The Bear had fans hooked immediately after debuting last June. Starring Jeremy Allen White as award-winning chef Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto, the series follows him as he returns to his family’s sandwich shop in Chicago after his brother’s death and tries to transform the business.
Luckily, last July, FX announced that they’ve renewed the hit show for another season. Here’s what we know about season 2 so far.
Will there be a season 2 of The Bear?
Eric Schrier, FX Entertainment President, said in a press release, “The Bear has exceeded our wildest creative, critical and commercial expectations.”
He went on to praise the team who made the show possible.
“We deeply appreciate the brilliant work led by Creator and Co-Showrunner Christopher Storer and Co-Showrunner Joanna Calo,” said Schrier. “Jeremy Allen White’s lead performance is spectacular, as are those of his co-stars Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri, Abby Elliott, Lionel Boyce and Liza Colón-Zayas. We can’t wait to get to work on season 2.”
Who will be in season 2 of The Bear?
Along with the announcement of the second season, the press release named most of the same people Schrier did, saying it stars Jeremy Allen White, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri, Abby Elliott, Lionel Boyce, Liza Colón-Zayas, Edwin Lee Gibson, and Matty Matheson.
There might also be some more flashbacks with Joel McHale as Carmy’s old New York boss, Jon Bernthal as his brother Mikey Berzatto, and Oliver Platt as Cicero.
Co-showrunners Christopher Storer and Joanna Calo will also be back and said in a statement, “We are so grateful to FX, our insanely talented cast, our crew who worked hard, fast, and in the dead of winter, not to mention everyone who watched. And we can’t wait to bring you all back to The Bear in 2023.”
What will season 2 of The Bear be about?
Carmy is firmly ensconced at the Beef of Chicagoland sandwich shop, and though much of the show revolves around his grief and family dynamics, it’s also fun to watch the restaurant get reinvented under his guidance.
The first season ends with Carmy finding a note from his brother on a spaghetti recipe, reading, “Let it rip.” He also finds a bunch of money in cans of crushed tomatoes, a gift from his late brother that means he has a bunch of capital for any changes he wants to make.
When will season 2 of The Bear be released?
Season 2 premieres on June 22 on Hulu. There will be 10 episodes total (which is two episodes longer than season 1).
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Is there a trailer yet?
Yup, the official season 2 trailer arrived on May 15, teasing Carmy & co.’s overhaul of the restaurant.
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Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.