The Bear season 2 release date is officially confirmed for summer 2023, as the Golden Globe-winning FX and Hulu series expands to a 10-episode season.
The Bear season 2 release date is confirmed for summer 2023. The FX and Hulu show debuted in 2022 and quickly became one of the surprise hits of the year. Starring Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri, the first season followed White’s Carmy as he returns to Chicago to take over his brother’s restaurant and gets help from Edebiri’s Sydney. The Bear season 1 is highly regarded as one of the best shows released in 2022. Jeremy Allen White even won a Golden Globe for his performance as Carmy. The great reception to the first season has made The Bear season 2 a hotly anticipated returning show.
Shortly after Jeremy Allen White’s win at the 2023 Golden Globes, FX Networks announced that The Bear season 2 releases summer 2023 with an expanded 10-episode series, which is up from 8 episodes in the first season.
The confirmation of The Bear season 2’s summer 2023 release date means audiences will have to wait roughly a year between seasons. The first season debuted on Hulu on June 23, 2022. While no specific The Bear season 2 release date was given, this announcement confirms that Carmy and Sydney’s next adventure will be seen later this year.
Everything We Know About The Bear Season 2
The confirmation that The Bear season 2 releases in 2023 is one of the biggest updates to come for the sophomore season so far. The show was officially renewed in July 2022, only three weeks after it debuted on Hulu. Series creator Christopher Storer has been able to spend the months since then working on the scripts for The Bear season 2 and begin gearing up for production to begin. Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri noted earlier this year that they were about to begin their prep work as actors to return to set. It is expected that filming will get underway in February. The expanded episode count will mean production takes longer.
As for what story viewers will follow when The Bear season 2 releases this summer, the core narrative will revolve around Carmy and Sydney working together to relaunch the restaurant. The Bear season 1’s ending saw Carmy close down his brother’s sandwich shop and prepare a relaunch that includes rebranding the restaurant as The Bear. This is possible after Carmy finds his brother’s secret money stash. Carmy and Syndey’s new financial position leaves them in the position of creating their dream restaurant and figuring out how to make that possible.
With all the major cast members and creatives returning, there is reason to believe that The Bear season 2 will be another hit. Of course, the show could attract even more talent this time around after having Jon Bernthal, Joel McHale, Molly Ringwald, and others cameo in season 1. The Bear‘s newfound status as a hit TV show might make it easier to bring on other big names who want to play a role in Carmy’s story.
Source: FX Networks