FX’s The Bear is returning for its highly anticipated second season with a new addition to its cast. Bob Odenkirk, known for his role in Better Call Saul, is set to join the show’s talented ensemble.
The series revolves around the life of a chef named Carmen Berzatto, or “Carmy,” who returns to his hometown in Chicago after working in renowned restaurants worldwide. Following his older brother’s death, Carmy must take over the family business, an Italian beef sandwich shop that his brother and his friend ran together.
However, the shop is in dire straits and on the brink of bankruptcy. With the responsibility of running the business and the burden of grief, anxiety, and insomnia, Carmy struggles to keep the shop afloat while uncovering the secrets behind his brother’s death.
In the first season of The Bear, it garnered critical acclaim. It was hailed as one of the year’s best shows, with Jeremy Allen White, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri, Lionel Boyce, Liza Colón-Zayas, and Abby Elliott delivering powerhouse performances.
The first season ended with Carmy’s discovery of cash stashed in tomato cans in the kitchen. The second season will likely explore the mystery behind the money and its connection to the tragedy that struck the family. With Odenkirk’s star power added to the mix, expectations for the second season are even higher.
The specific characteristics of Odenkirk’s character in the show are being kept secret, but it has been revealed that he will be making a guest appearance. Currently, Odenkirk can be seen playing the role of a college English teacher dealing with a midlife crisis on the dark comedy series “Lucky Hank” on AMC. He is most known for his 13-year portrayal of a criminal lawyer and friend of the cartel, Saul Goodman, on “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul,” which earned him five Emmy nominations in the lead actor category.
Fans of the show can expect another thrilling and emotional ride as Carmy and the rest of the cast navigate the challenges of life, love, and loss in their quest for redemption.