Beef’ season two is courting Charles Melton, Cailee Spaeny, Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway
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Beef’ season two is courting Charles Melton, Cailee Spaeny, Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway

After the first season hooked the world, the creators of Beef have announced that the show will return for a second season featuring a new storyline and cast. 

When season one of A24’s TV show starring Ali Wong and Steven Yeun hit Netflix, it soared to the top of the most-watched list. The series picked up eight Primetime Emmys as well as other awards accolades for both its cast and writing. However, when the season ended and the characters wrapped up, fans wondered if or how it would return. 

It seems the creators are going in an anthology direction as a new lineup of actors are announced for a whole new tale. Season one focussed around a story of road rage gone wrong as the privileged but bored Amy Lau, played by Ali Wong, gets into a fight with Yeun’s downtrodden Danny Cho. Their revenge plot spirals to dramatic levels.

This time round, season two of the show will focus on two feuding couples. May December breakout Charles Melton and Priscilla star Cailee Spaeny are apparently in talks to play the first couple, having both caught attention through their 2023 film roles.

The second is rumoured to be Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway. The two actors are a powerful choice as they already have proven on-screen chemistry. The pair played a couple in the 2010 film Love And Other Drugs so are sure to bring energy to this new TV duo. 

However, this is all early doors. Apparently no deals are in place yet but a series worth of scripts has been turned in with production hoping to get underway by summer or autumn. There is no mention of any set release date but we imagine it wouldn’t be until 2025, giving fans a while longer to wait.

Talk of the new season has been whispered around the current award season as Beef continues to sweep wins for its debut season. The show recently picked up trophies at the Golden Globes, the Spirit Awards and the Producers Guild Awards. Both of the lead actors, Ali Wong and Steven Yuen, have picked up awards for their roles, suggesting that the casting slots for season two would be an appealing prospect to any performer. 

Writer and creator Lee Sung Jin has also picked up plenty of accolades for his writing. So all eyes are on him to see what he will deliver for season two of the hit show.