Will we get another chapter of revenge being served? Here is everything we know about Beef Season 2.
When a series receives speculator reviews from around the world, you know that the show creators might be aiming to put an official stamp on it to secure the future of the show for another season, which is always exciting to learn about. There were numerous series this year alone that got the same treatment by getting an early renewal, but the same cannot be applied to one of the most streamed and talked about series on Netflix, “Beef.”
It’s been quite a while since any new episode has been provided to the viewers who binge-watched the entire first season as soon as it premiered, and now they are left wondering if, after six months, the network will finally give some hope of its return in June 2023 or not. If you have the same questions, then you’ve reached the right place to get all the answers! We have compiled a list of all the recent updates for Beef Season 2 for you right here!
Is Beef renewed for Season 2?
Right now, there has been no official statement from Netflix regarding the renewal of the second season, which is quite surprising considering that it has been two months since the first season premiered on Netflix, which has started to raise concerns among the fandom as to why such a delay has been happening, especially when the series was acclaimed by critics who praised Yeun and Wong’s performances as well as the writing and directing.
On the other hand, Korean director Lee Sung Jin has also hinted that they have planned the show to last three seasons, as stated in an interview with Rolling Stones, quote: “There are a lot of ideas on my end to keep this story going. I think should we be blessed with a Season Two, there’s a lot of ways for Danny and Amy to continue. I have one really big general idea that I can’t really say yet, but I have three seasons mapped out in my head currently.”
The overall reception and such comments from the director make it quite clear that the crew clearly wants the show to expand for more seasons, and we are hopeful that despite the ongoing delay, the network will eventually confirm the renewal in the coming weeks. Usually, when the renewal isn’t considered within a month, then it can take up to two months after the initial premiere. So, there is still a lot of time left in our hands to be optimistic that by the end of June, some updates might be released.
We would also like to highlight that the decision to renew the second season will likely come down to the show creator’s hands, considering that if there is more to the story, then the chances of its renewal aren’t completely off the table, which will justify another season. Until then, fans of this black comedy-drama series can continue to enjoy the first season and speculate about what more plotlines and character arcs might be explored in a potential second season if it gets renewed in the near future.
We also urge readers to keep a closer eye on social media to get all the latest updates!
Beef Season 2: If renewed, what can the fans expect to see in the new season?
Much to the viewer’s delight, creator and showrunner Lee Sung Jin told Elle, “Cards on the table, we did pitch this show as a limited anthology, so there is sort of a close-ended-ness to the story [of Danny and Amy]” Further adding, “But, if given the opportunity, of course, I’d love to explore them further, because Danny and Amy, I love those characters. But yeah, by design, though, this is a close-ended narrative.”
Further seasons would examine “multiple other beefs and other character types,” he continued, adopting the well-liked anthology plots, which is a good idea as the fans loved the format!
On the other hand, no information has been disclosed about the star cast of the second season, but the creator and showrunner, Lee Sung Jin, have stated that the first season’s season finale has definitely ended the story for Danny and Amy. So, there is a chance that we can expect an entirely new cast for the second season, with some familiar faces but not the exact main cast, as the story might completely shift from the first season into expanding for additional seasons.
The network may also order a second season with at least 10 episodes, just like the first season, with an average runtime usually lasting 30 to 39 minutes. We want to clarify that this episode count isn’t officially set and can be changed if the plot of the next season is much bigger than expected, leading to a supersized season that the fans certainly won’t complain about. The ongoing writer’s strike can also impact the writing, as many writers have stopped their work until a proper resolution is made.
Beef Season 1: What happened in the final episode?
The official synopsis of the show states, “Beef follows the aftermath of a road rage incident between two strangers. Danny Cho (Steven Yeun), a failing contractor with a chip on his shoulder, goes head-to-head with Amy Lau (Ali Wong), a self-made entrepreneur with a picturesque life. The increasing stakes of their feud unravel their lives and relationships in this darkly comedic and deeply moving series.”
The final episode, “Figures of Light,” was directed by and written by Lee Sung Jin. The viewers get to see that Amy and Danny attack each other on the cliffs but reluctantly wind up relying on each other after they realize they are both injured and stranded with no cell phone reception. Amy forces Danny to forage for food, which leads to them consuming poisonous berries. Through hallucinations, they confide in each other and come to an understanding of their respective sadness. The two are eventually able to recover reception.
Paul is revealed to be alive and well through a text sent to Danny, while Amy has received numerous texts about her whereabouts. They find and make their way to a tunnel, where Amy offers to help Danny avoid jail time. He kindly refuses, telling her he’ll deal with whatever happens. However, as they reach the end of the tunnel, George appears and shoots Danny, critically injuring him. Later at the hospital, Amy is seen spending her days sitting at Danny’s bedside and hugging him in his bed the series closes on this scene as his arm moves to hug her back.
Take a look at the official trailer for the first season which is available exclusively on Netflix, with other series of the same genre also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options. The video quality and the number of screens you can use to stream Netflix simultaneously depend on the package you choose. The basic membership starts at $9.99/month, and the standard membership starts at $15.49/month at no additional cost with any of their services.
While you wait for more Beef Season 2 updates on Web News Observer, catch up on the previous season on Netflix.