Will There Be ‘The Bear’ Season 4? What To Know After That Major Cliffhanger

Warning: Spoilers Ahead for Season 3 of FX’s “The Bear”

The highly anticipated third season of The Bear premiered on June 26, leaving fans wondering about the future of the series after a major cliffhanger. Here’s what you need to know about the potential fourth season of FX’s beloved drama, including possible release dates and plot details.

About The Bear

FX’s Emmy-winning series The Bear delves into the food industry through the perspective of young chef Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto. After leaving a prestigious fine dining career, Carmy takes over his late brother’s local sandwich shop in Chicago. By Season 3, he’s transformed the shop into an upscale eatery, facing numerous challenges along the way.

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Season 3 Recap

Season 3 begins after the dramatic Season 2 finale, which saw Carmy trapped in a walk-in fridge for most of the episode. The next day, he attempts to apologize to Richie and Claire, though he never manages to reconcile with Claire. Determined to earn The Bear a Michelin star, Carmy plans to change the menu daily without consulting Sydney.

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Changing the menu drastically increases expenses, a concern repeatedly voiced by Natalie and Uncle Jimmy. The staff also struggles to identify which duck dish they served to a food critic from the Chicago Tribune, whose review is pending.

Carmy is obsessed with perfecting the menu and setting high standards for his team. Sydney, frustrated by Carmy’s poor communication and toxic work habits, is considering an offer to work under Chef Shapiro.

Will There Be a ‘The Bear’ Season 4?

Yes, The Bear was quietly renewed for a fourth season when the third season was greenlit last fall, according to Deadline. Although FX has not officially confirmed the renewal, some Chicago news outlets reported that several episodes of Season 4 were filmed in Chicago right after Season 3.

At a virtual press conference on June 24, the cast hinted at this. Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri mentioned they did shoot some material, but didn’t confirm it was for Season 4.

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Potential Plot for Season 4

Season 4 will likely pick up from the Season 3 finale cliffhanger. As Carmy returns from Ever’s funeral, he learns that the Chicago Tribune review is out. He also has several missed calls from Uncle Jimmy and Computer, hinting at bad news.

While the full review is not shown, words like “confusing,” “excellent,” “culinary,” “innovative,” “sloppy,” “inconsistent,” “simple,” and “complex” flash on the screen, ending with “stale.” Earlier in the season, Uncle Jimmy warned that a bad review could spell the end for The Bear.

In Season 4, viewers will likely see the fallout from the review and whether Uncle Jimmy decides to close The Bear. It will also reveal if Sydney leaves to start a new restaurant with Chef Shapiro. The final scene teases, “To be continued.”

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Release Date for Season 4 on Hulu

FX has not announced a release date for Season 4. Based on the previous seasons’ schedules, it’s likely that Season 4 will premiere in the summer of 2025.

Cast for Season 4

The cast for Season 4 has not been confirmed. Most of the main cast from Season 3, including Jeremy Allen White, Ayo Edebiri, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Abby Elliott, Lionel Boyce, Liza Colón-Zayas, Matty Matheson, and Ricky Staffieri, are expected to return.

Season 3 featured notable guest stars like Jamie Lee Curtis, Olivia Colman, Will Poulter, and John Cena. It’s unclear if any of these guest stars will return for Season 4. Stay tuned for updates.