The Bear is roaring back with more original episodes: FX picked up a second season of the half-hour scripted series that streams on Hulu.
The Bear follows Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White), a young chef from the fine dining world who comes home to Chicago to run his family sandwich shop after a death in his family. Carmy must balance the realities of small business ownership, his strong-willed and recalcitrant kitchen staff and his strained familial relationships, all while grappling with the impact of his brother’s suicide.
The eight-episode first season debuted June 23 and is available on Hulu.
“The Bear has exceeded our wildest creative, critical and commercial expectations,” said Eric Schrier, FX Entertainment President, in a statement. “We deeply appreciate the brilliant work led by Creator and Co-Showrunner Christopher Storer and Co-Showrunner Joanna Calo. Jeremy Allen White’s lead performance is spectacular, as are those of his co-stars Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri, Abby Elliott, Lionel Boyce and Liza Colón-Zayas. We can’t wait to get to work on season 2.”