The fourth season of ‘Emily in Paris’ was originally scheduled to begin filming in late summer or early autumn in the show’s namesake city, but the writers’ strike has delayed production by two months, according to ‘Variety’.
Variety reports that this could be prolonged if WGA members remain on the picket line.
The streaming media behemoth Netflix refused to comment. According to a source close to the streamer, it is still planned to begin filming by the end of autumn.
The January 2022 renewal of the Emmy-nominated romantic comedy by Darren Star was announced by Netflix. Season 3 debuted on Netflix on December 21 after a massive premiere event in Paris, which was attended by Lily Collins, Ashley Park, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Kate Walsh, Camille Razat, Lucas Bravo, Lucien Laviscount (who wore a purple suit), Bruno Gouery, and Samuel Arnold.
The writers’ strike has slowed production on Season 4 of “Emily in Paris.”
On the red carpet of Kering’s Women in Motion gala dinner during the Cannes Film Festival, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, who portrays Emily’s stylish French supervisor, implied that the upcoming season of ‘Emily in Paris’ may be affected by the writers strike.
When asked if preparations for the third season had been shelved, Leroy-Beaulieu responded, “A little bit. We are awaiting its resolution. We’ll see how it plays out!”
Season 3 featured a gay plot, a love triangle, and a pregnancy-related cliffhanger. Within six days of its release, it had amassed 117,6 million hours of viewing time and reached the top ten in 93 countries.
“Emily in Paris” is one of a number of programs with screenwriters from the guild that are scheduled to film in France and are affected by the strike.
Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, the creators of ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ are also responsible for ‘Etoile,’ a ballet drama partially set in Paris that has been delayed.
Cast members include Luke Kirby (‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’), Camille Cottin (‘Call My Agent! ‘), Simon Callow (‘Outlander’), Lou de LaAcge (‘The Innocents’), and David Alvarez (‘West Side Story’). Amazon Prime has ordered the series for two seasons.
The WGA strike has repercussions in France as a result of the explosion of premium content commissioned by streaming services, which has brought together American and French talent.
A number of French productions will also be delayed due to the lack of French actors, in addition to the absence of important personnel members. A prominent French producer stated, “Because we have no idea how long this strike will last, everyone’s schedule is in limbo and we cannot make plans.”
Nonetheless, some scenes are proceeding as intended. These include the second season of ‘The Serpent Queen’, a Starz drama series starring Samantha Morton as Catherine de’ Medici, and ‘The Walking Dead’ spinoff, which began filming in Paris prior to the strike.