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Emily In Paris Season 3 Release Date, Cast, And Plot - What We Know So Far

"Emily in Paris" Season 2 is currently available on Netflix, which means more of the establishing shots of the Eiffel Tower, Emily Cooper (Lily Collins) and her friends sipping wine in cafes, cute berets, and social media speak that fans enjoyed in the show's first season.

Season 2 dials back on Emily's fish-out-of-water storyline and spreads the wealth, giving its cast of supporting characters juicier story arcs beyond just orbiting a particular American in Paris. Returning for the series' sophomore season are Lucas Bravo (Gabriel), Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu (Sylvie), Ashley Park (Mindy), Camille Razat (Camille), Samuel Arnold (Julien), and Bruno Gouery (Luc). Joining them are other familiar faces and a few attractive new ones. Meanwhile Emily, who continues to equally dazzle and disappoint at work and pine after Gabriel, manages to maintain her plucky, can-do spirit. That much hasn't changed.

The series written, created, and produced by Darren Star ("Sex and the City") is arguably the perfect holiday treat for those who want something a little more risqué than Hallmark and Lifetime movies to warm them up on a chilly winter evening. The Season 2 finale leaves no doubt that Star is hoping for (if not expecting) a Season 3, which has since been confirmed. Here's everything we know about what's to come for "Emily in Paris."

Updated October 12, 2022: This article has been updated to cover Season 3's release date, trailer, showrunner, and rating, as well as its Season 4 renewal and where to stream past seasons.

When is the release date of Season 3 of Emily in Paris?

Season 2 of "Emily in Paris" dropped on Netflix on December 21, 2021. Its renewal was unsurprising given that, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the Nielsen Corporation reported that Netflix subscribers consumed Season 1 of "Emily in Paris" like a delicious French pastry, watching "more than 676 million minutes of the series within its first week of release." However, critics were less excited by the show. "Emily in Paris" is certified (not so) fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a 61% approval rating at the time of writing. As reviews suggest, Star's vision of Paris may be as nonsensical as an Antoine Lambert (William Abadie) produced perfume ad. Still, it's hard to deny how "Emily in Paris" is a top-notch guilty pleasure for many. 

The show remained successful enough among its fanbase to receive a renewal for a third season, which was announced in January of 2022 (via TVLine). Then, during its September 2022 Tudum event (via Deadline), the streaming service revealed that "Emily in Paris" Season 3 will premiere on December 21, 2022.

Who is in the cast of Season 3 of Emily in Paris?

Although Emily's plans are left up in the air in the Season 2 finale, Lily Collins, who also serves as a producer on the series, is confirmed to be returning to her central role in Season 3. After all, how can there be an "Emily in Paris" with no Emily?

Furthermore, the conclusion of Season 2 sets up the return of virtually every major player as well as Emily's continuing love triangle with Camille and Gabriel. Actually, make that a quadrangle, with Emily's latest boyfriend, British hottie Alfie (Lucien Laviscount), rounding out the foursome. Kate Walsh, who plays Emily's pregnant American boss Madeline Wheeler, is the adversary for Sylvie we didn't know we needed in Season 2, and she's poised to become a Season 3 regular. Notably, Madeline arrives in Paris in the season's penultimate episode and manages to blow up Savoir and Emily's life along with it by the finale's end.

Broadway performer Ashley Park gets plenty of opportunities to showcase her singing talents, and her character Mindy's journey from fallen idol to chanteuse is only just getting interesting at the end of Season 2. Also guaranteed to return are Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Samuel Arnold, and Bruno Gouery, whose characters join forces to become Savoir's fiercest competitor.

What will Season 3 of Emily in Paris be about?

The Season 2 finale of "Emily in Paris" ends on a big cliffhanger: will Emily stick with Madeline holding together what's left of Savoir, or throw caution to the wind and side with Sylvie? Either way, it will be interesting to see the show explore her relationships with both women. It's evident in the finale that Emily is beginning to feel undervalued by Madeline while finally receiving the validation she's been craving from Sylvie.

All signs point to Emily playing it safe. That means getting on the fast track for a one-way ticket back to the U.S., putting distance between herself and Gabriel, who, while handsome and charming, is also someone who moves in with his ex-girlfriend because his first choice turns him down. Emily isn't much better, toying with the affections of Alfie when her heart belongs to Gabriel. Not only is "Emily in Paris" running the risk of dragging the will-they-won't-they storyline on for too long, but it's also becoming less a question of whether they belong together and more of whether they deserve each other. Of course, beyond these two central storylines, "Emily in Paris" Season 3 likely has some surprises in store for viewers as well.

