The Bear

The Bear renewed for third series

In a promotional still, characters from The Bear stand in a variety of poses

The high-octane, Chicago-based drama, which premiered in America on Hulu and is available in the UK on Disney+, “has become a cultural phenomenon,” according to Nick Grad, president of FX Entertainment.

Grad added, “We’re so proud to partner with [series creator] Christopher Storer, [writer and executive producer] Joanna Calo, [executive producer] 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.

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The first saw world renowned chef Carmy Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White), Sydney Adamu (Ayo Edebiri) and Richie Jerimovich (Ebon Moss-Bachrach)—all returning for the upcoming series—just about manage to save his family's grimy Chicago sandwich restaurant from financial ruin, thanks to the huge tomato can cash windfall.

The second will see them look to transform the joint into the city's next best eatery which, given the windfall, you'd expect to be plain sailing. But, reads the press release, "it turns out that the only thing harder than running a restaurant is opening a new one."