Fans of The Bear officially have something to look forward to in terms of the show’s return.
On Friday, during his executive remarks from the Television Critics Association event, FX Chairman John Landgraf announced that the acclaimed comedy series will finally premiere season 3 in June.
Landgraf confirmed that the Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri-led series, which premiered its second season in June 2023, will return in early summer, although an official date could not be nailed down just yet.
“We couldn’t be prouder or more excited [of the show],” Landgraf said of announcing the return of the Emmy-winning series.
As far as whether or not the show will once again drop all episodes of the new season at the same time — something that The Bear did for season 1 and season 2 — the FX official said he and those at the helm have no plans to change things up on fans.
“I have no doubt we’ll just keep doing it,” Landgraf said, joking that it may also be the favored release strategy for those who are religious watchers as the show can be “a little anxiety-inducing.”
The announcement comes just weeks after The Bear won 10 Emmy Awards for its first season. Chief among the wins were nods in the Best Lead Actor (White), Best Supporting Actress (Edebiri), and Best Comedy Series.
In November, the show was officially renewed for season 3 just hours after the SAG-AFTRA strike — which lasted 118 days and delayed production on several other FX shows — came to an end.
“The Bear, which wowed audiences in its first season only to achieve even greater heights in season two, has become a cultural phenomenon,” said Nick Grad, President of FX Entertainment, in a press release at the time.
“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,” Grad continued.