Order Up: FX has renewed “The Bears” for a second season, just weeks after Season 1 premiered once on Hulu.
The half-hour kitchen drama, set in the fictional sandwich shop The Original Beef of Chicagoland, did not take long to be impressed by critics. It has a perfect 100 percent certified fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 86 points on Metacritic. Well done, Beef.
IndieWire. Other Movies-TV Shows
An FX representative confirmed that “The Bears” will remain a Hulu exclusive, but could not confirm whether the new season’s release schedule would follow a binge model, a weekly model, or some combination of the two. “Very soon on that,” the representative responded to IndieWire’s inquiry.
“The Bear” follows Carmen “Carmy” Berzato (Jeremy Allen White), a young star chef from the world of fine dining, who moves to Chicago to run his family’s Italian beef joint. The FX logline reads: “A world away from what she’s used to, Carmi must balance the soul-crushing realities of small business ownership, her strong-willed and obstinate kitchen staff, and her strained family ties, all while balancing her Struggling with the effects. Brother’s suicide.”
Announcing the renewal on Thursday, FX Entertainment President Eric Shearer said, “‘The Bear’ has exceeded our most creative, critical and commercial expectations.” “We deeply appreciate the fantastic work led by producer and co-showrunner Christopher Storer and co-showrunner Joanna Callow. Jeremy Allen White’s lead performance is stellar, as is his co-stars Ebon Moss-Bacharach, Io Adebiri, There’s Abby Elliott, Lionel Boyce and Liza Colon-Zays. We can’t wait to see us working on Season 2.”
“We are so grateful to FX, our immensely talented cast, our crew that worked hard, fast, and in the dead of winter, not to mention everyone else. And we wish you all back in Bear in 2023. Can’t wait to bring it up,” Storer and Calo said.
“The Bear” films in Chicago (setting similar to White) other TV show, “Shameless”). The pilot was filmed in the kitchen of an actual restaurant, although each subsequent episode was taped on a soundstage. Chicagoland’s native beef, given to Carmi through the last wishes of her brother Michael (Jon Bernthal), won’t look the same in Season 2 — but we won’t spoil it.
In addition to the gang mentioned by White and Shearer, the series also stars Edwin Lee Gibson and Matty Matheson. The latter, a chef, cookbook author and restaurateur, is also the show’s food consultant. Storer is the producer of the show. In addition to serving as co-showrunners, Storer and Calo also direct episodes.
Speaking of outstanding direction, Hiro Murai of “Atlanta” is also an executive producer on “The Bear,” as is his “Station Eleven” collaborator Nate Mattson. Josh Sr. also serves as an executive producer on the series by FX Prods.
All eight episodes of “The Bear” are available now on Hulu.
Best of IndieWire
Sign up for IndieWire’s newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news.
Click here to read the full article.