The fourth season of ‘Emily in Paris’ was initially set to begin in late summer or early fall in the French capital that gives the show its name, but filming was delayed two months due to a writers’ strike. Yes, Variety has learned.
If the WGA members stay on the picket line, it could drag on, reports ‘Variety’. Streaming giant Netflix has declined to comment. According to a source close to the streamer, the plan is still to start shooting by the end of fall.
Netflix has announced a January 2022 renewal of Darren Star’s Emmy-nominated romantic comedy. Emily in Paris Season 3 dropped on streamers on December 21st after a big premiere event in Paris that wowed hordes of overjoyed fans. It was attended by the entire cast, including Lily Collins, Ashley Park, Philippa Leroy-Beaulieu, Kate Walsh, Camille Rajat, Lucas Bravo, Lucien Laviscount (who wore a bright purple suit), Bruno Gouri, and Samuel Arnold.
Filipina Leroy-Beaulieu, who plays Emily’s posh French boss, suggested the next season of ‘Emily in Paris’ could be affected by a writers’ strike on the red carpet of Kering’s Women in Motion gala dinner during the Cannes Film Festival.
When asked if plans for season 3 have been put on hold, Leroy-Beaulieu said, “A little bit. We’re waiting for that to be resolved. We’ll see how it resolves!”
Season 3 featured a strange storyline, a love triangle, and a cliffhanger involving a pregnancy. Within six days of its launch, it had been viewed 117.6 million hours and reached the top 10 in 93 countries. ‘Emily in Paris’ is one of several shows with screenwriters in the guild who are due to film in France being affected by the strike.
Another highly anticipated series that is partially set in Paris and has been delayed is ‘Etoile’, a ballet drama created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, the team behind ‘Etoile’.The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Ordered for two seasons by Amazon Prime, the series takes place in New York and Paris with a cast that includes Luke Kirby (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Camille Cottin (“Call My Agent!”), Simon Callow (“Outlander ) Are included. ‘), Lou De Laage (“The Innocents”) and David Alvarez (“West Side Story”).
The WGA strike is having an impact in France because of a boom of premium content ordered by streaming services, which has brought US and French talent closer together.
Many French productions also had to be postponed due to the unavailability of French actors on top of leading crew members. A major French producer said, “Since we have no visibility as to how long this strike will last, everyone’s schedule is in limbo and we cannot plan.”
Some shoots are still going ahead as per plan. These include the second season of ‘The Serpent Queen’, the Starz drama series Catherine de ‘Medici starring Samantha Morton, and ‘The Serpent Queen’.the walking deadspinoff, which began shooting in Paris before the strike hit.