The Bear season 2 airdate. It’s not a reopening, it’s a rebirth.

The Bear
Jeremy Allen White

Yes Chef! Season 2 of the critically acclaimed Chicago series, The Bear, starring Jeremy Allen White who has scored a Golden Globe Award, Critics’ Choice Award and Screen Actors Guild Award, is returning in June. FX dropped the announcement in a new teaser that debuted during the Oscars telecast Sunday.

FX’s original series The Bear that made a clean sweep of award season follows the story of fine dining chef Carmy (Jeremy Allen White), who returns home save his family’s failing Chicago sandwich shop, The Beef, in the wake of his brother’s death. It’s 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.

Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri, Abby Elliott, Lionel Boyce and Liza Colón-Zayas also star in the series, along with Edwin Lee Gibson and Matty Matheson.

The 30-second TV spot revealed a melancholy tone as Carmy and the rest of the crew close The Beef and prepare to reopen as a new restaurant named The Bear.

With the opening of the new restaurant, Carmy and the crew “think they’re starting from a healthy place, but a restaurant, like a lot of other businesses, just creates the same amount of problems and the same amount of headaches every day,” co-showrunner and executive producer Christopher Storer said. “So we see them have to step up in certain ways, in some ways regressing, but hopefully coming back together to open this thing by a very specific date.”

Co-showrunner, EP Joanna Calo hinted that the new episodes might have a bit more comedy written in to this season. “Going into Season 2, we found ourselves leaning a little more into the lighter side, just from the writing perspective,” Calo shared.

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