Will the comedy-drama series return soon on Netflix? Here is everything that we currently know about Beef Season 2.
If you’ve been keeping up with Netflix’s catalog, then you’ll know that the first season of “Beef,” is finally available to stream, leaving no doubt that viewers will binge-watch it by the end of the day or week. To everyone’s surprise, the series has already received critical acclaim from around the world. On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 98% of 61 critics’ reviews are positive, with an average rating of 8.40/10.
The website’s consensus reads, “Ali Wong and Steven Yeun are a diabolically watchable pair of adversaries in Beef, a prime cut comedy that finds the pathos in pettiness.” Metacritic assigned a score of 86 out of 100 based on 27 critics, indicating “universal acclaim.” As a result, it is obvious that this will eventually spark many questions about an early renewal. Therefore, if you have the same question, you have come to the right place!
Here’s everything we know about Netflix’s Beef Season 2.
Is Beef renewed for Season 2?
We’ll get straight to the point: As of April 2023, the network has yet to formally announce the second season of Beef.
The first season premiered all the new episodes on Netflix a few hours ago, on April 6, 2023, making it unreasonable to ask for any news or updates about a potential renewal, as it is evidently too soon for any major network to make such significant statements in such a short period of time. Even though the streamer has a reputation for being somewhat erratic with its renewal schedule.
In most cases, it will wait at least one month to evaluate those essential initial 28 days. Hence, we understand your anticipation of knowing what’s next in the tale, but you should know that the network may assess its performance and reception before renewing the series for future seasons, and it takes some time.
We urge the fans to wait for Netflix to formally acknowledge this information. In the meantime, look at some of the tweets reacting to the first season below, which prove that the anticipation for the second season has already begun, increasing its likelihood to be renewed down the line if it is successfully received by the audience in the following weeks.
'BEEF' is undoubtedly one of the riveting shows that perfectly captures the calamitous complexities in the lives of two people. The hostile chemistry between Steven Yeun and Ali Wong makes it even better. This is Netflix's 'Best' original show of the last 5 years.#BeefNetflix pic.twitter.com/J9JgzTMVCY
— Aayush Sharma (@JournoAayu) April 5, 2023
#Beef is so fucking good? So many of those scenes in the show encapsulate what it feels like to feel long-simmering rage and unhappiness and having no outlet for those feelings. The chaotic journey the series goes on is one of the wildest things I've seen in a long time. pic.twitter.com/t02FVvzfDG
— therese lacson • 宋蕾蕾 (@bamfpire) April 6, 2023
— Eilis Fiorello (@lefilmara) April 7, 2023
Netflix's #Beef is one of the best shows you'll watch all year. A wholly original scorched-earth dramedy that'll make you laugh, cry, and feel. Incredible performances, clever writing, and brilliant storytelling/heightening. Just a devastating, engrossing piece of art. pic.twitter.com/fjoCqCtVq2
— Josh Sorokach (@Joshsorokach) April 6, 2023
— 𝑺𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒊♡ (@Neptune_Leo22) April 6, 2023
— 🐨 (@sadofilms) April 7, 2023
— 💛💜💛💜 (@sci_fi_killa) April 7, 2023
— Supporter of women, life and freedom. (@the_kimmien) April 7, 2023
@steveyeun man you killed on Beef, big fan of your work can’t wait for invincible season 2 as well
— Troy (@troyoholous) April 7, 2023
Not sure whether there'll be a season 2 of beef, but we need that. I need that.
— Hassan D. Dagān (@Hassanji_) April 7, 2023
— jess (@jessgirl) April 7, 2023
Just finished binging #beef on Netflix. Greatest show since breaking bad! Fucking amazing. I hope there's a season 2 but even if there isn't. Fucking applause!
— Roy Pallesen (@RoyPallesen) April 6, 2023
Beef Season 2: When is it expected to return?
