The Bear Season 2 Release Date, Cast, Plot, and Everything You Need to Know
The Bear, an FX drama-comedy, has been out for a while now, but its popularity keeps going up. For his role as the troubled chef Carmy Berzatto, Jeremy Allen White was nominated for several awards, and he recently won a Golden Globe.
The whole cast was just nominated for Exceptional Performance by such an Ensemble in a Comedy Series at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and as award season goes on, the popular cooking show is sure to get more praise.
The cast and crew of The Bear talked about Season 2 just at Television Critics Affiliation winter press tour. “Those who think they begin from a healthy position, but an eatery, like a lot of other companies, just make the same problems,” said Christopher Storer, the creator of the show. “We see that they have to step up in some ways and backtrack in others, but we hope that they will come back together.”
Storer also stated that a lot of the next chapter’s script was already being written. The co-showrunner said, “We had a pretty solid plan for Season 2 well before we finished shooting Season 1.” Ayo Edebiri, who tries to play sous chef Sydney Adamu, said that Season 2 has already been written.
Edebiri has authored for shows like “What We Do inside the Shadows” and “Dickinson,” but on “The Bear,” she said she liked being just an actor. “I sort of enjoy sitting in the beauty chair and doing nothing with no time limit,” she said.
Chefs, gather around. The Bear on Hulu, which was one of Esquire’s best ten showcases of 2022, is getting the awards it deserves. (See: actor Jeremy Allen White won a Golden Globe.) If you miss the show and/or want an Italian beef burger, we have great news: FX just declared that the second season of The Bear will start with 10 new shows early this summer. Look at the message below.
Now, while we’re waiting for our big return to Illinois, you should understand that the people who make The Bear have been dropping hints about the show’s future. Joanna Calo as well as Christopher Storer, who are co-showrunners for The Bear, recently talked to Variety the about future of the series and hinted that our favorite chefs will have to go through more growing pains.
Storer told the outlet, “No one is fixed, and everyone is a work in progress.” “Each second is important,” Calo told Variety that Season Two will focus on the hotel, taking care of others, and making the cast’s lives a little bit bigger. He also said that Carmy will still be dealing with the death of his brother and his problems. Not sure what will be on the menu the next time.
The Bear Season 2 Release Date
FX has confirmed that Season 2 will start in “early summer” 2023. There will be a total of 10 episodes (which is two episodes longer than season 1).
The Bear Season 2 Cast
Jeremy Allen White plays Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto, a chef who won a James Beard Award and worked at “this same best eatery in the world,” according to Eater. He goes back to Chicago to operate The Genuine Beef of Chicagoland, which was his brother Mikey’s restaurant before he killed himself.
The majority of the main characters should be back for Season 2, including:
- Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Richie and Ayo Edebiri as Sydney in The Bear
- Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Richard “Richie” Jerimovich, Mikey’s best friend and the shop’s manager
- Ayo Edebiri as Sydney Adamu, a Culinary Institute of America chef who takes a job staging at Original Beef
- Lionel Boyce as Marcus, the restaurant’s baker
- Liza Colón-Zayas as Tina, a cook
- Edwin Lee Gibson as Ebraheim, a cook
- Oliver Platt as Cicero, Carmy and Mikey’s uncle
- Abby Elliott as Natalie “Sugar” Berzatto, Carmy and Mikey’s sister
- Chris Witaske as Pete, Sugar’s husband
- Matty Matheson as Neil, Fak, Richie’s friend, and fixer
- Jon Bernthal as Michael “Mikey” Berzatto, Carmy and Sugar’s brother
There were also a few cameos in Season 1. Joel McHale played Carmy’s former boss, the executive chef, and Molly Ringwald led an Al-Anon meeting. They might or might not show up again in season 2 of The Bear.
Most likely, some new people will join the cast in season 2. We might see more of Carmy’s family or the people she works with at the fine dining restaurant, whether in the present or flashbacks. Richie, Sydney, or Marcus’s family members might show up on the show. We’ve already met Tina’s son Angel.
The Bear Season 2 Trailer
The Bear Season 2 Plot
The question everyone wants to know. Even the show’s stars, it seems. According to Variety, White as well as Edebiri still haven’t seen the scripts for the upcoming season as of January 2023, even if they were written at the same time as season one.
Co-showrunner Joanna Calo told People that season two will be about “hospitality, taking care of others, and making the cast’s lives a little bit bigger.” This is because Carmy is still upset about his brother’s death, which happened before season one started. Storer said, “No one is fixed, and everyone is a work in progress.” “Each second is important.”
Carmy closed Original Beef at the end of Season 1 and come up with a “coming soon” symbol for his new restaurant, The Bear. In Season 2, Carmy or the kitchen staff are expected to clean up the restaurant, think of a new menu, and open it to the public.
If you know about the restaurant business or have seen an episode of Top Chef called “Restaurant Wars,” you understand that openings are a very stressful time. They can make a new restaurant successful or fail. Do you remember how strained the first show was? Carmy had a hard time keeping it all together while managing a company with cooks who had done it for a long time. And do you remember how upset he got in episode 7 when the new online order system went wrong?
Now Carmy has to open his place, which is a big responsibility. He is paying for the food, the decor, and the service. No pressure — haha, such much pressure. He is where he is now due to what happened at the end of The Bear season 1. Richie finally gives Carmy Mikey’s letter after a fire on the stovetop leaves him dazed and confused. It’s a recipe for a dish with spaghetti, and it says to use smaller cans of tomatoes.
Carmy starts making “family,” the meal that everyone in the kitchen eats together before the eatery opens. He puts the tomatoes in the pan and finds a wad of cash wrapped in plastic. He gets the same rest of the employees to open dozens of cans, most of which are full of more wads of cash—$300,000 worth. It’s the cash that Uncle Cicero lent to Mikey. He probably put it away so Carmy could start his restaurant.
There are several concerns about the whole thing, like how the money got into sealed cans. Why do you put it there? But doesn’t the Army owe Cicero money? At the moment, the family is eating, and the Bear will open soon.
The show’s makers have said that when season 2 starts, the kitchen crew will be trying to open a new restaurant. At the T.v Critics Association press tour, Storer said, “In a lot of ways, Season 2 is about balance, between moment and what it means to start over and how to do it healthily.”
But, he went on, “They think they’re starting from a good place, but an eatery, like a lot of other businesses, causes the same problems and headaches every day. So we can see that they have to step it up in some ways and step back in others, but we hope they can come back together just to open this place by a certain date.”