Will the young chef from the fine dining world continue to run his family’s Italian beef sandwich shop for another season? Continue reading to find out more about The Bear Season 3.
If you have been streaming the show since its inception, then you’ll know that this popular show has received a high viewership and created a dedicated audience with just two seasons, which leaves no doubt in our minds why these die-hard fans of the show have been requesting to know about the renewal status of the much anticipated third season of The Bear.
As queries like “How long will it take to confirm its renewal?” are storming all over social media, which has become more crucial to address than ever before! So, if you’re wondering the same, then you’ve reached the right place to get all the answers! We’ve compiled a quick summary of everything you need to know about the current renewal status of The Bear Season 3.
The Bear Season 3: Is it renewed or canceled?
As of writing this, we can confirm that the series has not been officially greenlit by the network, as it has only been a few days since the second season of The Bear was made available to binge-watch. But much to everyone’s delight, the second season has already gained critical acclaim around the world. On Rotten Tomatoes, the second season holds an approval rating of 100% with an average rating of 9.2/10, based on 55 critic reviews.
The site’s critical consensus reads, “Instead of reinventing the menu, The Bear‘s second season wisely opts to toss its lovable characters into another frying pan of adversity, lets ’em cook, and serves up yet another supremely satisfying dish.” According to FX, the season was the most-watched season premiere in the network’s history. Whereas, Metacritic assigned it a weighted average score of 92 out of 100 based on 32 critic reviews, indicating “universal acclaim.”
This is a great sign for the network, which confirms that the demand for the show among the viewers is at an all-time high and doesn’t seem to stop anytime soon, which will hopefully make it an easy decision for the show’s creators to get an early third season’s approval in the coming weeks. As the network might consider the overall reception and the reviews by critics, it can help to paint a picture of its future plans, which so far seem to be heading in a positive direction.
Hence, if the show is able to perform remarkably well by being on the top streaming show list around the world in the coming weeks, Then it stands a chance of being renewed, just like many other original series whose overall story is effective enough to be conveyed in a proper manner and gets an official renewal announced within a month or two after the premiere. The decision also comes down to the show creators, if they see enough interest from viewers to justify another season.
In conclusion, if you want to receive information on potential renewal updates, then we urge you to enable notifications on the show’s social media. Until then, fans of this comedy-drama series created by Christopher Storer can continue to enjoy the new episodes and speculate about what more plotlines and character arcs might be explored in a potential third season if it gets renewed in the near future, which isn’t something to be worried about because it will probably get an early renewal and be greenlit soon!
The Bear Season 3: If renewed, when will it premiere?
We have observed that the gap between this show’s first two seasons has roughly been about a year, which is typical for a show of this caliber to wrap up its meticulous production on schedule and not last more than a few months. Hence, as per our guess, if the series is renewed by the next month, then we can assume that the new episodes might come back around mid-2024, just like the past two seasons, which premiered in 2022 and 2023, respectively.
Moreover, we should consider that there is an ongoing writer’s strike, which has put a halt to major work in the writer’s room until a proper resolution relating to their pay is made. This situation has the potential to cause a delay in the commencement of production if it gets renewed, which will eventually cause uncertainties in its release. So, everything relating to the official release date is just pure speculation, and we’ll have to wait sometime for the network to confirm these details in the near future!
— The Bear (@TheBearFX) July 2, 2023
The Bear Season 3: If renewed, what can the fans expect from the new season?
If renewed the plot will follow from the second season which showcased Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White), Sydney Adamu (Ayo Edebiri), and Richard “Richie” Jerimovich (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) as they work to transform their grimy sandwich joint into a next-level spot. As they strip the restaurant down to its bones, the crew undertake transformational journeys of their own, each forced to confront the past and reckon with who they want to be in the future.
Of course, it turns out the only thing harder than running a restaurant is opening a new one, and the team must juggle the insane bureaucracy of permits and contractors with the beauty and creative agony of menu planning. The transition brings a newfound focus on hospitality as well. As the entire staff is forced to come together in new ways, pushing the boundaries of their abilities and relationships, they also learn what it means to be in service, both to diners and each other.
