Today saw the release of the third season of the FX series, “The Bear”, which is about food, family and the insanity of the grind. It’s a losing battle every day in the restaurant business, and as Carmy pushes himself harder than ever and demands excellence from his crew, they do their best to match his intensity. Their quest for culinary excellence propels them to new levels and stresses the bonds that hold the restaurant together.

In the third season, Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White), Sydney Adamu (Ayo Edebiri) and Richard “Richie” Jerimovich (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) are trying to do whatever it takes to elevate The Bear, their beef stand turned fine dining establishment, to the highest level, all while doing their best just to stay in business. It’s a losing battle every single day in the restaurant business. Carmy pushes himself harder than ever, and demands excellence from his crew, who do their best to match his intensity. 

When “The Bear” was renewed for a third season, it was also renewed for a fourth season, and there had been reports that they were going to film these episodes back to back, since all of the three main actors have become much more in demand in Hollywood.  Recently, Jeremy Allen White starred in “The Iron Claw”, and Ayo Edebiri is also one of the new emotions in the box office smash “Inside Out 2”.  While Ebon Moss-Bachrach is set to head to London at the end of July to start filming Marvel’s “The Fantastic Four”.

During a recent press conference to promote the third season, The Playlist asked the cast if the third and fourth seasons had been filmed back to back, to which they got a bit of an iffy answer as Jeremy Allen White replied:

“We did something like that.”

With Ayo Edebiri adding

“Yeah, a little version of it, sort of. But not exactly.”

FX then confirmed that, due to all of the scripts not being ready for the fourth season, only some elements were shot in advance, leaving it a little unclear exactly how much was filmed.

Production on the fourth season of “The Bear” is set to resume in early 2025, though this might be dependent on the availability of the cast, but if they are working on other projects within Disney, it might make it a little easier for rescheduling.

The half-hour series also stars Abby Elliott, Lionel Boyce, Liza Colón-Zayas and Matty Matheson, with Oliver Platt and Molly Gordon in recurring roles.

FX’s “The Bear” was created by Christopher Storer, who is also an executive producer alongside Josh Senior, Joanna Calo, Cooper Wehde, Tyson Bidner, Matty Matheson and Hiro Murai. Courtney Storer serves as a co-executive producer and culinary producer. The series is produced by FX Productions.

All three seasons of “The Bear” are available to stream now on Hulu and Hulu On Disney+ in the United States.  All three seasons are also available to stream now on Disney+ in the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Gibraltar, the Balkans, Singapore, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Egypt, and select countries in the Middle East.  The third season will launch on Disney+ in all other territories at a later date. 

Roger’s Take:  It’s a shame that both seasons weren’t filmed back to back, as it’s such a fantastic show, but I also think giving the writers longer to make sure the scripts are top-notch is more important.  I also have a feeling that with the success of the series and with the show’s main stars becoming major Hollywood players, it’s likely the show will come to a close sooner rather than later. 

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