Filming for the fourth season of the popular series Emily in Paris, which was supposed to begin at the end of the summer, has been pushed back by at least two months due to the writers’ strike at the Writers Guild of America.
According to Variety, the delay could even be longer if ever the writers continue their pressure tactics. Netflix declined to comment on the news, but a source close to the broadcaster interviewed by the US magazine said the plan was now to start filming in Paris in late fall.
Netflix announced in January 2022 that the series directed by Darren Star would be renewed for a fourth season. The third season of the romantic comedy was launched last December following a crowd-pleasing launch event in Paris, attended by stars Lily Collins, Ashley Park, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Kate Walsh, Camille Razat, Lucas Bravo, Lucien Laviscount, Bruno Gouery and Samuel Arnold.
Present at the Cannes Film Festival on the occasion of the Women in Motion gala, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu had recognized that the filming of season 4 of Emily in Paris risked being upset by the writers’ strike. The WGA’s 11,500 or so screenwriters are calling on the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers to get a fairer share of the royalties paid by online content broadcasters. They argue that this imbalance has meant that their average salaries have fallen considerably over the past decade.