The production of the fourth season of “Emily in Paris” has been delayed by two months due to a writers strike, according to Variety. Initially set to begin filming in late summer or early fall in Paris, the show’s hometown, the delay could extend further if the Writers Guild of America (WGA) members continue their strike. Netflix, the streaming platform for the show, declined to comment on the situation. However, a source close to Netflix stated that the plan is still to start shooting by the end of fall.
“Emily in Paris,” created by Darren Star, was renewed for a fourth season by Netflix in January 2022. Season 3 was released on December 21, 2022, following a grand premiere event in Paris attended by the cast and Star. The show features Lily Collins, Ashley Park, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Kate Walsh, Camille Razat, Lucas Bravo, Lucien Laviscount, Bruno Gouery, and Samuel Arnold.
During the Cannes Film Festival, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, who plays Emily’s French boss in the series, mentioned on the red carpet of Kering’s Women in Motion gala dinner that the writers strike might affect the next season of “Emily in Paris.” Leroy-Beaulieu stated that plans for season 3 were slightly put on hold, but they are waiting for the strike to be resolved.
“Emily in Paris” Season 3 included a queer storyline, a love triangle, and a cliffhanger involving a pregnancy. It quickly gained popularity, accumulating 117.6 million hours viewed within six days and reaching the Top 10 in 93 countries.
The writers strike is also impacting other shows with screenwriters in the guild, including “Etoile,” a ballet drama created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, known for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” The series, ordered by Amazon Prime for two seasons, is set in New York and Paris and features a cast including Luke Kirby, Camille Cottin, Simon Callow, Lou de Laâge, and David Alvarez.
The strike’s repercussions extend to French productions as well, as streaming services have brought together U.S. and French talent. Many French productions will need to be postponed due to the unavailability of French actors and key crew members. The strike’s duration remains uncertain, causing scheduling difficulties for everyone involved in the affected productions.
Despite the strike, some productions, such as the second season of Starz’s drama series “The Serpent Queen” starring Samantha Morton as Catherine de’ Medici and a “Walking Dead” spinoff, have managed to proceed with shooting in Paris before the strike commenced.
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