Très bien! Emily in Paris season 4 finally begins production

Emily in Paris. Lily Collins as Emily in episode 310 of Emily in Paris. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022
Emily in Paris. Lily Collins as Emily in episode 310 of Emily in Paris. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022 /

It’s officially 2024, and we’re still awaiting Emily in Paris season 4. But we finally have some big news about when season 4 will begin filming to share with fans of the Netflix original series, and it’s some of the most exciting news yet. As announced on Jan. 19, season 4 is officially in production!

Emily in Paris season 3 premiered back in December 2022, and we’re lucky enough to have season 4 on the way this year. The series earned a two-season renewal for seasons 3 and 4 in January 2022, not long after season 2’s premiere on Netflix in December 2021. Even though the series hasn’t been well-loved by critics, the fan-favorite (Emmy-nominated!) romantic comedy has been a big hit.

As fans anticipate what happens next after that jaw-dropping season 3 finale and more information comes out about the next season, we’re learning more about Emily in Paris season 4. With the conclusion of the writers’ strike in September 2023, the gears are now in motion to begin filming ahead of the Paris Olympics, which Emily actually has played a part in.

We’re updating this report as we learn more information about the fourth season, when it begins filming, and what’s next for Emily. The latest update was on Friday, Jan. 19, 2024.

Release updates and predictions

The fourth season was reportedly eyeing an early fall 2023 start date, according to a report from Variety, but that start date fell into jeopardy because of the WGA strike continuing throughout the summer and the SAG strike starting in July. Production was originally supposed to begin in the summer of 2023, but it was pushed back to October. Neither filming dates were met.

Complicating things further, the studio where Emily in Paris films, Cité du Cinema, is booked for the Olympics starting in December 2023 and ending in October 2024. However, Variety reported that, with the writers’ strike being resolved in September 2023 and the actors’ strike being resolved on Nov. 8, season 4 would begin filming on Jan. 15, 2024 before the Olympics and last for five months. There’s also a shoot planned in Italy.

Knowing that filming will last for about five months, we can predict when the episodes could drop on our watch list. Season 4 of Emily in Paris has officially been bumped to 2024, but we’ll just have to wait and how long into next year we will be waiting for the season to drop.

Now that production has started on Emily in Paris season 4 in January 2024 and the season will be able to film in a reasonable amount of time, we could see the season in the summer of 2024, but that’s a best case scenario situation. A safer prediction is late summer 2024. We know this show doesn’t take as long as some of Netflix’s biggest shows, but it still needs time to finish post-production and promotion.

Release Prediction: Summer 2024

Season 4 is now in production!

On Jan. 19, 2024, Netflix shared the très exciting news that Emily in Paris season 4 has officially kicked off production. The streamer shared a selfie of Lily Collins holding up the script for the first episode of season 4, which was written by Grant Sloss and directed by Andy Fleming. The title of the episode isn't written on the script's front page, though eagle-eyed fans will catch that the table read for the first episode occurred on Jan. 17.

Collins herself also shared the exciting news with fans, saying it "feels so good" to be reunited with the cast and crew in Paris. She even posted a behind the scenes video of the creation of the season 4 production announcement selfie. She might think she's out of practice with Emily's selfie skills, but she did amazing! Check out the selfie in the photo below!

Just days before the production announcement, Collins and the series grabbed headlines when our girl Emily Cooper popped up in a hilarious advertisement for the upcoming Paris Olympics. She's got her classic Emily attire on and she pitches a larger-than-life idea to an unreceptive boardroom. Story of Emily's life! Oh, and she also sprays the room with champagne. What a throwback! Watch Collins reprise her iconic role to help promote the summer Olympics in the video below!

Previous season 4 production updates

On Sept. 29, Variety reported that with the summer Olympic Games having booked so much of the city’s time and space already for 2024, production on season 4 was eyeing a tentative January 2024 start date, which could come to fruition now that SAG-AFTRA was able to receive a fair deal with the AMPTP by the end of 2023. Variety also noted that the scripts have not been finalized, which has likely been in the works since the end of the writers’ strike.

On Nov. 16, Variety reported that filming is officially set to kick off on Jan. 15, 2024 in Paris and last for five months. As mentioned above, there’s also a planned shoot in Italy, though it’s unclear if that part of the production is included in the five-month window.

Because the Cité du Cinema studios where the series previously filmed its first three seasons has been booked by the olympics from November onward, Emily in Paris will now film season 4 in Studios Monjoie, with exterior scenes still filmed on location around the city. The season will have to wrap by June, since guidelines restrict filming in certain parts of the city from July to September 2024.

The season will also partially film in Rome, Italy. During TUDUM 2023, Netflix confirmed that Emily and the crew are heading to Rome for a holiday in season 4. What’s unclear right now is just how much of the season will be set in Rome and how much will be set in Paris.

