The reward for Netflix’s new collection Beef, from creator Lee Sung Jin, has been near-unanimous — with most critics and followers saying the identical factor in regards to the 10-episode launch from A24: That this is without doubt one of the greatest issues to hit the streaming large in years. Each the critics’ and viewers scores for Beef on Rotten Tomatoes are nonetheless above 90%, and Netflix’s newest weekly monitoring information reveals that the collection is #1 within the US and #3 on the planet proper now (having racked up 34 million hours of viewership globally in its first week).
The large query in regards to the hit Netflix collection now’s will Beef get a Season 2?
The factor to remember right here is that Netflix’s regular sample is to review a launch’s efficiency over the course of its debut month earlier than saying whether or not we’ll get extra of it or not. That additionally goes for present Netflix collection, and it’s commonplace for the evaluation stretches previous a month. Followers have now been ready, for instance, for greater than a month about whether or not they’ll get a brand new season for Ginny & Georgia, and nearly a month now for official phrase in regards to the destiny of Shadow and Bone.
With that in thoughts, Jin proceeded down a twin observe. He explains, in a brand new interview, how Beef was meant to really feel full if Netflix does determine to depart the collection right here with solely 10 episodes. However — he additionally mapped out a plan for 3 seasons. Simply in case.
“I needed it to have a conclusive really feel simply in case,” he says, in an interview with Rolling Stone. “However there are quite a lot of concepts on my finish to maintain this story going. I feel, ought to we be blessed with a season two, there’s quite a lot of methods for Danny and Amy to proceed. I’ve one actually massive normal concept that I can’t actually say but, however I’ve three seasons mapped out in my head at the moment.”
I’ve mentioned it earlier than, in the meantime, that Beef is an early contender for greatest Netflix collection of the yr. For a more in-depth have a look at the collection, try our earlier protection of the present — which is constructed round a road-rage incident within the opening episodes, and unfolds from there right into a richly-drawn portrait of two extraordinarily common and really attention-grabbing characters.