Are you ready to see Chicago’s most dysfunctional family for a third season? Yes, chef! Since it first dropped in June 2021, The Bear has become an instant hit, and we’re now eagerly awaiting The Bear season 3 release date for a return to the kitchen.
The Bear follows culinary prodigy Carmen ‘Carmy’ Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White), who returns to Chicago to run his recently deceased brother’s sandwich shop. Chaotic, emotional, and incredibly funny, it’s easily one of the best TV series in recent years (read our The Bear season 2 review for more thoughts). Prep your stations, ’cause here’s everything you need to know about the next season.
The Bear season 3 release date speculation
The Bear season 3 is officially on the way and we expect more episodes to arrive in late 2024, serving up plenty more thrills and laughs.
On November 6, 2023, the network officially announced the show’s return, with Deadline reporting that a 2024 date is in the pipeline. That’s speedy, even for the hectic environment of the kitchen!
Let’s face it, given how successful the first two seasons have been, FX would have been silly not to renew The Bear for a third.
Then, in November 2023, it was revealed that The Bear season 3 was looking at February-March 2024 to begin production. Bearing in mind that there was about a year between the greenlight and release of season 2, we think a late 2024 release date is on the cards for Carmy and his crew.
Who’s in The Bear season 3 cast?
All the main players should be back for The Bear season 3, including Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri — and we can probably expect more eclectic guest stars too.
One of the most talked-about elements of The Bear season 2 was the incredible collection of guest stars who joined The Bear cast. Carmy’s insane family were particularly impressive, including the likes of Bob Odenkirk and Jamie Lee Curtis.
So while we expect the full restaurant crew to return, we’ll keep our eyes peeled for any celebrity cameo announcements, too.
The expected Bear season 3 cast list:
- Jeremy Allen White as Carmy Berzatto
- Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Richie Jerimovich
- Ayo Edebiri as Sydney Adamu
- Lionel Boyce as Marcus
- Liza Colón-Zayas as Tina
- Abby Elliott as Natalie Berzatto
- Edwin Lee Gibson as Ebraheim
- Matty Matheson as Neil Fak
- Jose M. Cervantes as Angel
- Oliver Platt as Uncle Jimmy
- Chris Witaske as Pete
- Gillian Jacobs as Tiffany
- Jamie Lee Curtis as Donna Berzatto
What will The Bear season 3 be about?
The Bear season 3 will likely follow Carmy, Syndey, Richie, and the rest of the gang as they continue to navigate the new restaurant.
They barely got out of opening day unscathed, but they made it happen, so we can see season 3 focusing on the trials and struggles that come with running a new business — as well as that ever-pressing worry of whether they’ll be able to make enough money to pay back their loan.
With Carmy’s relationship with Claire seemingly over, his mental state might take another dip, while Marcus will also have a hard time of it, given how season 2 heavily hinted at his mother’s demise.
The evolving dynamic of Sydney, Carmy, and Richie will, of course, be at the center of things — but we can also expect to learn more about the Berzatto family and how the loss of Mikey continues to shape them. And will Carmy and Sugar ever find out that their mom showed up to the opening? Whether they do or not, there’s bound to be fireworks.
Is there a The Bear season 3 trailer?
We’re thinking a trailer for The Bear season 3 will probably arrive in 2024, once they’ve had chance to film more of the show.
As previously mentioned, the show is eyeing a February/March production start date, so it’ll take at least a couple of months after that to get some finished footage together.
Once we start to get looks at the newest season, we’ll be sure to let you know. For now, all we have is the renewal announcement that FX shared on Twitter.
In the meantime, there’s one moment from The Bear that we keep going back to time and time again, so we thought we’d share it with you to remind you of how talented Jeremy Allen White really is. We present: Carmy’s monologue from season 1.
Where can I watch The Bear season 3?
If you’re in the US, you’ll be able to watch it on Hulu, while international audiences will need to wait for it to land on Disney Plus.
The Bear season 2 hit Hulu in the US on Thursday, June 22, 2023, while UK audiences needed to wait about a month later for it to arrive on Disney Plus. We’d probably expect there to be an international wait again for season 3.
While FX owns the show, it doesn’t currently air on TV and is a streaming exclusive — although this might change with season 3. We’ll keep our ear to the ground.
How many episodes will The Bear season 3 have?
The most likely scenario will be another ten-episode season for The Bear season 3.
The Bear season 1 was eight episodes long but proved so popular that a ten-episode run was commissioned for season 2. It’s possible that FX and Disney will make season 3 slightly longer. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for more!
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