The Bear Season 2: Disney+ release date, trailer, and cast with Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri
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The Bear Season 2, the acclaimed comedy-drama about a family restaurant in Chicago, is finally making its UK debut this July.
The second series, which stars Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri among others, has been hotly anticipated since making its US debut in June.
Here’s everything you need to know about The Bear Season 2.
What is The Bear Season 2 about?
The official synopsis for The Bear Season 2 explains that “as they strip the restaurant down to its bones, the crew undertakes transformational journeys of their own, each forced to confront the past and reckon with who they want to be in the future. Of course, it turns out the only thing harder than running a restaurant is opening a new one, and the team must juggle the insane bureaucracy of permits and contractors with the beauty and creative agony of menu planning.”
"The transition brings a newfound focus on hospitality as well. As the entire staff is forced to come together in new ways, pushing the boundaries of their abilities and relationships, they also learn what it means to be in service, both to diners and each other."
Who stars in The Bear?
Jeremy Allen White plays Carmen ‘Carmy’ Berzatto, who inherited the family restaurant after his brother’s death. White is best known for playing Lip Gallagher in Shameless US, which he starred in for ten years, but you might also recognise him from the television series Homecoming or films like Afterschool and After Everything.
Ayo Edebiri plays Sydney Adamu, the new sous chef at Carmy’s restaurant. Outside of The Bear, Edebiri is perhaps best known for voice performances in Big Mouth, Mulligan, and the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem movie. She can next be seen in Bottoms, a teen comedy in which Edebiri stars alongside frequent collaborator Rachel Sennott (Shiva Baby).
They’re joined by Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Girls) as cousin Richie, Lionel Boyce as pastry chef Marcus, Liza Colón-Zayas as line cook Tina, Abby Elliott (Saturday Night Live) as Carmy’s sister Natalie, and Matty Matheson (Munchies) as Fak among others.
Who writes and directs The Bear?
The Bear was created by Christopher Storer, who writes and directs a number of episodes. Prior to working on The Bear, Storer directed a number of episodes of the comedies Ramy and Dickinson. He was also a frequent collaborator with Bo Burnham, producing his film Eighth Grade and directing standup special what.
Is there a trailer?
Yes, there is! You can watch it right here.
When and how can I watch The Bear?
In the UK, all ten episodes of The Bear Season 2 will be available to stream on Disney+ from Wednesday 19 July as part of a boxset.
In the US, the series – which returned in June – is currently available to stream on FX and Hulu.
How many episodes are there?
The Bear Season 2 is a ten-part drama – an increase on the eight episodes that made up Season 1 – with each instalment running to around half an hour in length.
Where is The Bear filmed?
The Bear is largely filmed on location in Chicago, where the series is set. A number of scenes are shot in the Mr Beef on Orleans, the Chicago restaurant that inspired the show.
Why should I watch The Bear?
Everything you’ve heard about how good it is is, if anything, understating things – there’s a reason why we selected it as one of NationalWorld’s favourite shows of 2022 – and if Season 2 continues the level of quality established by S1, it’ll be one of the best of 2023 too.