Season 1 of The Bear leaves fans begging for Season 2

The Bear
Jeremy Allen White

On June 23 Hulu and FX released the entire 8 episode series, The Bear, about a classically trained, world class chef, played by Shameless’ Jeremy Allen White, who takes over a small, yet popular Chicago sandwich shop, left to him by his brother (Jon Bernthal) who died by suicide.

The restaurant based dramady became an instant hit featuring guest stars Oliver Platt (Chicago Med’s Dr. Daniel Charles) appearing in 2 episodes as Uncle Jimmy, Amy Morton (Chicago P.D.’s Trudy Platt) appearing in Episode 1 as the health inspector, and John Hughes’ muse for Chicago based 80’s films, Molly Ringwald appearing in Episode 3 as the Al-Anon counselor. 

With the series’ break out success for a summer release, many are asking if and when we can expect a second season. Unfortunately, for now, Hulu and FX have not yet announced if they intend to film or release any additional seasons. 

Fans of the show have taken to Twitter to share their excitement for the restaurant show we didn’t know we needed in our lives and are already begging for a second season:

While many are praising the show for its accurate portrayal of life in the kitchen, Chicagoans with an eye for detail are having some issues with the accuracy of the portrayal of the city.

Of course, not every person from Chicago is criticizing the show and there are plenty of Tweets from Chicagoans (or people claiming they know Chicago) praising The Bear:

Regardless of how accurately Chicago is portrayed in The Bear, the show is clearly striking a nerve with fans both in Chicago, as well as across the nation.

In addition to Jeremy Allen White, this half-hour series stars Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri, Abby Elliott, Lionel Boyce and Liza Colón-Zayas, with Edwin Lee Gibson and Matty Matheson in recurring roles.

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 series is produced by FX Productions and is streaming now, exclusively on Hulu.


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