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Netflix’s Beef 2 in the works: Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal eyed for starring roles in anticipated sequel

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The acclaimed Netflix series, Beef, featuring Steven Yeun and Ali Wong, captivated audiences with its dark comedy and compelling narrative. Following the success of the first season, which earned major accolades at the Emmys, fans can look forward to Beef 2. The upcoming season is rumoured to feature powerhouse actors Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal in prominent roles.

Beef revolves around the tumultuous relationship between a struggling contractor and an unfulfilled entrepreneur, sparked by a road rage incident. The underlying theme of depression adds depth to the narrative, contributing to its impressive 8/10 rating on IMDb. Many critics have hailed it as one of the standout series of the year.

For Beef 2, Deadline reports that Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal, known for their exceptional performances, are being considered for key roles. The duo previously showcased their chemistry in the 2010 rom-com drama Love & Other Drugs and the acclaimed Brokeback Mountain. Charles Melton of May December and Riverdale fame, along with Cailee Spaeny, known for her role as Priscilla Presley in Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla, are also potential additions to the main cast.

The production for Beef 2, set to explore the dynamics of two feuding couples portrayed by the aforementioned celebrities, is scheduled to commence by late summer or fall. Despite the anticipation, details about the series’ plot and release date remain undisclosed.

Reflecting on Beef‘s success, the series secured eight Primetime Emmys, including Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series, Outstanding Lead Actor & Actress for Steven Yeun and Ali Wong, and Outstanding Directing by Lee Sung Jin. With 44 awards to its credit, Beef‘s impact extends beyond the Emmys, with Golden Globe wins for Yeun and Wong and the series itself earning Best Television Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television.

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