FX’s Culinary Sensation ‘The Bear’ Confirms Production Dates for Season 3
Breakout culinary smash The Bear is ready to roar again, with FX/Hulu confirming the filming/production dates for season three, Per Deadline, production for season three of The Bear is set to kick off sometime in either the closing weeks of February or the initial weeks of March. Fans can expect the return of series regulars Jeremy Allen White (Carmy), Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Richie), and Ayo Edebiri (Sydney) as they reprise their roles in the upcoming season along with the rest of the ensemble cast. Although the official plot remains a well-guarded secret, The Bear season three is likely to pick up the pieces right where it left off in the last instalment.
The season two finale episode ended with White’s Carmy getting trapped inside the walk-in refrigerator. While he’s in there, Carmy spirals into self-loathing and starts to vent his frustrations about the state of his life. He inadvertently mentions how his relationship with Claire (Molly Gordon) has been affecting his job, not knowing Gordon’s Claire is standing on the other side. Shocked and hurt, Claire left the restaurant in tears.
As the series gears up for its return to the small screen, the fallout from Carmy’s accidental fridge confessions, as well as how our chefs plan to make the new restaurant work, is likely to play a pivotal and emotionally charged role in season three.
Alongside his role as the young chef, Jeremy Allen White’s upcoming project will see him sharing the screen with Zac Efron in A24’s wrestling drama The Iron Claw. In a recent interview with Deadline, the actor discussed his potential return for The Bear season three. Despite not having seen the scripts for the new instalment, White remained hopeful for his character’s speedy escape from the walk-in freezer, also adding that he’s excited about the prospect of a fresh batch of notable guest stars, similar to last season.
Reflecting on the previous season’s standout episode, ‘Fishes,’ White expressed that he would love to see a new episode where “we can get as many (guest stars) to come back for one day.” The actor even went on to say that he “would love to see” Olivia Colman return as Chef Terry, last seen in season two’s “Forks,” as the owner of the Ever restaurant where Richie (Ebon Moss-Bacharach) temporarily worked.
White also expressed a strong desire for Jamie Lee Curtis to reprise her role as Momma Donna further revealing that his “dream” lineup of guest stars would include Oscar winner Sam Rockwell and Emmy winner John Turturro. As production for season three is yet to kick off, fans might have to wait until early 2025 or beyond for the new season’s release.
Talking a bit about the return of The Bear, FX entertainment president Nick Grad previously said, (via The Hollywood Reporter), “‘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‘.”