The Bear has gotten the greenlight for a second season at Hulu and FX. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the series, created by Christopher Storer (Ramy, Eighth Grade) and Joanna Calo (BoJack Horseman), premiered on June 23 to instant critical acclaim, scoring a perfect 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Bear stars Jeremy Allen-White (Shameless) as Carmy, a fine-dining chef who returns to his hometown of Chicago to run his family’s sandwich shop after his older brother commits suicide. Carmy fights to use his culinary skills to manage a rough-around-the-edges kitchen crew, as well as battling his own inner demons.
“The Bear has exceeded our wildest creative, critical and commercial expectations,” FX Entertainment president Eric Schrier shared in a statement about the season renewal. “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.”
Hulu has had a banner year in programming as evidenced by its record 58 Emmy nominations, including 17 for the murder mystery comedy Only Murders In The Building and 14 for the limited series Dopesick.