The Bear is a “Risky Business” as teaser announces premiere date

FX has announced the premiere date for Season 3 of The Bear, set to debut on June 27, accompanied by a brief teaser offering a glimpse into the upcoming season.

The teaser features Jeremy Allen White’s character, Carmy, back in the kitchen of the restaurant, alone in the late hours of the night. As he stares into the camera, the view expands to showcase Lake Shore Drive and the Chicago skyline.

FX chairman John Landgraf had previously revealed that Season 3 would premiere in June, with Hulu opting for a binge-release format, dropping all episodes at once, consistent with the previous seasons.

Season 2 of the dramedy followed the kitchen crew’s journey as they transformed their family-owned sandwich shop into a high-end dining establishment. The ensemble cast includes White, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri, Lionel Boyce, Liza Colón-Zayas, Abby Elliott, and Matty Matheson.

In the teaser just released, White‘s Carmy is back in the kitchen, alone at the restaurant in the middle of the night, as he gazes into a camera that zooms out over Lake Shore Drive and the Chicago skyline.

Being the nerds and cinephiles that we are here at Reel Chicago, we immediately picked up on the music being used in the teaser. It’s Love on a Real Train by German electronic music band, Tangerine Dream. Now where do we know Tangerine Dream from? 1983’s Risky Business starring Tom Cruise, filmed here in Chicago.

This is not a random choice given what we see in the teaser. A very intense and nervous Carmy is taking a new chance, a risk if you will, opening The Bear. Thus, the new restaurant is a… Risky Business!


Speaking to Variety in December, White discussed  his preparation for Season 3: “I do know in January I’m going to spend a fair amount of time getting together with some chefs. There’ll be a menu set, I believe, that’s going to be for the restaurant in the third season. And I know that I’m going to start putting together that menu with different chefs. We all did a lot of preparation before the first season. I went to culinary school and I spent a lot of time in restaurants. And then, for the second season, so much of it was about putting the restaurant together, so there wasn’t that much cooking. But now, in the third season, I think we’re going to go back to that functioning kitchen atmosphere that we had in the first.”

The Bear has garnered critical acclaim, with Season 1 earning 10 Emmy wins, including Best Comedy Series and acting awards for White, Moss-Bachrach, and Edebiri. Season 2 continued the success, securing accolades at the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards.

In preparation for Season 3, White shared plans to collaborate with chefs to develop a menu for the restaurant featured in the series, returning to the immersive kitchen atmosphere from the show’s inception.

Creator Christopher Storer serves as executive producer alongside Joanna Calo, Hiro Murai, Josh Senior, and Matty Matheson. Produced by FX Productions, Tyson Bidner is the series producer.