‘Emily in Paris’ hit by writers’ strike, season 4 filming delayed (EXCLUSIVE)

The fourth season of “Emily in Paris” was originally scheduled to begin in late summer or early fall in the French capital that gives the show its name, but filming was delayed by two months due to of the screenwriters’ strike, Variety has learned. It could last longer if WGA members stay on the picket line.

Netflix declined to comment. The plan is still to begin filming by late fall, according to a source close to the streamer.

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Netflix announced the renewal of Darren Star’s Emmy-nominated romantic comedy in January 2022. Season 3 dropped on the streamer on December 21 following a big premiere in Paris, which drew throngs of elated fans. and reunited Star and the entire cast, including Lily Collins, Ashley Park, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Kate Walsh, Camille Razat, Lucas Bravo, Lucien Laviscount (who wore a shiny purple suit), Bruno Gouery and Samuel Arnold.

Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, who plays Emily’s chic French boss, has hinted that the next season of ‘Emily in Paris’ could be affected by the writers’ strike on the red carpet at Kering’s Women in Motion gala dinner during the Cannes Film Festival. When asked if plans for Season 3 had been put on hold, Leroy-Beaulieu replied, “A little. We are waiting for it to be resolved. We’ll see how it goes!”

Season 3 offered a weird story, a love triangle, and a cliffhanger involving pregnancy. Within six days of its launch, it racked up 117.6 million viewing hours and landed in the Top 10 in 93 countries.

“Emily in Paris” is one of many shows with scriptwriters from the guild who have to shoot in France and who are impacted by the strike.

Another long-awaited series set partly in Paris that has been delayed is “Etoile,” a dramatic ballet created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, the team behind “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Ordered by Amazon Prime for two seasons, the series is set in New York and Paris with a cast including Luke Kirby (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Camille Cottin (“Call my agent!”), Simon Callow (“Outlander” ), Lou de Laâge (“The Innocents”) and David Alvarez (“West Side Story”).

The WGA strike has ramifications in France due to the boom in premium content commissioned by streaming services which has brought together American and French talent. A number of French productions will also have to be postponed due to the unavailability of French actors, in addition to key crew members. “As we have no visibility on how long this strike will last, everyone’s schedule is in limbo and we can’t make any plans,” said a top French producer.

However, some filming is going as planned. These include the second season of ‘The Serpent Queen,’ the Starz drama series starring Samantha Morton as Catherine de’ Medici, and ‘The Walking Dead’ spin-off, which has begun filming in Paris before the strike.

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