Get your knives ready: “The Bear” has finally been renewed for season three. FX announced the news on Nov. 6. Nick Grad, president of FX Entertainment, said in a statement, “‘The Bear,’ which wowed audiences in its first season only to achieve even greater heights in season two, has become a cultural phenomenon. We’re so proud to partner with Christopher Storer, Joanna Calo, Josh Senior, and the rest of the creative team, as well as the brilliant cast led by Jeremy Allen White, Ayo Edebiri, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach. What they and the crew have done is truly remarkable, and we and our partners at Hulu join fans in looking forward to the next chapter in the story of ‘The Bear.'”
Season two premiered on Hulu back in June with 10 high-octane episodes. The second season ends with the titular restaurant on the brink of its official opening, and while the food is amazing, the people who work at The Bear still have a lot of issues to work out.
And as for what the new season will hold, we do have some clues. Creator Christopher Storer spoke to Esquire about the new season in an interview published on June 23. While discussing season two’s Christmas episode (done entirely in flashback), he revealed some plans for season three. Ayo Edebiri, whose character Sydney wasn’t in the episode, was with Storer and the crew behind the camera instead of in front of it while they were filming said episode. The creator told Esquire, “It was also great having Ayo on set with me that week – she’s going to direct a few episodes next year so she was an important set of fresh eyes.”
FX did not announce when the new season is expected to premiere, however. Seasons one and two premiered in June 2022 and 2023, respectively, but season three is undoubtedly delayed because of the writers strike (which ended in September) and the ongoing actors strike.
Ahead, find out everything else we know about “The Bear”‘s third season.