Lily Collins will star in “Emily in Paris,” a new series from creator Darren Star. Collins is serving as a producer on the half-hour dramedy series, which focuses on a young woman from the Midwest who moves to Paris to start her career. Darren Star is the creator of the series, and he will also serve as executive producer. Paramount ordered 10-episodes of the show back in September, and the show itself is scheduled to premiere in 2020.
Collins has been busy this year, the young actor starred as Fantine in BBC’s “Les Misérables” with David Oyelowo and Dominic West, and as Liz Kendall in Netflix’s “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil” with Zac Efron. Fans of Collins will see her in the “Tolkien” bio-drama as Edith Bratt, starring opposite Nicholas Hoult, and Anthony Lucero’s drama “Halo of Stars” with Holliday Grainger and Lukas Haas.
Collins is currently filming “Inheritance,” a thriller from Vaughn Stein, which also stars Connie Nielsen, Simon Pegg, Chace Crawford, and Christina DeRosa. Down the line, Collins is also expected to star in the thriller “Titan” and the Hope Dickson Leach adaptation of “The Cradle.”
Collins made the confirmation on Instagram telling her followers, “It’s official. I’m so thrilled to finally be able to share this news with you! I’m going to be starring in a new TV series called “Emily in Paris” created by THE legendary #DarrenStar.” Collins added, “Exploding with excitement as I will not only be starring in it, but this is also the first project I get to be a producer on! Can’t wait for you all to be part of this show every step of the way.”
Paramount Network stopped short of announcing the supporting cast, and outside of the 2020 release window, we don’t have an exact date for the premiere. Collins’ “Tolkien” drama will hit theaters on May 10th.
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