Darren Star, the creator of Sex and the City and Younger, has found the leading lady for his next television series — Lily Collins will star in the Paramount Network's new half-hour dramedy, Emily in Paris.
The 30-year-old actress will play the lead character, Emily, a driven Midwesterner who moves to Paris, France, for a unique job opportunity, according to a network press release posted on The Futon Critic. The twenty-something has been hired by a French marketing company to help them understand the American point of view.
Of course, cultures will clash as Emily adjusts to life in a foreign country, makes new friends, and searches for love.
"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 a statement from Collins, who is a Golden Globe nominee known for her roles in films such as Rules Don't Apply, To the Bone, and Mirror Mirror.
"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!"