Media Advisory

Season 2 of FX’s Hulu Exclusive “The Bear” Claws Its Way to a Record Opening

Total Hours Streamed Increased +70% vs. Season 1 After First Four Days of Viewing

Season 2 Opening Marks FX’s Most-Watched Debut Ever on Hulu

Season 2 of the Award-Winning, Universally Acclaimed Series Is Certified Fresh 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and Has a Metacritic Score of 92

All 10 Episodes of The Bear Season 2 Streaming Now on Hulu Complete First Season Also Available on Hulu

“The Bear isn’t just a TV show anymore; it’s a phenomenon.” – Judy Berman, TIME

The season two launch of FX’s Hulu Exclusive The Bear posted significant year-over-year gains in viewership with a +70% increase in total hours streamed over the first season after the first four days of viewing. Additionally, the season two debut was the most-watched premiere of any FX series on Hulu. All episodes of season two are available exclusively on Hulu, along with the complete first season, which was the most-watched single season of a comedy series in FX history.

Critical reaction to the second season has been remarkable and it is Certified Fresh 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and has a Metacritic Score of 92.

“4 Stars (out of 4)” – Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

“The Bear remains as absorbing as ever” – Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune

“an electrifying showcase… .Grade A” – Kristen Baldwin, Entertainment Weekly

“TV at its blistering, brilliant best” – Peter Travers, ABC News/Good Morning America

“Perfect” – Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times

“a magnificent achievement” – Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone

“5 Stars (out of 5)” – Matt Roush, TV Insider

“one of the best shows on television right now” – Kelly Lawler, USA Today

Season two follows Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White), Sydney Adamu (Ayo Edebiri) and Richard “Richie” Jerimovich (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) as they work to transform their grimy sandwich joint into a next-level spot. As they strip the restaurant down to its bones, the crew undertakes transformational journeys of their own, each forced to confront the past and reckon with who they want to be in the future.

The Bear

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A young chef from the fine dining world returns to Chicago to run his family's sandwich shop.

Of course, it turns out the only thing harder than running a restaurant is opening a new one, and the team must juggle the insane bureaucracy of permits and contractors with the beauty and creative agony of menu planning. The transition brings a newfound focus on hospitality as well. As the entire staff is forced to come together in new ways, pushing the boundaries of their abilities and relationships, they also learn what it means to be in service, both to diners and each other.

In addition to White, Edebiri and Moss-Bachrach, the half-hour series also stars Abby Elliott, Lionel Boyce, Liza Colón-Zayas and Matty Matheson, with Edwin Lee Gibson, Oliver Platt and newcomer Molly Gordon in recurring roles.

The critically acclaimed series also racked up numerous awards in its first season, including being honored as an AFI TV Program of the Year, as well as a WGA Award, PGA Award, Film Independent Spirit Award, American Cinema Editors Award and ACE Eddie Award. Jeremy Allen White also won the comedy acting award from the Golden Globes, SAG Awards and Critics Choice Awards.

FX’s The Bear was created by Christopher Storer (Ramy, Eighth Grade), who acts as executive producer alongside Joanna Calo (BoJack Horseman, Undone), Hiro Murai (Atlanta, Station Eleven) of Super Frog, Josh Senior and Matty Matheson, with Tyson Bidner (Ramy) serving as producer. The series is produced by FX Productions.

About FX

FX, a division of Disney Entertainment, is a global multiplatform brand that develops, produces, commissions and markets original programming for Hulu and the FX and FXX linear channels in the U.S., and Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other international territories. The FX brand mark appears above the title across its entire slate of originals. Over the past two decades, FX has been responsible for some the most-critically acclaimed and award-winning shows on television. Some of the brand’s current and legacy titles include the dramas American Horror Story, American Crime Story, The Americans, Damages, Fargo, Justified, Nip/Tuck, The Old Man, The Patient, Pose, Rescue Me, The Shield and Sons of Anarchy; the comedies Archer, Atlanta, The Bear, Better Things, DAVE, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Reservation Dogs and What We Do in the Shadows; and a growing slate of docuseries and documentary films.