The Bear’s new Season 2 trailer, which came out Monday afternoon, doesn’t show an Italian beef sandwich until the very end. The hype train for the FX show is picking up speed since the network announced last week that Season 2 will start on June 22. New episodes will be available to watch on Thursday, June 22.
The buildup will continue all summer, and group members are likely to go to the James Beard Awards on June 5 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago before the show airs. Eater is the place to go for a national view.
The two-minute video shows a lot, but like all good trailers, it doesn’t tell you everything. Fans will see a lot of Chicago, like the corncob towers in Marina City, and more shots of the CTA El moving above ground. But there aren’t many food pieces that are easy to spot. In one scene, the butcher at Fulton Market, Publican Quality Meats, is shown.
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Carmen “Carmy” Bezatto, played by Jeremy Allen White, seems to run into an old love at a food store in Lincoln Park called Dom’s Kitchen and Market. There were lots of Chicago Easter Eggs in the first season.
Several staff members wore Chicago White Sox gear, and there was an homage to Minnie Mioso, the team’s first Cuban player. Even though the video doesn’t show any team logos, it starts with AC/DC’s “If You Want Blood (You Got It).”
If you watched season 1, like us, you’ve probably been looking forward to season 2 of “The Bear” which kicks off in June. Watch the trailer below to see which R.E.M. song features prominently in the new season.https://t.co/bjO8jsaDr2
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The Australian band’s music was always played at Sox Park for a long time. The song is also about the hard work that goes into starting a restaurant People who work in restaurants will likely understand the problems the Bear’s staff will face when they open a new place. The screen shows a mix of plans, drawings, and menu items. Then they find out that the planned opening date is just a story.
The video also shows Sydney Adamu (Ayo Edebiri) interviewing possible employees, using what seems to be a text thread from a Chicago restaurant worker. When a white male interviewee asks Edebiri, a black woman, “When can I talk to the chef?” this is another scene that doesn’t happen in real life. She is the cook and friend.