synopsis (c) Deadline)
Whether you want to call it a dramedy or a romantic comedy or just half-hour episodes of divertingly entertaining programming, Emily in Paris looks like it’s going to be a whole lot of fun.
Brought to lush Parisian-based life by Darren Star, who has given us the escapist delights of Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–2000), Melrose Place (1992–1999), Sex and the City (1998–2004), and Younger (2015–present) – thank you Wikipedia for the memory jog! – Emily in Paris had its genesis in a very specific aim by its creator.
“‘I’ve always been fascinated by the expat experience,’ said Star. ‘I can’t think of anyone better to bring this beautiful world to life than Lily Collins.'” (Deadline)
Collins, who is very much in demand, is also thrilled to be a part of the show.
“‘All of Darren’s shows have deeply defined, greatly impacted, and undeniably helped me navigate my journey into womanhood,’ she said. ‘I couldn’t imagine a more inspiring city to be our Emily in Paris home than Paris. What an absolute dream project!'” (Deadline)
We’ll find out just how dreamy it is when Emily in Paris premieres on Netflix on 2 October.