FX ordered a second helping of the breakout hit the bear just a month after its eight-episode first season wrapped on June 23.
The series set in Chicago revolves around Carmen ‘Carmy’ Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White), a young chef from the foodie world who returns home to run his family’s sandwich shop after the heartbreaking death of his brother. The series follows Carmy as he balances the struggles of owning a small business with his hard-headed kitchen staff and strained family relationships.
“The Bear exceeded our wildest creative, critical and commercial expectations,” said Eric Schrier, President of FX Entertainment. “We deeply appreciate the brilliant work led by creator and co-showrunner Christopher Storer and co-showrunner Joanna Calo…We can’t wait to get to work on Season 2.”
“We are so grateful to FX, our incredibly talented cast, our hard-working, fast-paced, winter-hardworking crew, not to mention everyone who watched. And we can’t wait to bring you all back to The Bear in 2023,” added Storer and Calo.
In addition to White, the series stars Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Richard ‘Richie’ Jerimovich, Ayo Edebiri as Sydney Adamu, Abby Elliott as Natalie ‘Sugar’ Berzatto, Lionel Boyce as Marcus, Liza Colón-Zayas as Tina, Edwin Lee Gibson as Ebraheim and Matty Matheson as Neil Fak.
Storer and Calo serve as the show’s showrunners, executive producers, writers, and directors. Hiro Murai (Atlanta) and Nate Matteson (station eleven) of Super Frog and Josh Senior are also executive producers. The series is produced by FX Productions.
the bear, Season 1, Streaming, Hulu