Netflix’s ‘Beef’ Season 2 Circles Oscar Isaac & Carey Mulligan
— 24 June 2024

Netflix’s ‘Beef’ Season 2 Circles Oscar Isaac & Carey Mulligan

— 24 June 2024
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With every intention of recreating the first season’s Emmy-sweeping success, which also won fans over in droves, Netflix and A24 are reportedly gearing up for Beef season 2 — and according to Deadline, Drive and Inside Llewyn Davis co-stars, Oscar Isaac and Carey Mulligan, are reportedly in pole position to take over from Steven Yuen and Ali Wong.

Here’s everything we know about the sophomore instalment of the hit anthology series so far.

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What is Beef about?

Beef season 1 follows two strangers — failing Danny Cho (Steven Yuen) and unfulfilled entrepreneur Amy Wong (Ali Wong) — who meet by pure chance during a road rage incident, spurring a steadily escalating conflict between two people from very different that gradually unravels their lives.

What begins as a tale about suburban vengeance of hilariously proportions evolves into something simultaneously darker and more introspective; the black tragicomedy deciding to explore both characters from an empathetic lens, and blurring the lines dividing who’s in the “right” and who’s in the “wrong.”

“Revenge is dish best served raw.”

Has Beef season 2 been confirmed by Netflix?

Beef season 2

While neither Netflix nor A24 have officially announced the greenlighting of Beef season 2 just yet, let’s just say the project has been quietly (or not-so-quietly) developing in the background.

As some of you may recall, the miniseries certainly felt like a one-off deal; with series creator Lee Sung Jin acknowledging the original story’s “closed-ended-ness” after publicly musing about ways Yuen’s Danny and Wong’s Amy could “continue.”

But much like FX’s Shogun, given the universal acclaim and gilded glory Beef season 1 experienced, they’ve since decided it’s worth continuing. Most likely as an anthology la True Detective, Fargo, and The White Lotus (“multiple other beefs and other character types.”).

Which brings us to the next section.

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What will the second season of Beef be about?

Insiders have noted Beef season 2 will involve a brand new storyline about “two feuding couples.” Two of the four apparently to be headlined by the reuniting Oscar Isaac and Carey Mulligan.

“There was always going to be new characters,” Lee Sung Jin told Deadline backstage at the 2024 Golden Globe Awards; where Beef won Best Limited or Anthology Series or Television Film, Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film (Steven Yuen), and Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film (Ali Wong).

“Whether it stays limited or turns as an anthology or we continue existing, that’s really up to Netflix. But whatever they decide, I’m definitely ready.”

Elsewhere, in an interview with Rolling Stone, Lee revealed he had three seasons mapped out in his head. Some of which could still keep the Danny and Amy story going.

Do we know the Beef season 2 cast?

Like we’ve said, Netflix and A24 are currently in active negotiations with Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina, Dune, Scenes From A Marriage) and Carey Mulligan (Shame, The Great Gatsby, Promising Young Woman, Saltburn) for Beef season 2

Earlier reports having also indicated Charles Melton (Bad Boys for Life, May December) and Cailee Spaeny (Bad Times at the El Royale, Civil War, plus Netflix’s other major project, Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery) were in contention — possibly as the other half of the “two feuding couples” outlined above.

Once upon a time, Love & Other Drugs co-stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway were also in the conversation, but as Deadline has recently clarified, “that ultimately did not come to fruition.”

Aside from all this, there’s zero word on the Beef season 2 cast. If we’re to believe Lee Sung Jin’s assertion about continuing the Danny Cho and Amy Wong arc, then we should also keep an eye out for Steven Yuen and Ali Wong.

Aside from Yuen and Wong, Beef season 1 was brought to life by the following:

  • Joseph Lee as George Nakai — a sculptor of Japanese heritage & Amy’s stay-at-home husband
  • Young Mazino as Paul Cho — Danny’s languishing younger brother
  • David Choe as Isaac Cho — Danny & Paul’s cousin, recently released from prison
  • Patti Yasutake as Fumi Nakai — George’s mother
  • Maria Bello as Jordan Forster — the wealthy owner of a home improvement chain store
  • Ashley Park as Naomi — Jordan’s sister-in-law & Amy’s neighbour
  • Mia Serafino as Mia — Amy’s assistant
  • Remy Holt as June — Amy & George’s young daughter
  • Justin H. Min as Edwin — a praise leader in a Korean church & husband of Danny’s ex-girlfriend
  • Alyssa Gihee Kim as Veronica — Danny’s ex-girlfriend & Edwin’s wife
  • Andie Ju as Esther — a friend of Edwin & Veronica
  • Andrew Santino as Michael — an associate of Isaac
  • Rek Lee as Bobby — another associate of Isaac

When is the Beef season 2 release date (Australia or otherwise)?

Nope. Although Forbes seems to believe we can expect it sometime in 2025. Standby.

Has the Beef season 2 trailer been dropped yet?

Also nope. Standby x 2.

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