One of 2022's most talked-about TV shows finally has an Irish release date
We've been keeping an eye out for this announcement...
Initially launched in the States in late June this year, we have been constantly checking to see when The Bear would finally get an Irish and UK release date.
Airing on FX in the US - one of the many direct broadcasters we don't have on this side of the Atlantic - the show became an immediate hit, with critics universally losing their minds for it (100% on Rotten Tomatoes!), and audiences wrapped up in the weekly unique drama.
The Bear tells the story of a young fine dining chef (Jeremy Allen White) coming home to Chicago to run his family's Italian beef sandwich shop after the suicide of his older brother, who left behind debts, a dilapidated kitchen, and an unruly staff.
Admittedly, it doesn't sound like much, but trust us when we say this is something truly special...
The show has already been picked up for a second season, such was the unanimous praise heaped upon it, and unlike in the States, the entire first season will drop in one go for us over here.
And if you're still unsure, just check out some of these phenomenal reviews:
The Atlantic - "The Bear is horrifically stressful; it’s also thrilling, ambitious, funny, devastating. The show ends with a revelation that feels almost uncannily like magic. I didn’t begrudge it, because it seems to set up abundant questions and opportunities for a second season, and series that are this thoughtful - this sly and tender and artful - are rare enough to be relished."
Los Angeles Times - "An extraordinary show, not so much for the story it tells as how it tells it; you will have to go far to find another show so invested in and adept at portraying ordinary human speech and behaviour, and even then you might not find one."
Paste Magazine - "Shows like The Bear - with its fully formed tone, presentation, and performances - don’t come around often. Make sure you tune in: it’s a chef’s kiss."
Rolling Stone - "Whatever beef I had with how The Bear made me feel, it was hard to let go of the fact that it had made me feel, and deeply. A show that instantly had a sense of place, had clear conflicts and character arcs, and did not seem to be following any particular Peak TV playbook."
All eight episodes of The Bear will be available to watch on Disney+ from Wednesday, 5 October.
All clips via FX Networks