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A Devil Wears Prada Sequel Is Reportedly In The Works

Gird your loins!

Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, and Emily Blunt in 'The Devil Wears Prada'
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Reports of a Devil Wears Prada sequel have moved at a glacial pace, but fans finally have an update they’ve been waiting for. As first reported by Puck News, writer Aline Brosh McKenna is said to be working on a long-awaited follow-up to the 2006 drama, with the original film’s producer Wendy Finerman on board to develop it.

Deadline also reports that The Devil Wears Prada director David Frankel is in talks to oversee a possible second movie. However, casting details remain to be seen, and it’s unclear if the original stars could be lured back.

The reported plot of The Devil Wears Prada 2 needs at least some of them. It would center on Runway magazine’s editor-in-chief, Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), as she struggles to keep the publication afloat in the digital age, according to Puck News. Meanwhile, Emily Charlton (played by Emily Blunt) would also return, working as a high-power advertising executive this time, rather than Priestly’s minion.

Based on Lauren Weisberger’s same-named novel, 2006’s The Devil Wears Prada follows aspiring journalist Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway), who unexpectedly lands a job as assistant to the intimidating Runway EIC, Miranda Priestly — a character thought to be inspired by Vogue’s Anna Wintour.

The Devil Wears Prada cast. Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic/Getty Images

The OG Cast Isn’t Convinced

While lead star Hathaway previously said the idea of a sequel was “tempting,” the actor recently told E! that she doesn’t think “a continuation of that story is probably ever gonna happen.” She added, “Let’s just keep the thing that we all agree with love.”

Hathaway also voiced skepticism over a Devil Wears Prada 2 during a 2022 appearance on The View. “I don’t know if there can be [a sequel],” she said. “I just think that movie was in a different era. Now everything’s gone so digital and that movie is centered around the concept of producing a physical thing and it’s just, it’s just very different.”

More recently, Blunt discussed the likelihood of a sequel on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, where she claimed there’s “never” been any plans for a second movie.

“Sometimes things should be cherished and preserved in this bubble and it’s okay,” she said, adding that her cast mates are “all good” with no sequel.