The trailer for season two of The Bear looks like it will trade the pulse-pounding intensity of running a restaurant kitchen for… the pulse-pounding intensity of trying to open a restaurant on a tight schedule.
The FX-produced Hulu series, whose second season premieres June 22, picks up where the first left off, following Carmy’s (Jeremy Allen White) decision to shut down his family’s Italian beef joint in Chicago and to open a new restaurant. He, Sydney (Ayo Edebiri) and Richie (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) set a six-month timetable to open the doors of the new establishment.
Here’s the official description: “Season two follows Carmy, Sydney and Richie as they work to transform their dingy sandwich joint into a next-level place. As they strip the restaurant to its bones, the crew embarks on their own transformative journeys, each forced to confront the past and consider who they want to be in the future. Of course, the only thing more difficult than running a restaurant turns out to be opening a new one, and the team has to juggle the insane bureaucracy of permits and contractors with the beauty and creative agony of menu planning. The transition also brings a renewed focus on hospitality. As the entire staff is forced to come together in new ways that push the boundaries of their capabilities and relationships, they are also learning what it means to be of service, both to guests and each other.”
The Bear also stars Abby Elliott, Lionel Boyce, Liza Colón-Zayas and Matty Matheson. Edwin Lee Gibson and Oliver Platt will reprise their recurring roles from season one, and Molly Gordon will join the cast in a recurring role – apparently as someone from Carmy’s past, as implied by her appearance at the end of the trailer.
Christopher Storer created The Bear and co-produces with Joanna Calo, Hiro Murai of Super Frog, Josh Senior and Matty Matheson. Tyson Bidner is a producer on the series, who hails from FX Productions.
Watch the trailer below.