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Emily in Paris Season 4: Here’s everything we know so far about the titular marketing executive’s upcoming adventures in the French capital.

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In a nutshell:

Following yet another cliffhanger ending, Netflix confirmed that Emily Cooper will be remaining in the French capital for a fourth season of love triangles, retina-searing outfits and showstopping musical numbers – and it now finally has a release date. Here’s everything you need to know.

Who will be in the cast of Emily in Paris season 4?

Lily Collins and Ashley Park will return as Emily and Mindy alongside the show’s other stalwarts: Camille Razat (Camille), Lucas Bravo (Gabriel), Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu (Sylvie), Samuel Arnold (Julien) and Bruno Gouery (Luc). However, a question remained over the fate of Lucien Laviscount’s Alfie – the actor was promoted to a series regular last season, but his character stormed off in the final episode of the third instalment, seemingly marking the end of his on-again-off-again relationship with Emily. Darren Star, Emily in Paris’s creator, hinted at Alfie’s future in an interview with Deadline in December 2022, saying: “I don’t think romantically he is in the picture [anymore]. I don’t think that [takes] Alfie out of the show. He certainly has a reason to be in Paris, and he’s working with Gabriel. I feel like all of our characters are still connected, just in a more complicated way.”

And as for new additions to the cast? On 18 July, the streamer revealed that none other than the beloved British actor Rupert Everett would be coming on board as Giorgio Barbieri, the owner of a global interior design firm based in Rome, who has been friends with Sylvie for decades and makes it his business to know everyone else’s business, and to be the life of every party. There’s also the dashing Eugenio Franceschini as Marcello, a confident Roman who is “substantive but never flashy – true to the roots of his family’s company”; Anna Galiena as Antonia Muratori, his mother, the matriarch of the Muratori family and the head of their family business; Raoul Bova as Giancarlo, a charming, self-assured Roman commercial director who used to be Sylvie’s film professor; and Thalia Besson as Genevieve, Sylvie’s husband Laurent’s twentysomething daughter from a past relationship, who’s just moved from New York City to Paris to start her career. “Her bright, eager demeanour immediately endears her to Emily, who’s thrilled to have an American expat to mentor,” the network revealed. “But their similarities may end up complicating Emily’s life – both professionally and personally.”

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What will be the plot of Emily in Paris season 4?

While Star hasn’t revealed specific plot points for season four, he did give fans a taste of what they can expect in his interview with Deadline. Of Emily’s relationship with Gabriel, he said: “I think that a big question to think about [in] 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.” He added that the pair and Gabriel’s ex Camille would, in all likelihood, continue to co-exist, and perhaps even remain in the same building. “They are all involved in each other’s lives, they are friends, they work together,” he continued. “They’re all very much tied together. But I just think there were some big unforeseen complications here, especially for Emily. And perhaps Emily-Gabriel is not meant to be, at least in the immediate future.”

Star also stated that we could see more of Sofia (Melia Kreiling), and will almost certainly be seeing more of Sylvie’s husband Laurent (Arnaud Binard). The theme of season four, he added, would be “how to balance business and toxic relationships, because that’s going to be happening with a lot of our characters”. And as for Mindy, who is dating Nico (Paul Forman) but due to perform at Eurovision with her ex Benoît (Kevin Dias)? “Both will be in her life,” confirmed Star. “I don’t know what the details of filming are but I think that our plan is to go to Eurovision next season. We’re all set up for it.”

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And there is, of course, another trip on the cards, too. On 17 June 2023, Netflix released an announcement video featuring Lily Collins, in which the actor said: “While Emily’s heart will always stay true to Paris, her life takes some unexpected twists this season. Don’t be surprised to find her on a Roman holiday”. We can hardly wait.

Then, on 5 June 2024, Lily Collins finally shared some tantalizing first stills, after which Netflix released the official season four synopsis: “After the dramatic events of Camille and Gabriel’s misbegotten wedding, Emily is reeling: she has strong feelings for two men, but now Gabriel’s expecting a baby with his ex, and Alfie’s worst fears about her and Gabriel have been confirmed. At work, Sylvie is forced to confront a thorny dilemma from her past for the sake of her marriage, and the Agence Grateau team navigates personnel shake-ups. Mindy and the band prepare for Eurovision, but when funds run dry, they’re forced to get thrifty. Emily and Gabriel’s chemistry is undeniable as they work together towards a Michelin star, but two big secrets threaten to undo everything they’ve dreamed of.”

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When is the release date for season 4?

The fourth installment – like The Crown and Bridgerton before it – will land in two parts, with the first five episodes arriving on 15 August, and the second set of five on 12 September. In the video which confirmed the news, cast members were asked to choose three words to describe the upcoming season. Among the phrases they picked? Vulnerable, messy, chaotic, and heartbreaking. Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu’s Sylvie, however, only needs one word: “Revenge.”

Will there be more seasons?

It looks like it, yes. When asked by Deadline if season four will be the show’s final chapter, Star replied, “I definitely think the show has a life beyond next season. There’s no end in sight until everybody feels like it’s time to end.”

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So, has Emily in Paris season 5 officially been confirmed?

Not quite yet. There was much confusion back in May when, during the amfAR gala at the Cannes Film Festival, Winnie Harlow and Paris Jackson appeared on stage to auction off a walk-on role in Emily in Paris season five for charity. In the official auction booklet, the listing read: “From Sex and the City to Emily in Paris, Darren Star brings dreams to life, and he will bring the film dreams to life for one lucky bidder with a walk-on role during season five of Emily in Paris. As part of the walk-on role, the winning bidder will have the opportunity to spend a day on set in Paris during filming sometime after April 2025. To tide you over until then, the winning bidder and a guest are invited to attend the Los Angeles premiere of Emily in Paris season four this August.” Harlow and Jackson added that season five is scheduled to begin shooting in mid 2025, and the eventual winner of the auction shelled out a whopping €250,000.

However, it was then reported that the fifth season had not actually been greenlit, with the auction website being updated to say that the winning bidder would “have the opportunity to spend a day on set in Paris during filming, contingent upon season five pick-up”. All of this suggests that a fifth season is probably all but confirmed, though we may have to wait a little longer for the official news. Cue (cautious) jubilation from fans.

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