“The Bear” Season 3 Officially Happening
FX’s brilliant series is coming back for a third course.
Hulu has officially renewed The Bear, FX’s critical smash focused on Carmen Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White), a top-flight chef returning to Chicago and taking over his late brother’s sandwich shop. Of course, for lovers of The Bear, that description barely scratches the surface of what this often very funny and equally dramatic series brings to the table, so to speak.
Creator Christopher Storer has staffed his restaurant-world-focused comedy/drama with a pitch-perfect cast, who, along with White, include rising star Ayo Edebiri as Carmen’s skillful number two, Sydney, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as lovable if erratic cousin Richie, Liza Colón-Zayas as the warm, wise chef Tina, Abby Elliott as Carmen’s sister, Natalie, Matty Matheson as the Jack-of-all-trades Neil Fak, Oliver Platt as Uncle Jimmy, and guest turns from huge stars, including Jon Bernthal as Carmen’s late brother Mikey, Jamie Lee Curtis as volatile mom, Donna, and Gillian Jacobs as Richie’s ex, Tiffany.
The Bear‘s first season has been nominated for 13 Emmys, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor for White, Outstanding Supporting Actress for Edebiri, and Outstanding Guest Actor for Bernthal and Platt. It was also recognized as an AFI TV Program of the Year and earned a PGA Award, WGA Award, ACE Eddie Award, and more. Season two, bowing this past June, didn’t miss a beat and enjoys a 99% fresh rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
“The Bear, which wowed audiences in its first season only to achieve even greater heights in season two, has become a cultural phenomenon,” said FX entertainment president Nick Grad in a statement. “We’re so proud to partner with Christopher Storer, Joanna Calo, Josh Senior, and the rest of the creative team, as well as the brilliant cast led by Jeremy Allen White, Ayo Edebiri, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach. What they and the crew have done is truly remarkable, and we and our partners at Hulu join fans in looking forward to the next chapter in the story of The Bear.”
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Featured image: Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White), shown. (Photo: Courtesy of FX)