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Darren Star Returns to the Well With Netflix's Emily in Paris

ALSO: NBA Finals Game 2, Monsterland, Song Exploder, Vampires vs. The Bronx, and more.
  • Lily Collins in Emily in Paris. (Netflix)
    Lily Collins in Emily in Paris. (Netflix)

    As Primetimer's Tara Ariano writes, the trevails of a young glamorous professional finding their way in a new city is familiar territory for TV megaproducer Darren Star. In Emily in Paris, Star sends Lily Collins to the City of Lights, where she gets by on the international language of love. The series drops its ten-episode first season on Netflix today. Also today: Hulu rolls out a spooky new anthology series, Song Exploder brings the popular podcast to Netflix, and Lorne Michaels presents a new horror comedy. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Friday:

    SERIES PREMIERE: Up and coming Chicago marketing executive Emily Cooper (Lily Collins) heads to the City of Lights in Emily in Paris, where she faces professional challenges and a host of hunky French men. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    BASKETBALL: The post-season action continues with Game 2 of The NBA Finals. Tip-off is at 9:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM PT on ABC

    SERIES PREMIERE: Kaitlyn Dever (Unbelievable) stars in the first installment of Monsterland, Hulu's new horror anthology series based on the short stories of Nathan Ballingrud. Future installments will feature Kelly Marie Tran (Sorry for Your Loss), Jonathan Tucker (Westworld), and Mike Colter (Luke Cage). Watch the trailer. Streaming on Hulu

    SEASON PREMIERE: Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji) finds himself on the opposite side as his sister in an escalating gang war as Warrior kicks off its second season . Watch the trailer. 10:00 PM ET on Cinemax

    SERIES PREMIERE: Based on the hit podcast, Song Exploder presents a selection of songs, and asks their creators to reveal how they came to be. Featured musicians include Alicia Keys, Lin-Manuel Miranda, R.E.M., Ty Dolla $ign, and more. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: Executive producer Alex Gibney presents Kingdom of Silence, which opens the door on the twisted marriage of convenience between the United States and Saudi Arabia, one whose complex web of contradictions became more pronounced following the murder and dismemberment of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashogi in a Saudi Arabian consulate in 2018. Watch the trailer. 9:00 PM ET on Showtime

    ORIGINAL MOVIE: Producer Lorne Michaels presents the horror comedy Vampires vs. The Bronx in which a group of friends from the famous New York borough battle to save their beloved neighborhood from vampires and something far more sinister... gentrification. Streaming on Netflix

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: Emily in Paris, Netflix, Sex and the City, Younger, Darren Star, Lily Collins