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Here’s Your First Look at The Bear Season 3—And the Newly Announced Release Date

On May 9, the first teaser and release date for Season 3 of The Bear arrived—and while it offers no answers, the sight of Carm getting down to work is certainly tantalizing.

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The least surprising news in Hollywood? The fact that The Bear—Christopher Storer’s supremely chaotic, incredibly moving comedy-drama, which delivered two of the best episodes of television in recent memory (the Christmas flashback “Fishes” and the Richie-centric “Forks”) back-to-back last season—will be returning for a third installment. Still, we’re relieved to know that Carmy will eventually make it out of that walk-in fridge that he became trapped in as his new restaurant soft-opened, and, presumably, be forced to deal with the consequences of his actions.

The confirmation came from the show’s network, FX/Hulu, on November 6, 2023. Then, in March 2024, it was reported that a fourth season of The Bear was also in the works, and being filmed back-to-back with Season 3. It’s safe to assume that the main cast—Jeremy Allen White, Ayo Edebiri, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Abby Elliott, Lionel Boyce, Liza Colón-Zayas, and Matty Matheson—will all be back for both, as The Bear opens to the public, raising yet more questions about kitchen power dynamics, profit sharing, and whether or not Carmy and Sydney will ever actually get together or if they are in fact, as the show’s cast and creators keep telling us, just friends. We hear you, writers, but that scene between the pair under the table in the ninth episode, “Omelette,” had more tension than any other in the show’s entire run. Just sayin’.

I also have other questions: once Carmy emerges from the walk-in, will he continue to spiral and begin working even more obsessively than he has in the past? Or, did his blowout with Richie help him see the error of his ways? Will Carm reconcile with Claire and, more importantly, will Claire (as played by the wonderful Molly Gordon) finally be given the space to be a fully realized character beyond simply serving as an idealized love interest? And what about Richie’s future as the now meticulous and sharply dressed front-of-house manager; Syd’s as the restaurant’s rising culinary star; and Natalie’s as its project manager, especially as she prepares to give birth? Oh, and after her heartbreaking cameo in the Season 2 finale, will we see more of the force of nature that is Jamie Lee Curtis’s Donna Berzatto? I certainly hope so—though I’m not sure her kids could handle that.

On May 9, a first teaser arrived—and while it offers no answers, the sight of Carm getting down to work is certainly tantalizing. It also revealed the release date: June 27. Bring on the carnage.

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