One of the absolute best shows of 2022, The Bear is a comedy-drama series created by Christopher Storer.
In the US, it premiered on Hulu, but for everybody else around the world, the show quickly made its way to Disney+.
Critically acclaimed, chaotic and dysfunctional, The Bear follows Carmen Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White), a young chef from the fine dining world.
Following the death of his brother, he returns to his hometown of Chicago to take over his family's Italian beef sandwich shop.
The kitchen is run down, the staff is unruly, and there are debts left behind by his brother to deal with.
We left the end of season one with some good things finally happening at The Beef. So where will The Bear season 2 take us?
THE BEAR SEASON 2 RELEASE DATE
We already know that The Bear was renewed, and now we have a release date. The second season will premiere on Hulu on June 22nd 2023. It will launch on Disney+ soon after.
We also know that Bob Odenkirk (Nobody, Better Call Saul) will be making a guest appearance in Season 2.
While details about his character are being kept secret, it's easy to imagine him fitting in perfectly in the chaotic environment of the Original Beef's kitchen.
And from the teaser, it looks like The Beef is getting one heck of a makeover, making good use of all that cash they found in the tomato tins!
Can they finally restore the sandwich shop to its former glory? Watch The Bear season 2 to find out.
Where Is The Bear Filmed?
The Bear is filmed on location in Chicago, Illinois. IN fact, many of the places you see are real including Mr. Beef which can be found at 666 N. Orleans St, Chicago and Cicero's house which is in Glenview.
Sugar's house is filmed in Evanston, Illinois and the rest of the scenes are shot at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, Chicago.
And to add even more authenticity to the show, Jeremy Allen White actually went to cooking school for two weeks. He also worked at multiple restaurants, including the Michelin star-rated Pasjoli, to train for the show.
Plus no hand doubles were used in the making of the show so all of the chopping and prep that you see in the show was done by the actors.
What Awards Has The Bear Won?
FX announced that The Bear was the most-watched comedy series in the network’s history. Fans just couldn't get enough, giving it an average rating of 8.4 on IMDB and an approval rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
When the awards season kicked in, the show was one of the biggest contenders with Jeremy Allen White winning a Golden Globe, Screen Actor's Guild and a Critic's Choice Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.
If season two proves to be as successful as the first, he may just have to dust off that tux and do it all over again in 2023.