Before The Bear became everyone’s reference for the on-screen conveyance of the high-pressure, high-heat stakes of restaurant kitchen life, director Philip Barantini’s 2019 film set the bar with its one-shot, unbearably tense portrayal of the most important — and (spoiler alert) final — day in the life of Stephen Graham’s beleaguered fictional chef Andy Jones. Now creator James Cummings expands on the world of the film with a tense, nerve-racking four-episode dive into the world of the original with a story that focuses on the post-Andy challenges faced by his former assistant Carly (Vinette Robinson) and her team as they attempt to start a new rest aurant. Dramatically engaging and atmospherically charged, it’s a fitting tribute to its source material and satisfying continuation of its spirit...

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