The highly-anticipated season 3 of The Bear has been confirmed – much to the delight of the show’s cult followers.
Fans had a nerve-jangling wait for the good news after the show’s second season ended on a cliffhanger more than five months ago.
Starring Jeremy Allen White, the FX/Hulu original follows young chef Carmy (White) as he sets out to transform his family’s Chicago sandwich shop into a Michellen-star eaterie.
Ayo Edebiri and Ebon Moss-Bachrach, who recently landed their first Emmy nominations for Supporting Comedy Actress and Actor, also star, as do Abby Elliott, Lionel Boyce, Liza Colón-Zayas and Matty Matheson.
The dark comedy’s first season, which debuted in 2022, has been nominated for an additional 11 Emmys – including Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead Comedy Actor and Comedy Writing and Directing – at the postponed awards show in January 2024.
The latest series (SPOILER!) saw Carmy locked in the restaurant’s walk-in freezer on opening night.
Suffering from a mental breakdown the head chef manages to destroy two of his closest relationships with his best friend Richie (Moss-Bachrach) and his new girlfriend Claire (Gordon) before the locksmith finally arrives.
“The Bear, which wowed audiences in its first season only to achieve even greater heights in season two, has become a cultural phenomenon,” said FX entertainment president Nick Grad.
“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.”