Is there a trailer for Emily in Paris Season 3?

While Netflix has yet to release an extended look at "Emily in Paris" Season 3, the streaming service premiered a short, twenty-five-second-long teaser trailer during its September, 2022 Tudum event, which thus far accounts for the only footage released of the upcoming season.

At the trailer's start, Emily fusses over her choices between Madeline and Sylvie professionally, as well as Alfie and Gabriel romantically. Meanwhile, she cuts her own bangs in the mirror, reducing herself to a near-timeless cliché. When Mindy sees this, she immediately scolds Emily, presumably for acting in a way largely understood to mean a woman is not okay. After some vague teases of various events that will take place over the season, the trailer closes on a conversation between Emily and Gabriel in which she insists that sometimes people cut their own bangs when they're feeling fine. This is, however, clearly not the case for Emily.

Will there be a fourth season of Emily in Paris?

Netflix only waited a matter of weeks after "Emily in Paris" Season 2's December, 2021 premiere to announce that a third season is in the works. At that time, however, Netflix not only confirmed "Emily in Paris" Season 3, but announced that Season 4 is also a done deal.

Furthermore, Season 4 is currently in development. In a piece otherwise about Netflix debuting a few preview images of Season 3 in advance of its first teaser trailer, Variety confirmed that filming of both Seasons 3 and 4 was underway at the time of the article's September 2022 publication. This doesn't necessarily mean that Season 4 will release any sooner than December of 2023, following the precedent set by each season prior, but this news does effectively neutralize the possibility of any sort of delay. So, after Season 3 premieres on December 21, 2022, fans can rest assured that the show will be back for more, most likely just about exactly one year later.

Who is the showrunner for Emily in Paris Season 3?

Darren Star serves as showrunner on Seasons 1 and 2 of "Emily in Paris," and should be back for the show's third season in the same capacity. Star even began sharing insight into his plans for "Emily in Paris" Season 3 as early as December 23, 2021, just one day after the second season premiered on Netflix. At that time, Star spoke with TV Line about the final episode of Season 2 and revealed some of what he had in mind for future episodes, in spite of Netflix having yet to officially announce the show's renewal when the interview was published.

For those unfamiliar with his work outside of "Emily in Paris," Star is a Hollywood veteran. Past shows he created include "Sex and the City," "Beverly Hills, 90210," and "Melrose Place," among others. Star will bring decades of experience, then, to the production of "Emily in Paris" Season 3 as its returning showrunner.

Where to watch previous seasons of Emily in Paris

Thankfully for viewers hoping to catch up on "Emily in Paris" prior to its Season 3 premiere, or even existing fans simply intending to review prior episodes before the start of the upcoming season, every episode of "Emily in Paris" released thus far is available through Netflix. "Emily in Paris" is a Netflix original series, and given that its fourth season is still in production with the streaming service at the helm, it should remain so for the foreseeable future. A Netflix subscription, then, is all that's required to stream every episode of "Emily in Paris," including its third and fourth seasons upon their upcoming premieres.

Of course, because "Emily in Paris" is a Netflix original, it's unavailable to watch anywhere else, and this will most likely remain the case indefinitely. Netflix, then, is the exclusive home of "Emily in Paris," past, present, and future.

What will Emily in Paris Season 3 be rated?

Seasons 1 and 2 of "Emily in Paris" are rated TV-MA, and fans can expect Season 3 to earn the same rating as its predecessors. While its plot may skew closer to a daytime soap opera than perhaps a typical prestige TV show, "Emily in Paris" nevertheless takes full advantage of the leeway its streaming service platform allows when it comes to its incorporation of content not fit for cable TV. A guide about the show's rating compiled from users' input on IMDb outlines how the majority of what earns the series its TV-MA rating is sexually explicit content, rather than a preponderance of violence — of which there is virtually none — or language.

Parents who might not want their kids exposed to such things, then, might want to take note of the TV-MA rating that "Emily in Paris" Season 3 should receive, while viewers looking for an adult-oriented comedy can rest assured that, in spite of its soapy nature, "Emily in Paris" doesn't shy away from certain mature subject matter.