Emily in Paris grew to become an enormous hit for Netflix in the course of the pandemic, however the extremely anticipated second season won’t implement storylines involving the pandemic.
In reality, the comedy sequence will act like COVID-19 by no means occurred.
In a brand new interview with Variety, Lily Collins revealed why producers of the juggernaut felt it was proper to keep away from the pandemic.
“Season 1 allowed us an escapism when it came out that it felt it was something that needed to continue – [we’re] not addressing it because it brings a sense of escapism and joy and laughter in a time that we need it the most,” Collins instructed Variety.
While avoiding the pandemic is a giant resolution, it made manufacturing difficult.
“Shooting a show in a city that is highly populated where people are wearing masks, yet we’re shooting in a world that doesn’t exist with COVID – so it’s making sure that when we’re rolling the masks are off and when we stop rolling they come back on,” Lily mentioned.
“There were a couple of times when they started shooting and I was like, ‘Wait, half the people in the scene are still wearing masks.'”
Indeed, Emily in Paris Season 1 was escapism for a lot of.
It launched at a time when individuals weren’t touring, and it will likely be attention-grabbing to see how the present manages to sidestep the pandemic.
“Now more entrenched in her life in Paris, Emily’s getting better at navigating the city but still struggling with the idiosyncrasies of French life,” reads the official description for the second season.
“After stumbling into a love triangle with her neighbor and her first real French friend, Emily is determined to focus on her work — which is getting more complicated by the day.”
“In French class, she meets a fellow expat who both infuriates and intrigues her.”
It shall be enjoyable to see whether or not the present can seize the enjoyable of the opening season, or if it is going to undergo from the dreaded sophomore stoop.
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Emily in Paris Season 2 drops Wednesday, December 22 on Netflix.
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