The Bear Season 3: What we know so far

The Bear Season 3 Renewal Status: Will we get new updates in July 2023?

“I wanna cook for people and make them happy and give them the best bacon on Earth.”

And here we are waiting for the THIRD course in our three-course meal. After two extremely successful seasons of The Bear, will we watch our favorite fine dining chef storming it up in the kitchen again? Let’s see, ever since its inception in 2022, Season One had the viewers glued to their screens. Season 2 aired exactly a year after Season 1, and received the same praise if not more. This is usually a prediction call that a third season is underway!

But have there been any updates yet? Continue reading to find out!

The Bear Season 3: Renewal Updates

The Bear Season 3 Renewal Status: Will we get new updates in July 2023?
Credit: FX

According to Rotten Tomatoes, the second season holds an approval rating of 100% with an average rating of 9.2/10, based on 55 critic reviews. This is akin to a greenlight for Season 3. However, it is too soon to speculate about the renewal announcement since the Season 2 finale aired only last month. Moreover, the now three-month strike situation is not favoring our odds of a Season 3 in 2023. However, we can expect a renewal.

The site also speculated, “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.”

FX acclaimed that it was the most-watched season premiere in the network’s history. Additionally, Metacritic indicated a ‘universal acclaim’ with an average score of 92 out of 100 based on 32 critic reviews. Not too shabby for a season renewal prompt!

With The Bear Season 2 barely out of the loop of its finale a month ago, it is too soon to announce a renewal. Additionally, with the writers on strike, there is no one to write the scripts. Our best possible guess for a renewal announcement will be when the strike situation cools down, hopefully in two months’ time.

If that happens to be the case, we can expect a release window of mid-summer 2024. This is the best possible scenario for release by taking into account the filming time as well as the time taken in post-production.

You can rely on us for updates on this information. Stay tuned!

The Bear Season 3: Cast

While no formal confirmation for a cast for Season 3 is out in the open, we can expect the following returns in 2024:

  •  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
  • Matty Matheson as Neil Fak.
  • 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
  • Molly Gordon as Claire.

Guest Cast

  • 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
  • Adam Shapiro as Ever Chef de Cuisine

The guest cast remains under speculation since they were guest appearances in Season 2. However, if FX announces any member return, we will be sure to keep you updated.

The Bear Season 3: Expected Plot

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credit: Hulu

*Spoilers ahead*

Dallops of honey, dashes of lemon, sauteed vegetables, and several spoonfuls of sugar later, we are on the cusp of the third season. While an official synopsis has not been introduced, The Bear Season 3 Episode 1 will take off where the Season 2 finale called ‘Bear’ ended with.

To summarize the crux of the series, “A young chef from the fine dining world returns to Chicago to run his family’s sandwich shop.
Carmen Berzatto, a brilliant young chef from the fine-dining world is forced to return home to run his local family sandwich shop – the Original Beef of Chicagoland – after a heartbreaking death in his family. A world away from what he’s used to, Carmy must balance the soul-crushing reality of trading in Michelin-star restaurants for the small business’ kitchen filled with strong-willed and obstinate staff and his strained familial relationships, all while grappling with the impact of his brother’s suicide.”

From this, we know the difficult times Carmen and the staff team had to endear to establish, let alone run a restaurant. Not to mention the wave of permits and bureaucratic hindrances they had to get through. However, the team was successful in opening the restaurant, but we only got to see till the ‘Friends and Family Night,’ so technically it did not open to the public. Season 3 can explore more on this premise and show us more challenges that go along the way. Additionally, they must pay back Uncle Jimmy for owing them the money to open the restaurant in the first place. Either way, Season 3 will bring more spice, lemonade, and bitterness into the picture as we explore the ever-changing life of the ‘Bear’ staff and the personal relationship dynamics that go with it.

To understand it better, here is a Season 2 episode rundown of The Bear:

The Bear Season 3 Renewal Status: Is it happening or not?

S2.E1 ∙ Beef
June 22, 2023
Faced with the reality of opening a new restaurant, the crew must make a plan

S2.E2 ∙ Pasta
June 22, 2023
The crew splits up to work toward their new vision.

S2.E3 ∙ Sundae

June 22, 2023
Sydney searches Chicago for culinary inspiration.

S2.E4 ∙ Honeydew
June 22, 2023
Marcus challenges himself.

2.E5 ∙ Pop
June 22, 2023
The renovation gets off track.

S2.E6 ∙ Fishes
June 22, 2023
Flashback to an intense and heated Christmas dinner in the Berzatto family.

S2.E7 ∙ Forks
June 22, 2023
Richie stages.

S2.E8 ∙ Bolognese
June 22, 2023
The crew awaits a do-or-die fire suppression test.

S2.E9 ∙ Omelette
June 22, 2023
Final preparations are made for The Bear’s first service.

S2.E10 ∙ The Bear
June 22, 2023
Friends and Family night at The Bear.

As we get news on any impending plotlines for the upcoming season, we will keep you updated here!

The Bear Season 3: Where To Watch

The Bear Season 2: Is it renewed or canceled?

While announcements, and hence release updates for The Bear Season 3 are still under wraps, when they air (most probably by mid-2024), you can watch it on FX network and Hulu. In the meantime, this may be the perfect opportunity for you to catch up with Seasons 1 and 2 on the following platforms.

  • Hulu for US viewers and international viewers
  • (Disney+) for Australian viewers
  • (Disney+ Hotstar) for Indian viewers
  • Star+ in Latin America
  • Disney+ in all other territories at a later date

The Bear Season 3: Offical Trailer

While we are not in possession of the official trailer for The Bear Season 3, since its renewal and release dates have not been announced, we will make sure to update you on any new developments in that direction.

In the meanwhile, watch this Bear Season 2 trailer from the official YouTube handle of Rotten Tomatoes.

The Bear Season 2 Trailer

While we gather more information for the inception of The Bear Season 3, turn on your notifications to Web News Observer and stay tuned!