As previously stated, the series has not been formally verified. As a result, the anticipated premiere date has yet to be announced, as the status is neither here nor there. So, if the show is renewed in a few weeks, we can predict that the potential release date can be around 2024, as early renewal results in production starting on a timed schedule, resulting in a similar year gap with the next installments.
In addition to this, the premiere time of the episodes on the streaming platform can be 12:00 a.m. (PT) or 3:00 a.m. (ET), just like other Netflix shows. In order to receive updates on when the second season of Beef gets approved by Netflix, interested viewers can also enable notifications. Until then, fans should keep a close eye on the social media handles of the show to learn about any new updates.
Steven Yeun & Ali Wong tell you everything you need to know about their new series BEEF in 15 seconds pic.twitter.com/R6om48U04S
— Netflix (@netflix) April 5, 2023
Beef Season 2: What can we expect from the next season, if renewed?
It’s far too early to speculate on the plotlines, as the first season just premiered and the show’s creators haven’t even mentioned the new season. But if we have to speculate, the new season is definitely going to pick up the basic premise which 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.
Additionally, we have limited the information about the new season to avoid major spoilers, but there are still some unanswered questions that need to be addressed! We advise you to stop reading if you haven’t yet streamed the show yet. Here is the official episode guide of the first season for you to get a glimpse into the plot:
Episode 1: The Birds Don’t Sing, They Screech in Pain: A run-in with a hostile motorist sends Danny into a rage and a tense chase across town. Amy’s unexpected guest leaves a lasting impression.
Episode 2: The Rapture of Being Alive: An enraged Amy finds new purpose as cracks in her seemingly perfect marriage begin to show. Danny seeks a fresh start for his failing family business.
Episode 3: I Am Inhabited By A Cry: Danny experiences a catharsis in the presence of an old flame. Amy’s relationship with George suffers another setback. A catfishing scheme goes too far.
Episode 4: Just Not All At The Same Time: With her future hanging in a balance, Amy heads to Las Vegas for work while a smitten Paul and an exasperated Danny follow wild pursuits of their own.
Episode 5: Such Inward Secret Creatures: As George makes a new friend, Danny proposes a dangerous plan, Amy agrees to a rendezvous, and Naomi acts on a hunch.
Episode 6: We Draw A Magic Circle: Fumi’s pointed comments and Naomi’s meddling put Amy and George on edge. As Isaac hustles to get out of trouble, Danny receives an unexpected offer.
Episode 7: I Am A Cage: Amy and Danny both experience positive changes in their lives, but lingering secrets and emotional challenges force them to confront hard truths.
Episode 8: The Drama of Original Choice: Painful memories of her youth push Amy to confront her family issues and marital woes. Danny spins an elaborate lie that leads him down a dangerous path.
Episode 9: The Great Fabricator: Danny moves from fear into panic as new crises arise. Willing to do whatever it takes to keep June safe, Amy devises a perilous scheme.
Episode 10: Figures of Light: The consequences of their actions leave Danny and Amy in a surreal situation that tests their grasp on reality.
The main cast members from the first season who are expected to reprise their roles in the second season include Steven Yeun as Danny Cho, Ali Wong as Amy Lau, Joseph Lee as George Nakai, Young Mazino as Paul Cho, David Choe as Isaac Cho, and Patti Yasutake as Fumi Nakai. The recurring cast members include Maria Bello as Jordan, Ashley Park as Naomi, Justin H. Min as Edwin, Andrew Santino as Michael, Rekstizzy as Bobby, Mia Serafino as Mia, and Remy Holt as Junie.
In the meantime, the viewers should stream the new series which is available exclusively on Netflix, with other original series also accessible on the platform with a range of membership options. The basic membership starts at $9.99/month, and the standard membership starts at $15.49/month. You may play mobile games and stream movies and TV shows at no additional cost with any of their services. Check out the official trailer of the first season below:
Catch up on the first season while you wait for more Beef Season 2 renewal updates.