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Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal could star in Netflix's 'Beef' season two | Image: Fox 2000 Pictures

Netflix’s ‘Beef’ Season 2 Eyes Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway

Looks like the Beef isn’t settled yet. Netflix’s Emmy-winning anthology drama TV series is reportedly getting a second season, and creator Lee Sung Jin has his sights set on involving some A-list talent. According to Deadline’s The Dish, casting is reportedly in progress for Netflix’s Beef season two, which will continue the feud-centered storyline but with a new pair of couples. Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway are reportedly being considered to play one of the couples, while Charles Melton and Cailee Spaeny are being eyed to play the other.

However, it’s best to temper expectations for now, as this is still very early and Deadline even notes there are “no deals in place.” While Netflix and A24 reportedly have scripts ready and anticipate filming season two of Beef sometime in late summer or fall, these early details can often evolve as production ramps up and casting is finalized.

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Steven Yeun in 'Beef' season one | Image: Netflix
Steven Yeun in ‘Beef’ season one | Image: Netflix

Fueled by a road rage incident, ‘Beef,’ created by Lee Sung Jin and starring Steven Yeun and Ali Wong, throws two strangers, Danny Cho (Yeun) and Amy Lau (Wong), into a tailspin of escalating conflict that ultimately consumes their relationships and lives. ‘Beef’s‘ first season was an instant hit for Netflix, with its darkly comedic exploration of simmering discontent, complex characters, and the unexpected consequences of seemingly small interactions.

The series received critical acclaim, earning numerous awards at both the Emmys and Golden Globes and solidifying its status as one of the best TV shows of the past year. Given its tremendous success, it’s no surprise that Lee Sung Jin is looking to revisit the formula. While ‘Beef’s‘ first season wrapped up the storyline for good, the show’s creator, Lee Sung Jin, sees potential for new seasons to happen. “We always pitched the season to buyers as an anthology series. There was always going to be new characters,” Jin told reporters at the Golden Globes.

He added, “Whether it stays limited or turns as an anthology or we continue existing, that’s really up to Netflix. But whatever they decide, I’m definitely ready.” He also reiterated this sentiment at the Emmys, expressing his belief in the show’s potential for further exploration. “I feel like there are so many paths. It could stay limited — it was a very close-ended story for sure. But if Netflix wanted to continue, it could also be anthology… It could be many thing,” Jin said.

As of now, Netflix hasn’t officially greenlit Beef season two. Reports of Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Charles Melton, and Cailee Spaeny as potential leads also currently remain unconfirmed, and plot details are unsurprisingly scarce. However, the first season’s success, coupled with Netflix’s appetite for original content, makes a second season seem likely, potentially featuring new characters embroiled in another bitter feud.