Paramount Network is going to France. Today, the network announced they’ve ordered a new TV show called Emily in Paris.
From Darren Star, the dramedy follows “Emily, a driven twenty-something American woman from the Midwest, who moves to Paris for an unexpected job opportunity, tasked with bringing an American point of view to a venerable French marketing firm.”
Paramount Network has ordered 10 episodes of Emily in Paris, which is slated to debut this summer.
Read more info below:
Los Angeles, September 05, 2018 – The new Paramount Network today announced a full series order for “Emily in Paris” (working title) from Darren Star. The 10 episode, half-hour series will bookend a new Thursday dramedy night that launches in January with “First Wives Club,” from Tracy Oliver (“Girls Trip”), followed by Star’s hit-series “Younger,” that officially moves to Paramount Network for season six in the spring, followed by “Emily in Paris” in the summer.
“With Darren’s proven history as a hitmaker and Tracy Oliver’s fresh voice and perspective, we see a tremendous opportunity to build Thursday nights as destination viewing for fun female-driven dramedies,” said Keith Cox, President of Development and Original Programming for Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT. “Younger is a huge hit with a passionate fanbase that’s the perfect centerpiece to this line-up.”
“I am thrilled to be continuing my journey with ‘Younger’ and now ‘Emily in Paris’ on the Paramount Network,” said Darren Star. “Keith and his entire team inspire me with their passion and enthusiasm.”
Known for capturing the zeitgeist with series centered in New York (“Sex and the City,” “Younger) and Los Angeles (“Beverly Hills 90210,” “Melrose Place”), Star heads to the city of lights in this dramedy centered on Emily, a driven twenty-something American woman from the Midwest, who moves to Paris for an unexpected job opportunity, tasked with bringing an American point of view to a venerable French marketing firm. Cultures clash as she adjusts to the challenges of life in a foreign city, while juggling her career, new friendships and love life. Production will begin early next year in Paris. “Emily in Paris” is created, executive produced and written by Darren Star, with Tony Hernandez of JAX Media executive producing for Paramount Network.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Darren Star’s work? Will you watch Emily in Paris?