DISNEY+ SETS LAUNCH DATE FOR THE CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED ORIGINAL SERIES “THE BEAR” IN THE UK AND IRELAND
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LONDON, UK (1 September 2022) – Disney+ has confirmed that season one of the critically-acclaimed original series “The Bear” will launch on the streaming service in the UK and Ireland on 5 October, with all eight episodes available to stream.
The title joins Disney+’ autumn line up of titles to stream, that includes “Andor” (21 September), “The Kardashians” (22 September), “The Old Man” (28 September) and “Candy” (12 October).
“The Bear” follows Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White), a young chef from the fine dining world, who comes home to Chicago to run his family sandwich shop – The Original Beef of Chicagoland – after a heartbreaking death in his family. A world away from what he’s used to, Carmy must balance the soul-crushing realities of small business ownership, his strong-willed and recalcitrant kitchen staff and his strained familial relationships, all while grappling with the impact of his brother’s suicide.
“The Bear” is about food, family, the insanity of the grind, the beauty of Sense of Urgency and the steep slippery downsides. As Carmy fights to transform both The Original Beef of Chicagoland and himself, he works alongside a rough-around-the-edges kitchen crew that ultimately reveal themselves as his chosen family.
In addition to White, this half-hour comedy series co-stars include Ebon Moss-Bachrach (“Richard ‘Richie’ Jerimovich”), Ayo Edebiri (“Sydney Adamu”), Abby Elliott (“Natalie ‘Sugar’ Berzatto”), Lionel Boyce (“Marcus”), Liza Colón-Zayas (“Tina”), Edwin Lee Gibson (“Ebraheim”) and Matty Matheson (“Neil Fak”).
“The Bear” was created by Christopher Storer (Ramy, Eighth Grade), who also serves as executive producer alongside Joanna Calo (BoJack Horseman, Undone), Hiro Murai (Atlanta, Station Eleven) and Nate Matteson (Station Eleven, The Choe Show) of Super Frog and Josh Senior, with Tyson Bidner (Ramy) serving as producer and Matty Matheson as co-producer. The series is produced by FX Productions and has been renewed for a second season.
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