Netflix’s Beef Creator Expresses Hope for Season 2 Renewal

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By Black Widow

Beef, the dark comedy-drama series featuring Ali Wong and Steven Yeun, premiered on Netflix in April to resounding success, both with audiences and critics.

The show, created by Lee Sung Jin, has ignited demands for a Season 2, and now, the creator has shared insights into the series’ potential future.

A Hit Series Emerges

Beef revolves around two strangers, Amy Lau (Ali Wong) and Danny Cho (Steven Yeun), who collide in a road rage incident that takes on a life of its own.

The show received widespread acclaim, garnering 13 nominations at the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards. Given its popularity and critical acclaim, speculation about a second season has been rife.

Beef Creator’s Positive Outlook

In a recent interview, Lee Sung Jin discussed the possibility of a Season 2. He expressed his desire to “love to make more [episodes] of Beef ”.

Initially conceived as an anthology series with each season focusing on a new beef and new characters, Sung Jin admitted that he had grown attached to the existing cast and characters.


He emphasized his affection for Danny, Amy, George, and Paul (Young Mazino) and the world they’ve created.

Attachment to the Beef Cast

Sung Jin’s attachment to the cast has left him torn between the prospect of introducing new stories with fresh faces and continuing the journey with the existing characters.


His comments reflect the challenge creators face when deciding the direction of a successful series.

Uncertain Future for Beef Amid Strikes

While Lee Sung Jin remains open to the idea of Beef Season 2, he acknowledges that it’s too early to make concrete plans. He cited ongoing industry strikes, including the WGA strike and the SAG-AFTRA strike, as factors complicating the decision-making process.

The absence of a writers’ room and momentum further clouds the series’ future. Sung Jin hopes for a resolution from the AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers) to provide clarity.

Impactful Connections

Sung Jin also highlighted the heartwarming feedback from Beef fans, particularly those who connected with the series on a profound level due to experiences with depression and mental health issues.


The creator shared how viewers have reached out, expressing that they felt less alone after watching the show, resonating with its themes. This emotional connection between the series and its audience has been deeply rewarding for Sung Jin.

As fans eagerly await news of a potential Beef Season 2, creator Lee Sung Jin’s positive outlook and attachment to the characters and cast offer hope for the show’s future. However, with industry strikes casting uncertainty and a desire to maintain the series’ emotional resonance, the path forward remains unclear.

For now, viewers can immerse themselves in all ten episodes of Beef streaming on Netflix and await further developments.