I never truly believed in the power of manifesting, until today. Gather around our thirsty friends because all our unashamed internet simping for Jeremy Allen White has paid off. Hulu's eight-episode series The Bear will be returning for a second season in June. Yes! Chef!
The renewal comes just a month after the first season of The Bear dropped, exceeding the expectations of everyone involved. In a statement shortly after the announcement, Eric Schrier, the president of FX Entertainment said, "The Bear has exceeded our wildest creative, critical and commercial expectations. We deeply appreciate the brilliant work led by creator and co-showrunner Christopher Storer and co-showrunner Joanna Calo. 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.”
I haven’t watched The Bear yet but I’m thrilled that people who’ve never worked in a restaurant are being introduced to an exclusive strain of Sexually Competent Dirtbag™️ that only exists in a restaurant kitchen pic.twitter.com/ZnZJOdM0l8
— Sarah York (@thesarahyork) July 6, 2022
What can we expect from The Bear season 2?
If you've watched the first season, the ending is pretty clear cut. Leaving a natural starting point for the forthcoming season 2. Without giving away too much, we're sure that the series will focus on Carmy opening The Bear, and all the trials and tribulations that come with being a restaurant owner.
We'll see Ayo Edebiri reprise her role as Sydney and cousin Richie, Ebraheim and Tina will be back too. As for burger king Matty Matheson? We hope he gets more screen time, or another chance at cook (we hear he's pretty good).
The show's second season will increase from eight episodes to ten, so while romance was nowhere to be found in season one of The Bear, what with all the grief, trauma and straight-up tension, we can't help but wonder if there will be room for healing in the next romp through Carmy's world? Possibly, a hint of love, even lust. We're not fussy.
Watch the trailer
Watch the trailer for The Bear season 2 below.
When will it be released?
Season 2 of The Bear will premiere later this month in the US, but Australians will have to wait until 19 July to stream all 10 episodes on Disney+.