— The Bear (@TheBearFX) July 1, 2023
The series is also expected to pick up the plot from the final episode, “The Bear,” in which the viewers got to see that Richie runs the front of the house while Sydney runs the kitchen. During service, issues begin to add up: the restaurant runs out of forks, Carmy and Marcus are forced to assist when chef Josh goes missing, and the walk-in fridge handles break, trapping Carmy inside. However, Richie successfully takes over expediting.
Pete, Natalie’s husband, sees Donna outside, but she refuses to go in. He accidentally reveals Natalie’s pregnancy to Donna, who leaves tearfully. Still trapped, Carmy begins to spiral. He reveals to Tina that he hasn’t been present enough due to his relationship with Claire. Claire overhears this and leaves the kitchen upset.
Richie and Carmy have a heated argument; realizing his mistakes, Carmy plays a voicemail he missed from Claire before service, where she confesses her love for him. Carmy is freed from the fridge, while Richie looks defeated, and Sydney feels fulfilled after impressing her father. Marcus, not noticing numerous messages from his mother’s nurse, receives a gift from Luca, a sign that reads “Every Second Counts”, and hangs it in the kitchen.
— FX Networks (@FXNetworks) June 27, 2023
The Bear Season 3 Cast: Who will return?
Nothing about the cast members for the third season has been confirmed, but we speculate the main cast will certainly return, which includes Jeremy Allen White as Carmen ‘Carmy’ Berzatto, Ayo Edebiri as Sydney Adamu, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Richard ‘Richie’ Jerimovich, Abby Elliott as Natalie ‘Sugar’ Berzatto, Oliver Platt as Uncle Jimmy, Lionel Boyce as Marcus, Liza Colón-Zayas as Tina, Edwin Lee Gibson as Ebraheim, and Matty Matheson as Neil Fak.
The recurring cast members who are expected to return are Oliver Platt as Jimmy “Cicero” Kalinowski, Edwin Lee Gibson as Ebraheim, Corey Hendrix as Gary “Sweeps” Woods, José Cervantes as Angel, Richard Esteras as Manny, Chris Witaske as Pete, Robert Townsend as Emmanuel Adamu, and Molly Gordon as Claire.
On the other hand, Will Poulter as Luca, Alex Moffat as Josh, Jamie Lee Curtis as Donna Berzatto, Bob Odenkirk as “Uncle” Lee Lane, Sarah Paulson as Michelle Berzatto, John Mulaney as Steven, Gillian Jacobs as Tiffany Jerimovich, Ricky Staffieri as Theodore Fak, Olivia Colman as Chef Terry, Sarah Ramos as Jessica, Andrew Lopez as Garrett, Rene Gube as Ever GM, and Adam Shapiro as Ever Chef de Cuisine are unlikely to return as they were just guest stars in the second season.
The Bear Season 3 Expected Episode Count: Where to stream?
Once the renewal is confirmed, the upcoming season is assumed to have around 8 to 10 episodes, just like the first and second seasons, which will drop at once, so you can binge it instantly! We would also like to emphasize that the episode count is currently subject to change as it can be reduced due to the upcoming 2023 Writers Guild of America strike, which can cause a delay in the pre-production stage of the show due to a temporary standstill in the show’s writers room.
The newly released FX’s The Bear Season 2, along with the first season, is currently available to stream on Hulu for US viewers and international viewers, depending on the viewers’ location and membership plans, which the users can choose from to renew their accounts and watch the series. The Bear is also available to stream in Australia (Disney+) and India (Disney+ Hotstar). It will also be available on Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other territories at a later date.
Also, before streaming all the new episodes, check out the official second season’s trailer of 1:59 minutes which reflects that “The Bear is about food, family, the insanity of the grind, the beauty of Sense of Urgency and the steep slippery downsides. As the young chef Carmy flights to transform both The Original Beef of Chicagoland and himself, he works alongside a rough-around-the-edges kitchen crew that ultimately reveals themselves as his chosen family.”
Take a look at the official trailer on FX’s YouTube channel below:
Catch up on all the episodes of The Bear Season 2, and let us know your thoughts on a potential third season.