Paramount Network has tapped Lily Collins to star in “Emily in Paris,” its upcoming dramedy from “Younger” creator Darren Star.
Collins will also produce the half-hour series.
“Emily in Paris” received a 10-episode commitment at Paramount Network in September. The series is slated to go into production later this year and premiere on Paramount Network in 2020. Additionally, sources tell TheWrap that Star’s “Younger” will remain at TV Land for its upcoming sixth season. Last year, Viacom had announced it would move over to Paramount Network. The series’ fifth season was the show’s highest-rated among the adults 18 to 49 demo.
“To be not only starring in a TV show created by Darren but also producing it with him and the Paramount Network is a real ‘pinch me’ moment,” said Collins. “All of Darren’s shows have deeply defined, greatly impacted, and undeniably helped me navigate my journey into womanhood. I couldn’t imagine a more inspiring city to be our ‘Emily in Paris’ home than Paris. What an absolute dream project!”
“Emily in Paris” is centered on Emily, a driven 20-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 Star, with Tony Hernandez of JAX Media executive producing for Paramount Network.