The Bear Finally Confirms Season 3 Renewal For 2024

When "The Bear" debuted on FX and Hulu in 2022, the television comedy drama set in the restaurant world became a huge word-of-mouth success, earning 13 Emmy nominations in its first year alone. The second season (which launched in June 2023) took the story, performances, and viewing figures to new heights. And now fans hungry for more will be thrilled that "The Bear" is officially returning for a third season. "Who wants another round?" FX wrote on X (formerly Twitter). Yes, chef!

The critically acclaimed drama introduced viewers to fine dining chef Carmen "Carmy" Berzatto (played by Jeremy Allen White) who moved back to Chicago to run his late brother's sandwich shop, The Original Beef. In Season 2, we experienced the highs and lows of chef Carmy, sous chef Sydney (Ayo Edebiri), and the rest of the culinary team trying to transform the joint into a new high-end restaurant called The Bear.

Though no other details have been provided on the storyline behind the third season, set to premiere in 2024, it's assumed the series will continue its unique focus on the very nature of hospitality with its astute, funny — and at times unbearably stressful — insights into what goes on behind the scenes of a restaurant.

Carmy and the team will return to TV screens in 2024

Season 2 of the culinary comedy drama "The Bear" celebrated the casual chaos of fine dining, focusing on several of the much-loved characters undergoing individual journeys of discovery and transformation. We saw Marcus (Lionel Boyce) learning about intricate desserts in Copenhagen; Tina (Liza Colón-Zayas) heading to culinary school; and cousin Richie (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) being immersed in a Michelin starred level of service.

The riveting season also led to a social media obsession with how to make a perfect omelet, thanks to Sydney's mouthwatering Boursin-filled, potato chip-topped, French-style creation. Just on TikTok alone, "The Bear omelet" has received over 83 million views. And viewers and reviewers of the show alike have lapped it all up, with the series receiving almost unanimously positive reviews, with a 99% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

With the Season 2 finale featuring (spoiler alert) Carmy locked in the walk-in freezer on the new restaurant's launch night, there are plenty of questions about how the story could pan out in Season 3. FX has not yet confirmed any plot details, nor a specific release date, though we do know it will air on Hulu in 2024. But hopefully we won't have too long to wait for the third course — and here's hoping it's a particularly meaty one.