Critics and every conceivable Netflix subscriber have hailed the television series made by Korean director Lee Sung Jin for Netflix, praising the performances of Yeun and Wong as well as the script and directing. It has received an average rating of 8.4 out of 10 since its premiere 98% on Rotten Tomatoes.
In addition, a score of 86 out of 100 from Metacritic based on 33 critics indicates “universal acclaim.” Overall viewership numbers like these speak volumes about the impact of the show and explain why fans are so eager to hear when the streaming service will bring out the highly expected second season or whether the show will return with new episodes at all in 2023. If you’re curious about the same thing, you’ve come to the perfect place! Here is a rundown of all the new content added in Season 2 of Beef.
Beef Season 2 Renewal Status
Since “Beef” has only been announced as a “miniseries,” there will be no second season. According to Variety, the drama has been entered into the Emmys’ miniseries, anthology, and TV movie categories. Keeping this in mind, I wouldn’t count on a second season. However, in an interview with Rolling Stone, series creator Lee Sung Jin discussed the prospect of a second season. As he put it:
“I wanted it to have a conclusive feel just in case, but there are a lot of ideas on my end to keep this story going. I think if we’re blessed with a second season, there are a lot of ways for Danny and Amy to continue. I have one really big general idea that I can’t really say yet, but I have three seasons mapped out in my head currently.”
Beef Season Cast and characters
- Steven Yeun as Danny Cho, a down-on-his-luck contractor who is involved in a road rage incident
- Ali Wong as Amy Lau, a small business owner who operates a plant-selling business called Kōyōhaus.
- Joseph Lee as George Nakai, Amy’s stay-at-home husband and sculptor who lives in the shadow of his late famous artist father
- Young Mazino as Paul Cho, Danny’s younger brother who is suffering a quarter-life crisis and divides his time between gaming, investing in cryptocurrency, and working out
- David Choe as Isaac Cho, Danny and Paul’s fun but sketchy cousin, who has recently been released from incarceration after the Cho’s family hotel was raided as a result of an investigation into his counterfeit baby food business
- Patti Yasutake as Fumi Nakai, Amy’s mother-in-law and George’s mother
- Maria Bello as Jordan, a wealthy woman who heads Forsters, a home improvement store
- Ashley Park as Naomi, Jordan’s sister-in-law and later fiancée, and stay-at-home mother in Amy’s Calabasas neighborhood
- Mia Serafino as Mia, a woman who works for Amy at Koyohaus
- Remy Holt as June, Amy and George’s only daughter
- Justin H. Min as Edwin, a leader in a Korean church in Orange County
- Alyssa Gihee Kim as Veronica, Danny’s ex-girlfriend and Edwin’s wife
- Andie Ju as Esther, a friend of Edwin and Veronica’s
- Andrew Santino as Michael, one of Isaac’s cronies
- Rek Lee as Bobby, another of Isaac’s cronies
Beef Season 2 Expected Plot
We are all curious to see how long Amy and Danny’s truce lasts. That’s because our two foes have no chance of making any long-lasting changes. First, Danny would have to recover from the bullet he took from Amy’s husband, George. Because George saw Danny’s help for Amy as a potential threat, he took a “shoot first” position. It stands to reason that George would be baffled by Amy’s text informing him that her feuding friend had run her off the road. Amy’s insane engagement with Danny had already led to her and George filing for divorce. It had endangered his mother and their abducted daughter.
Season 2 of Beef would devote some time to exploring what that means. Paul, Danny’s naïve younger brother, would be the recipient of her emotional and sexual attention. Speaking of broken trust, it looks like Paul has cut ties with Danny. The moment he discovered his sibling was holding him back on purpose. Years later, he and Danny drifted apart after he discovered that Danny was liable for his decision not to enroll in college.
But we don’t think Danny will just leave it at that. He may even go to extremes in the next second season. It was assumed that Isaac, their questionable relative, had passed away, but where was his body? Next season, he’ll almost certainly be a bad guy.
Beef Season 2 Release Date
It has been less than a month since the premiere of the first season on Netflix, so there is still plenty of time for the streaming service to renew the show in the weeks to come after thoroughly assessing the success and ratings of the show, which will help to estimate whether or not the show has been able to maintain its position in the top 10 charting list for a longer period of time.
While we appreciate your impatience, please remember that Netflix typically waits at least a couple of months after a show’s original launch before announcing a big renewal update, so please be patient. If a renewal is going to happen in the next several months, now would be the time to do it. Because early renewal means production begins on a timed schedule, we may expect the same one-year gap between the future chapters if the program is renewed in a few weeks. This would put the probable release date around 2024. Those who are interested in knowing when the second season of Beef is added to Netflix can sign up for alerts.
Is there a trailer for Beef Season 2?
Beef’s second season teaser is still somewhat far off, but as the old adage goes, “vengeance is a dish best-served cold.” Don’t get antsy for a trailer until after season one concludes. Since we’re all anticipating the second season, you can count on us to be the first to let everyone know when the trailer is available. Stay tuned for further updates.
Beef Season 1 Review
The smart comedy-drama series centers on protagonists Danny Cho (Steven Yeun) and Amy Lau (Ali Wong) as their lives are upended by a road rage incident. Beef takes on the high-stakes drama of contemporary life, finding its humor in the absurdity of petty arguments that spiral out of control. Like most black comedies, the plot is only a springboard for the sharp social commentary and the jokes are clever and original.
The show’s cinematic elements were not ignored, as the production was a collaboration with A24. The show’s excellent chemistry between Yeun and Wong is sufficient to sustain another outing, and the comedic potential undoubtedly promises more gallows humor, even though it raises the question of whether the character on Beef is worse, Daniel or Amy.