Following the huge success of FX’s “The Bear”, with not just critical acclaim and good ratings, it was quickly announced that the show would be returning for a second season.

“The Bear” follows Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White), a young chef from the fine dining world, who comes home to Chicago to run his family sandwich shop – The Original Beef of Chicagoland – after a heartbreaking death in his family. A world away from what he’s used to, Carmy must balance the soul-crushing realities of small business ownership, his strong-willed and recalcitrant kitchen staff and his strained familial relationships, all while grappling with the impact of his brother’s suicide.

“The Bear” is about food, family, the insanity of the grind, the beauty of Sense of Urgency and the steep slippery downsides. As Carmy fights to transform both The Original Beef of Chicagoland and himself, he works alongside a rough-around-the-edges kitchen crew that ultimately reveal themselves as his chosen family.

During the FX panel at the Television Critics Association, it was announced that “The Bear” will be returning for its second season this coming summer, though no exact release date has been confirmed.

It was also revealed that the episode count for the second season would be increased, from eight to ten.

The series creator and EP Christopher Storer was asked what the second season will be about, but didn’t give too much away.

“I know this sounds like I’m avoiding the question but part of the reason why I even wanted to make the show in the first place was that I probably become unhealthily obsessed with time in a lot of instances that created anxiety. And there’s no better setting than a restaurant for the pressures of that. In terms of Season 2, you’re gonna see them build a restaurant,” he continued. “They think they’re starting from a healthy place like a lot of other businesses but it just creates the same amount of problems and the same amount of headaches every day. So we see them have to step up in different ways. In some ways, they’ll regress but hopefully, they’ll ultimately come back together to open this thing by a very specific date.”

In addition to White, this half-hour comedy series co-stars include Ebon Moss-Bachrach (“Richard ‘Richie’ Jerimovich”), Ayo Edebiri (“Sydney Adamu”), Abby Elliott (“Natalie ‘Sugar’ Berzatto”), Lionel Boyce (“Marcus”), Liza Colón-Zayas (“Tina”), Edwin Lee Gibson (“Ebraheim”) and Matty Matheson (“Neil Fak”).

“The Bear” was created by Christopher Storer (Ramy, Eighth Grade), who also serves as executive producer alongside Joanna Calo (BoJack Horseman, Undone), Hiro Murai (Atlanta, Station Eleven) and Nate Matteson (Station Eleven, The Choe Show) of Super Frog and Josh Senior, with Tyson Bidner (Ramy) serving as producer and Matty Matheson as co-producer.

“The Bear” is available to stream now on Hulu in the United States, on Star+ in Latin America and on Disney+ internationally.

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