The second season of the critically acclaimed series Bear is being loved by viewers after its release in the US last week.
A year after Christopher Stoner’s comedy show — starring Jeremy Allen White as a chef trying to save his father’s debt-ridden sandwich shop — became a hit on Hulu. , all 10 episodes of the new season premiered on the subscription service on June 23.
But those hoping to see the new episodes in the UK were left confused and disappointed, when they learned that the series had yet to be made available to them.
“Why season two of Bear Not available in the UK yet?!” Host Jamie East asked on Twitter, with user @WillChich calling the delay “crazy and really frustrating”.
@DapperDan commented: “I’m really amazed to hear that in our lord 2023 you have studios/streamers still operating under this archaic model of international territorial distribution simply simply no longer exists. It is incredible incompetence or naivety. Probably both.”
However, there is not too long to wait for part two of Bear will be added to Star on Disney+ on July 19.
Bear follows Carmy (White), an award-winning young chef from the world of fine dining, who returns home with Chicago to run the family’s indebted bakery after the death of his brother.
Also starring in the series are Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Ayo Edebiri, with Molly Gordon joining the series for season two. Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk will also make a guest appearance, along with stars Will Poulter, Sarah Paulson and Olivia Colman.
The season two synopsis reads: “As they strip the restaurant naked, the crew go on their own journey of transformation, each forced to face their past and reflect on who they want to be in the future. future.
“Of course, it turned out that the only thing harder than running a restaurant was opening a new restaurant, and the team had to juggle the crazy bureaucracy of permits and contractors with the beauty and creative agony of menu making.
“The transition also brings a new focus to hospitality. As entire staff are forced to collaborate with each other in new ways, pushing the boundaries of their abilities and relationships, they also learn what it means to serve, both to diners and to each other.”
Bear is currently one of the highest rated shows of 2023, with a 100% Rotten Romatoes score after 48 reviews.
The delayed release in the UK was due to exclusive licensing rights in different territories, which prevented several titles from being offered simultaneously. For example, Netflix only added a certain movie to its service in the UK six months after it was made available in the US.