Back on June 6, Variety reported that Emily in Paris season 4 had been officially delayed due to the writers’ strike. The fourth season had been planned to start filming in Paris by the end of summer or the beginning of fall, but was then pushed back for two months to the end of fall 2023. Of course, the delay extended much further as the strikes persisted.

Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, who plays Sylvie, previously spoke with Variety in late May and hinted that the forthcoming season had been impacted by the strike. By then, we knew season 4 wasn’t in production by May since Lily Collins and Ashley Park attended the Met Gala.

Previously, we believed production on Emily in Paris season 4 could have kicked off in summer 2023, as hinted at by this tweet from writer Joshua Levy. The writer shared a note from the Netflix team about beginning work on the season 4 writers room. That means, the writers had been hard at work plotting the scripts at the time.

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In the third season, Lucien Laviscount was promoted to a series regular, and the rest of the main cast from the first and second seasons returned. Assuming the cast will remain the same after the third season, here’s the current main cast of Emily in Paris:

  • Lily Collins as Emily Cooper
  • Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu as Sylvie
  • Ashley Park as Mindy Chen
  • Lucas Bravo as Gabriel
  • Samuel Arnold as Julien
  • Bruno Gouery as Luc
  • Camille Razat as Camille
  • William Abadie as Antoine Lambert
  • Lucien Laviscount as Alfie

Also, season 3 introduced new recurring and supporting characters that will stick around in season 4. Paul Forman plays Mindy’s new love interest Nicolas de Léon and Melia Kreiling plays Camille’s love interest Sofia. Kevin Dias returns as Benoît, and Kate Walsh reprises her role as Emily’s American boss Madeline Wheeler. Walsh’s storyline was wrapped up in season 3, though she could always make a return to stir up some drama. We’ll be sure to share casting announcements for season 4 as they arrive!

Ashley Park shares septic shock recovery post

Almost a month after Park initially revealed her health battle, she gave an update to Emily in Paris fans that she had stepped back into Mindy's sparkly outfits.

On Jan. 19, Mindy actress Ashley Park penned a personal post on Instagram sharing the health battle she had been facing since the start of the new year. Park wrote in the caption, "While on holiday in December into New Years, what started as tonsillitis spiraled into critical septic shock, which infected and affected several of my organs. I am grateful that my health has improved despite what we had initially been told."

She included a series of photos from the hospital and expressed her gratitude for her doctors, ICU nurses, "personal team of heroes," and Paul Forman. Park wrote that she loves Forman "more than [she] can say." (Emily fans will remember Paul Forman played her character's season 3 love interest Nicolas de Léon.) She also stated that she's still in the "throes of recovery," but assured that she's healing and that she's going to be okay.

The talented actress and singer received well wishes in the comments from Lily Collins, Mean Girls and Girls5eva co-star Busy Philipps, Mindy Kaling, Lucien Laviscount, Glen Powell, and others among thousands of fans. We wish Park nothing but the best, and we're so thankful she's recovering. Send Park some love! We all can't wait to see her back in action doing what she does best.

Warning: Spoilers from Emily in Paris season 3 ahead!

What could happen in season 4?

In the final moments of season 3, Camille leaves Gabriel at the altar and exposes the pact she and Emily made. Suddenly, Emily and Gabriel’s feelings for each other, which they keep avoiding, are out in the open. Alfie also walks out on Emily, not wanting to be her second choice.

When Emily and Gabriel have an honest talk about their feelings for each other after the wedding, Gabriel hits Emily with the bombshell that Camille is pregnant. Emily in Paris season 4 will surely navigate the conflicts that arise from the newly complicated dynamics between Emily, Gabriel, and Camille.

During the TUDUM Global Event, Lily Collins dropped in to offer a major teaser with fans in revealing that season 4 will see Emily going on a Roman holiday! Check out Collins’ TUDUM appearance below in which she promises we’ll get some answers to burning questions and more during the upcoming season:

How many seasons of Emily in Paris are there?

So far, there are only three seasons of the series available to stream. We know season 4 is written and ready to start filming as soon as the AMPTP makes a deal with the writers’ and actors’ unions.

So, officially, four seasons are in the works. As mentioned, it doesn’t look like season 4 will be the final season, especially with the Roman holiday tease at TUDUM 2023. We have to see the show end in Paris, right?

We think Emily in Paris season 5 will happen, but we’re waiting for the official word from Netflix. You can watch the first three seasons of Emily in Paris on Netflix right now. The show is a Netflix original and only streams where Netflix is available.

While you wait for season 4, you can watch these great shows on Netflix:

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  • The Mindy Project

Stay tuned for more Emily in Paris season 4 news and updates from Netflix Life!

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