If you've been feeling calm, collected and stress-free over the past year, then get ready for all of that to change - The Bear is back.
The anxiety-inducing kitchen drama which took the world by storm in 2022 has returned for its second season, with fans now getting an opportunity to re-acquaint themselves with Jeremy Allen White's Carmy Berzatto, Ayo Edebiri's Sydney Adamu and Ebon Moss-Bachrach's Richie Jerimovich.
Season 2 focuses on Carmy and Sydney's mission to turn The Original Beef of Chicagoland into a next-level joint, preparing their new menu, training staff and sorting their finances - but it doesn't all go smoothly, of course.
The Bear season 2 UK release date
The second season of The Bear became available to stream in full on Disney Plus from 19th July 2023, just under a month after it debuted in the US on 22nd June.
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The new season follows Carmy, Sydney and Richie as they work to transform their sandwich joint into a next-level spot.
The synopsis for the new 10-episode season says: "As they strip the restaurant down to its bones, the crew undertakes 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 cast - who will be back for season 2?
The cast list for The Bear season 2 has now been unveiled, with all of the central cast returning - including Jeremy Allen White, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Ayo Edebiri.
This season will also see a new cast member in a recurring capacity, with Molly Gordon (Booksmart, You People) joining the show in an undisclosed role.
Meanwhile, it's also been reported that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3's Will Poulter and Better Call Saul's Bob Odenkirk will be making appearances in the new episodes as well - while there are plenty of other surprise cameos on the cards...
Here's the full list of the major cast members we're currently expecting to be back for The Bear season 2:
- Jeremy Allen White as Carmen 'Carmy' Berzatto
- Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Richard 'Richie' Jerimovich
- Ayo Edebiri as Sydney Adamu
- Lionel Boyce as Marcus
- Liza Colón-Zayas as Tina
- Abby Elliott as Natalie 'Sugar' Berzatto
- Edwin Lee Gibson as Ebraheim
- Matty Matheson as Neil Fak
- Oliver Platt as Jimmy Cicero
- Molly Gordon as Claire
The Bear season 2 trailer
You can watch the teaser trailer for The Bear season 2 right here, now.
The Bear seasons 1 and 2 are available to stream in the UK now on Disney Plus – sign up to Disney Plus for £7.99 a month or £79.90 a year now.