Emily in Paris season 4: when will Netflix series return amid WGA members' strike - rumoured release date and cast

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Netflix confirmed they had renewed the romantic comedy for a fourth season in January 2022

Filming of Emily in Paris season 4 has been delayed due to the ongoing writers' strike, according to reports.

Netflix confirmed the hit series, starring Lily Collins as Emily Cooper, had been renewed in January but it appears fans will have to wait for a follow up to season 3 a little while longer. Variety says filming has been pushed back by two months and warned it could be longer if the WGA members remain on the picket line over fair pay.

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Netflix is yet to respond to reports though it is understood that the plan remains in place to begin filming for season 4 in the autumn. It means all the fans will have to remain patient for a follow up to a season which brought us new love interests, breakups, a wedding and a shocking announcement - but none of the concrete answers we crave.

*Beware spoilers for season 3 below

What is Emily in Paris about?

Emily in Paris follows the story of aspiring marketing executive Emily Cooper, played by Lily Collins, who moves from Chicago to Paris for a job at the French marketing firm Savoir. Cooper finds herself juggling adapting to her new life, making lasting friendships and finding romance in the city of love.

Lily Collins as Emily Cooper in Emily in Paris season 3 (Photo: Netflix)Lily Collins as Emily Cooper in Emily in Paris season 3 (Photo: Netflix)
Lily Collins as Emily Cooper in Emily in Paris season 3 (Photo: Netflix) | COURTESY OF NETFLIX

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about the season 3 finale Collins said it would leave fans wishing “there was a season four right away.”

The actress explained: “The finale really is the ultimate cliffhanger yet again, because there’s about five different things that happened in the span of however many minutes that all of a sudden makes you wish there was a season 4 right away. So the second that she makes decisions, things start happening again. But it definitely will leave you guessing.”

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Is Emily in Paris coming back for season 4?

Netflix has renewed the popular series for a fourth season, with Variety reporting in September that series 3 and 4 were currently “filming in France.”

Collins also confirmed the news with her social media followers in a post on Instagram, the actress said: “Woke up early to give you some VERY exciting news,” she captioned a photo of herself wearing a very on-brand pyjama set. “@emilyinparis is back for Season 3… AND wait for it, Season 4!!!!! I can’t tell if Emily would love or hate this announcement outfit but she’d be screaming either way. Truly love you all, thanks so much for the incredible support. Seriously cannot wait for more. Merci Beaucoup!!…”

When could Emily in Paris season 4 be released?

The release date for Emily in Paris season 4 has not yet been confirmed.

However, we can take some clues from the release dates of the previous three seasons. The series first landed on Netflix on 2 October 2020, season 2 was released on 22 December 2021 and season 3 dropped on 21 December 2022.

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The last two seasons have been released in December, just in time for the holidays, so it’s very possible that season 4 will drop around the same time in 2023.

Who could star in Emily in Paris season 4?

The cast for Emily in Paris season 4 hasn’t been confirmed, but it’s likely that members of season 3 will be returning, including newcomers Paul Forman who played the role of Nicolas De Leon and Melia Kreiling who starred as Greek artist Sofia Sideris.

Here’s who could star in Emily in Paris season 4:

  • Lily Collins as Emily Cooper
  • Ashley Park as Mindy Chen
  • Lucas Bravo as Gabriel
  • Camille Razat as Camille
  • Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu as Sylvie
  • Samuel Arnold as Julien
  • Bruno Gouery as Luc
  • William Abadie as Antoine
  • Lucien Laviscount as Alfie
  • Paul Forman as Nicolas De Leon
  • Melia Kreiling as Sofia Sideris

What could happen in Emily in Paris season 4?

The finale for season 3 was a huge cliffhanger, with many questions about the Camille, Emily and Gabriel love triangle left unanswered.

Series creator Darren Cross gave some insight about Emily’s romance with Gabriel in an interview with Deadline, Cross explained: “Yes, they are star-crossed lovers, they really are. And I think that a big question to think about 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.”

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He added: “They are all involved in each other’s lives, they are friends, they work together. They’re all very much tied together. But I just think there were some big unforeseen complications here, especially for Emily.”

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