Fans of Netflix’s “Emily in Paris” were finally reunited with the character they love to hate when the dramedy returned for its second season. And now the series is back for Season Three.
On April 10, creator Darren Star confirmed at PaleyFest LA that Lucien Laviscount was upgraded to a series regular, and the love triangle between Emily, Gabriel, and Alfie would continue in the new episodes.
Season Two included plenty of drama, love triangles and awkward moments with Lily Collins’ character Emily embarrassing herself in front of her new French friends. And just like Season One, the sophomore season ended with a cliffhanger that picked up in Season Three.
Here’s everything the cast and crew have said so far about the exciting third season.
What have the cast and crew said about Season 3 of "Emily in Paris"?
At the “Emily in Little Paris” Activation event in New York City on Dec. 16, Samuel Arnold, who plays Julian, spoke to TODAY.com and discussed the show's portrayal of French culture. He said viewers should remember it is a "fictional series."
"I don’t think (‘Emily in Paris’) should have the pressure to depict down to a tee the city or the way that certain people behave and stuff like that," he explained. "And I don’t even think that those characters are representing the French or the Americans. They’re just characters."
In an interview with TODAY.com, costume designer Marylin Fitoussi revealed that Collins changing her hair in between filming Seasons Two and Three inspired some of her looks in the latest season.
“When Lily cut her bangs, for me that was a trigger because it reminded me immediately of the pop icons of the ‘60s in France,” she said. “So I said, ‘OK, the ‘60s can be a very nice starting point on Lily.”
Fitoussi explained that Emily's style changes every year.
She said just like her fashion Emily is "evolving because she’s also growing up in her job and in her personal life."
"She makes Parisian style her own and I think (her approach is) much more interesting," Fitoussi shared.
Which cast members are returning for Season 3?
In addition to Collins reprising her role as Emily Cooper, many fan-favorites like Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu’s Sylvie, Ashley Park’s Mindy, Lucas Bravo’s Gabriel, Samuel Arnold’s Julie, Bruno Gouery’s Luc, Camille Razat’s Camille and William Abadie’s Antoine returned for Season Three, too.
Laviscount's character Alfie, the London expat who wanted to pursue a long-distance relationship with Emily, was back to play a bigger role as a series regular.
He spoke to TODAY.com at the “Emily in Little Paris” Activation event as well, discussing the love intense triangle between Alfie, Emily and Gabriel.
"I think everyone can learn a lot from Alfie," he said. "He walks with his heart on his sleeve. And is truthful about his feelings. He sticks by his morals and also allows grace in certain situations."
Laviscount also shared that his character will take a "more of a vulnerable journey" in Season Three.
When was season 3 released?
All 10 episodes of Season Three hit Netflix on Dec. 21.
Collins celebrated the arrival of the new season with an Instagram post featuring clips of her with her fellow "Emily in Paris" cast members.
The video showed multiple funny behind-the-scenes moments of Collins goofing off with Park in between takes.
"In case you were wondering how much fun we had on set," she wrote in the caption. "Cherishing these memories a little extra today. My heart is so full and beyond grateful for the @emilyinparis cast, crew, and fans for making this all possible. Season 3 is OFFICIALLY OUT on @netflix!!…"
And the actor will get to do it all over again. Netflix has already officially renewed the series for Season Four.