Bob Odenkirk Joins the Cast of FX’s The Bear Season 2: Bob Odenkirk, who starred in the critically acclaimed television series Better Call Saul, has been cast in The Bear. The sixth and last season of Odenkirk starrer Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul, was released last year to tremendous critical praise. After Better Call Saul ended, Odenkirk went on to star in Lucky Hank, a new AMC sitcom.

Odenkirk is now appearing in another major series. According to Variety, Odenkirk is set to join The Bear season 2 in a guest role with details hidden but will be revealed when the FX series returns this summer. Everything is kept under wraps to fuel the suspense until we finally know.

How Casting Bob Odenkirk Turns Out Better For The Bear:

The Bear’s first season was a hugely successful FX sitcom. It became the most-watched half-hour programme on FX and got numerous award show nominations. Notably, this featured Jeremy Allen White, the show’s star, being nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy or Musical and winning the award. Three weeks after its debut, FX announced that The Bear would return for a second season.

Known for playing Lip Gallagher on Shameless, White was the star amidst an ensemble cast of lesser-known actors. The Bear season 1 highlighted the talents of Ayo Edebiri, playing the compassionate and fierce new cook Sydney, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Carmy’s charismatic but short-tempered cousin Richie. Other “chefs” (as Carmy lovingly deems anyone who works in his kitchen) in the series included Lionel Boyce, Liza Colon-Zayas, Edwin Lee Gibson, and Corey Hendrix. By introducing Odenkirk, The Bear will be able to incorporate a mainstream television talent, elevating its already-stellar cast.

This casting is encouraging for the dramedy’s already prosperous career. The Bear is already set up for a great season 2, given the resounding success of its first season. The Bear might possibly get more views than the first season if Odenkirk gets a guest role. As the premiere of the new episodes approaches, we should be informed of Odenkirk’s part in the series.

The Bear Season 2 will debut in June.

Source: ScreenRant

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