'The Bear,' FX: New Hulu series shot in Chicago follows young, grieving chef

'The Bear' show features Jeremy Allen White from 'Shameless'

ByHosea Sanders and Marsha Jordan and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
'The Bear' TV show shot in Chicago, premieres on Hulu this week
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"The Bear," an FX series shot in Chicago, premieres on Hulu this week. It features Jeremy Allen White from "Shameless."

CHICAGO (WLS) -- From fine dining to sandwich shops, we know our food pretty well here in Chicago.

So, it's no surprise this city is the backdrop for a show about food and family. "The Bear," a new FX Hulu series was shot there.

All eight episodes of "The Bear drop" Thursday on Hulu.

The Original Beef of Chicagoland is a long way from Chef "Carmy" Berzatto's world of fine dining. A family crisis means he's back to short-order status, but maybe not for long! The red carpet debut in Hollywood got the cast talking about our town!

"My prep was spending some time in Chicago dive bars, just getting to know the city that way a little bit," said Ebon Moss-Bachrach, plays "Richie." "It's a city with a passion for hot dogs. It took me a little while to get my lipids numbers back in control."

Ayo Edebiri plays "Sydney."

"It was a really cool thing to spend time there. We did film in January, so flew in to a blizzard," Edebiri said. "It's Chicago. There's a blizzard every day, but it was really exciting."

Jeremy Allen White plays "Carmy."

"You see him open up and become more vulnerable and let people in and that's a fun thing to play in a person," he said.

The actor shot 11 seasons of "Shameless" in Chicago.

"I never thought I'd quite find something like "Shameless." All those people are family to me. I love them so much and I love these people so much and it happened so fast, so I count myself doubly lucky," White said.

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