The series stars Collins as a naive marketing executive trying to get to grips with life in Paris after being hired to provide an American perspective at a marketing firm.
While fans have flocked to watch the series, reviewers have responded negatively to the show’s portrayal of French “cliches” – with U.Z. writer and executive producer Star “not sorry for looking at Paris through a glamorous lens”.
“The first thing she is seeing is the clichés because it’s from her point of view (sic),” he explained. “I wanted to do a show that celebrated that part of Paris.”
He previously revealed he had drawn on his own experiences of visiting the city, telling the New York Times: “I wanted to showcase Paris in a really wonderful way that would encourage people to fall in love with the city in a way that I have.”
Watch the Emily in Paris Trailer below:
Although a second season of the show has yet to be commissioned, Star has revealed he already has ideas about what its heroine will do next.
“She’ll be more of a resident of the city (in season two),” he told Oprah magazine. “She’ll have her feet on the ground a little more.”
Collins, 31, previously told Vanity Fair she “would love nothing more than to be able to go back to Paris” to shoot a second season.