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Netflix’s Emily In Paris renewed for season two despite backlash

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Netflix’s Emily In Paris has been renewed for a second season – despite the barrage of backlash sent its way following the first season.

The streaming giant confirmed the series will be returning to screens as they kept with the French theme and wrote: ‘Béret exciting news. Emily in Paris will return for season 2. Oui oui!’

The cast, including Lily Collins, Lucas Bravo, and Ashley Park, also featured in a video which saw them celebrating and declaring ‘Deux’ (‘two’) to the camera.

After a range of bizarre celebrations, the clip ends with the caption: ‘Deux is always better than un.

‘Emily In Paris will return for season 2!’

Another tweet read: ‘Friendly reminder Emily in Paris is supposed to be pronounced with a French accent so “Emily” and “Paris” rhyme.’

The series follows marketing pro and influencer-in-the-making Emily (Lily) who lands in the capital from the US for a new job and immediately falls into the bad books of snooty boss Sylvie (Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu) and co-worker Julien (Samuel Arnold).

 

From there, Emily explores the fashion and dating worlds of Paris with her new bestie Mindy (Ashley) in tow.

However, it faced backlash from critics who accused it of overusing French stereotypes.

Lily later responded to the backlash, telling Vogue Arabia: ‘As disheartening as it sometimes is to read these things, it’s also a gift; you’re being allowed to improve.’

Lucas, who stars as chef Gabriel, said that while he ‘understands all the critics’, he is ‘so happy and grateful’ to have taken part in the show.

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Lily Collins and Ashley Park star in the controversial show (Picture: REX)

‘I’m just so happy and grateful, and it’s humbling to see how people are responding to it,’ the French actor recently told People.

‘I understand all the critics – I am French, I know what they feel, how they feel and why they would feel that, but it’s a positive feeling.’

The actor added that the ‘biggest cliché’ in the program, which he said is ‘so true’, is that people in France smoke when they go to the gym.

Meanwhile, creator Darren Star defended his choices, telling The Hollywood Reporter: ‘The show is a love letter to Paris through the eyes of this American girl who has never been there.

‘The first thing she is seeing is the clichés because it’s from her point of view.

Star added that he’s ‘not sorry for looking at Paris through a glamorous lens’.

‘It’s a beautiful city, and I wanted to do a show that celebrated that part of Paris,’ he said.

Emily In Paris season one is available to stream on Netflix.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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