The Bear season 2: episode guide, trailer, cast and everything we know about the hit drama

Jeremy Allen White as Carmy in The Bear season 2
Jeremy Allen White, The Bear season 2 (Image credit: FX)

This summer just got a little more exciting with The Bear season 2. The sleeper hit follows a struggling Chicago restaurant and the eccentric staff that relies on the eatery and its unique brand of chaos. 

Fresh off a Golden Globe win for Jeremy Allen White for his role as Chef Carmen, aka Carmy, the show blows into its sophomore season with extra wind in its sails and fresh storylines given Carmy effectively decided to close the restaurant his deceased brother started and reopen it as something that better suits Carmy’s vision of the future. 

So besides a different name on the building and menu on the table, what else can fans look forward to in the new episodes? Here's everything we know about The Bear season 2.  

The Bear season 2 release date

The Bear season 2 debuted its 10-episode run on Thursday, June 22 in the US. 

The second season will debut in the UK on Disney Plus on July 19. 

The Bear season 2 episode guide

Here is the episode guide for the brand-new season. 

Season 2, episode 1: "Beef"
"Faced with the reality of opening a new restaurant, the crew must make a plan."

Season 2, episode 2: "Pasta"
"The crew splits up to work towards their new vision."

Season 2, episode 3: "Sundae"
"Sydney searches Chicago for culinary inspiration." 

Season 2, episode 4: "Honeydew"
"Marcus challenges himself." 

Season 2, episode 5: "Pop"
"The renovation gets off track." 

Season 2, episode 6: "Fishes"
"Feast of the Seven Fishes." 

Season 2, episode 7: "Forks"
"Richie stages." 

Season 2, episode 8: "Bolognese"
"The crew awaits a do or die fire suppression test."

Season 2, episode 9: "Omelette"
"Final preparations are made for The Bear's first service."

Season 2, episode 10: "The Bear"
"Friends and family night at The Bear." 

The Bear season 2 trailer

On June 7, another official teaser was released, and it looks like Chef Carmen is trying to convince himself and a support group that he's staying positive about the restaurant overhaul. Check out the video. 

The anticipation continues to build as FX released another teaser video for season 2. From the look of things, opening the new restaurant may prove more difficult than they imagined. 

On May 31, FX released another teaser for season 2. Take a look at the clip below. 

Judging by the trailer, show fans have a lot to look forward to in season 2. Check it out for yourself. 

The Bear season 2 cast

The cast members from season 1 are all back in the mix. Leading the way is actor Jeremy Allen White. Prior to The Bear, White's most notable role was playing Lip Gallagher in the hit show Shameless. He's also been spotted in the films like The Rental, The Birthday Cake and the 2023 Sundance movie Fremont

Joining White are Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Andor), Ayo Edebiri (Abbott Elementary), Abby Elliott (Cheaper by the Dozen), Lionel Boyce (Loiter Squad), Liza Colón-Zayas (In Treatment), Edwin Lee Gibson (Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty) and Matty Matheson (It's Suppertime!). 

Also along for the ride in season 2 in a recurring role is actress Molly Gordon. Gordon was recently spotted in You People and Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty

The Bear season 2 plot

Jeremy Allen White as Carmy sitting in the kitchen on The Bear

Jeremy Allen White in The Bear (Image credit: Hulu)

Here is the official synopsis for season 2:

"Season two follows 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 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."

How to watch The Bear season 2

In the US, The Bear streams on Hulu. Those hoping to tune into new episodes need a subscription to the streaming service. Currently, Hulu offers several options for would-be subscribers, including as a standalone service, as part of the Disney Bundle or paired with live TV via Hulu with Live TV.

Season 2 episodes air in the UK on July 19 on Disney Plus

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