The Bear may be about a rising star in Chicago’s culinary world, but it’s the series that has got everyone talking – and we finally know when it’s coming to the UK.

When it comes to TV programmes about food, we’re used to Bake Off, Chef’s Table and all the other fun shows and documentaries in between. But dramas about the world of food are a little harder to come by. Most recently Stephen Graham’s Boiling Point won us over, and now there’s now a new series that takes the culinary world as its inspiration – and we can’t wait to watch it.

The Bear has received much praise since its US release earlier this year, and it’s even managed to hit a coveted 100% Rotten Tomatoes ranking. The comedy-drama has been hailed one of the unmissable watches of the year and for good reason. It’s been applauded for being an authentic and gripping look at the reality of running a small restaurant, and trust us, it’s been a real struggle to contain our excitement as avid US watchers have been excitedly sharing their opinions, recaps and tweets about each episode.

It’s been such a hit that it’s already been renewed for a second season and now we finally know when it’s coming to the UK. With that, here’s everything you need to know about The Bear

Jeremy Allen White leads the cast of Disney+’s The Bear.

What is the plot of The Bear?

The series deals with the fast-paced and gritty world of small restaurants. Specifically, in Chicago – but you don’t need to be clued up on your Top Chef or Masterchef episodes as the series also explores family loss, relationships and suicide.

As the synopsis reads: “The Bear follows Carmen ‘Carmy’ Berzatto, 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.” 

Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Girls) also stars in The Bear.

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Who stars in The Bear?

Jeremy Allen White (Shameless US) leads the cast as Carmen ‘Carmy’ Berzatto and is joined by Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Girls) as Richard “Richie” Jerimovich, Ayo Edebiri (Big Mouth) as Sydney Adamu, Lionel Boyce (The Jellies) as Marcus, Liza Colón-Zayas (All Is Well) as Tina and Abby Elliott (Saturday Night Live) as Natalie “Sugar” Berzatto.

The cast also includes Canadian chef and restaurateur Matty Matheson as Neil Fak, Oliver Platt (Chicago Med) as Jimmy Cicero, Chris Witaske (Love) as Pete and theatre actor Edwin Lee Gibson as Ebraheim.

Rounding out the cast are José Cervantes as Angel, Corey Hendrix (Fargo) as Gary and Richard Esteras (Death Wish) as Manny. 

Lionel Boyce and Ayo Edebiri star in Disney+’s The Bear.

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Is there a trailer for The Bear?

There certainly is and it’s a brief snapshot into the chaos, laughter and wholesomeness that we can’t wait to see unfold.

Watch the teaser here: 

What has been said about The Bear?

The series has already aired in the US and we never knew one series could generate so much praise, both for its exploration of grittier themes but also the chemistry in the cast is an undeniable reason to watch. 

A simple scroll through Twitter quickly reveals The Bear to be many people’s standout series of the year.

We can’t wait for it to come to the UK so we can watch it and rewatch it again ourselves.

When and where will The Bear be available to watch here in the UK?

The Bear will be coming to Disney+ on 5 October. The countdown is on … 

Images: Hulu

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