I don’t know about you, but I’m already starving for more BEEF. Netflix dropped all ten episodes of the thrilling dramedy just this past Thursday, and I devoured it all rare like a wild animal. Hell, the series has barely aged 24 hours and I’m still in shock. Luckily, we’ll have some time to process before an eventual second course—but the meal may be prepared a little differently once it arrives. (Just let me have my meat puns, OK?)
In the first season, contractor Danny Cho (Steven Yeun) and Amy Lau (Ali Wong) become inexplicably linked after a road rage incident. Driving each other insane through escalating pranks and crimes (!), their feud starts taking control of their lives and negatively affecting those they love. Creator Lee Sung Jin—who recently was announced as Marvel new Thunderbolts scribe—wants the series to continue (as do I). But by the sound of it, audiences may be a bit puzzled by our next meal’s presentation. Here’s everything we know about the plan for more BEEF.
Was BEEF Renewed for Season Two?
Netflix has yet to announce a second season for BEEF, but the series just dropped on the streaming platform this week. With such a shocking ending, there must be a second season planned though, right? Well, sort of—but not in the way you may have thought.
According to creator Lee Sung Jin, that crazy season finale is the end of the story for Danny and Amy. “Cards on the table, we did pitch this show as a limited anthology, so there is sort of a close-ended-ness to the story [of Danny and Amy],” he told ELLE. “But, if given the opportunity, of course, I’d love to explore them further, because Danny and Amy, I love those characters. But yeah, by design, though, this a close-ended narrative.” Lee explained that further seasons would more likely explore “multiple other beefs and other character types,” following the popular anthology narratives of shows like True Detective and The White Lotus.
Still, Netflix may be able to convince him to bring these two back for more. He certainly seems down! So, just let this one digest a little for now—but stay hungry.
Josh Rosenberg is an Assistant Editor at Esquire, keeping a steady diet of one movie a day. His past work can be found at Spin, CBR, and on his personal blog at Roseandblog.com.