Netflix’s Emily in Paris is getting a second season, Netflix announced this week. The show was sold several times before landing at Netflix. Emily in Paris, while popular, is polarizing. It’s about an American executive named Emily sent to Paris to integrate a newly acquired firm. The show chronicles Emily as she navigates cultural clashes while living and working in Paris. It’s been criticized for stereotyping Paris. Ahead of the Season 2 announcement, Netflix announced that “Paris” is pronounced “Paree” so that it rhymes with “Emily.” The responses were hilarious. Creator Darren Star, best known for Sex and the City, was interviewed by THR about the show. Here are a few excerpts:
Since its Oct. 2 debut, Emily in Paris has been a breakout word-of-mouth hit for the streamer. While Netflix does not release traditional viewership data, measurement company Nielsen said subscribers watched more than 676 million minutes of the series within its first week of release. The series has been a mixed bag with viewers and critics alike, drawing a 64 percent and 60 percent rating, respectively.
“The show is a love letter to Paris through the eyes of this American girl who has never been there,” Star …read more