If showrunner Christopher Storer’s phrases are something to go by, it is shaping as much as be the latter. “It almost feels like season 1 was sort of, ‘Let’s catch up’, and season 2 is sort of like where the show properly begins, once we’ve met everyone and seen their backstory,” he informed Variety earlier this 12 months. “So it’s been cool to just expand the world and just learn more about [the characters].”
Of all these characters, it is the evolution of Sydney and Carmy’s relationship we’re trying ahead to essentially the most. The two have made for an interesting but fragile dynamic within the first season; it appeared like they had been parting methods endlessly in that demanding penultimate episode, however the ultimate moments of season 1 left their relationship on a promising notice. We’ve by no means seen Sydney and Carmy working as equal companions earlier than, and it will be enjoyable to see how that seems.
The different huge query mark this season is Richie, essentially the most change-resistant character on the present, who doubtless will not have a straightforward time adjusting to this classier, cleaner different to The Beef that Carmy and Sydney are pushing for. As Storer defined, “Season 2, really, it’s about balance in a lot of ways, between time and what it means to start fresh and how you can start in a healthy direction. For somebody like Richie, I think finding where he fits in is what he’s looking for.”
“The Bear” season 2 will premiere on Hulu on June 22, 2023.