One-stop guide to everything you need to know about the new upcoming season of This is Us.
Summer is quickly going by, which means your favorite television shows like This Is Us, is returning for the fall season. So when will the popular drama be returning to TV screens?
The finale left fans with lots of unanswered questions especially regarding Jack’s brother, Nicky, making an appearance in the final scene alongside a much older and sick Rebecca. After another drama-filled season, here is everything you can expect from the Pearson clan when season 4 returns this fall.
Season 4 of This Is Us premieres in September
NBC confirmed the hit show will be back on Tuesday, September 24 at 9:00 P.M.
The cast will be expanding
Show creator, Dan Fogelman tweeted a picture of Jack and Rebecca in a car, marking the first day of filming for the new season.
Day 1, Season 4, Episode 55.
— Dan Fogelman (@Dan_Fogelman) July 9, 2019
The original cast will be shown throughout the upcoming episodes, as well as Uncle Nicky.
“It’s fair to say that we love the character,” Fogelman told Deadline in February 2019. “I don’t think we’ve seen the last of him, how and when that is maybe a season down the road or it may be next week.”
It was also announced that How I Met Your Mother and Once Upon a Time actress, Jennifer Morrison will be joining the cast this fall. Although her role has remained unknown, the star tweeted about the news in June.
— Jennifer Morrison (@jenmorrisonlive) June 19, 2019
Season 4 will take place 5 months into the future
Chrissy Metz revealed in an interview how old Baby Jack will be once the show returns. “Baby Jack will be five months when we get back,” Metz told TVLine. This leaves us thinking that the season will fast forward 5 months after where it left off.
The season will focus on the early days of Jack and Rebecca’s relationship
The show has focused mainly on the couple with kids, but there are many events that went on in their lives before having children.
“We’re also going to follow Jack and Rebecca back from California to Pittsburgh, to see how they pick up on their relationship from there after that road trip [which went] a little south,” Moore said in an interview with Good Housekeeping.
The Younger Pearson’s will have more screen time
“We have a lot more planned with our 12-year-old Big Three, who are rapidly approaching puberty. The way we write those kids is changing by the day,” Showrunner Isaac Aptaker told Deadline. “We’re really excited to enter that with all of them. And there are so many great, crazy stories there.”
This will be the third to last season of the show
The network also announced that This is Us would return for a fifth season in 2020-2021 as well as a sixth and final season during the 2021-2022 season. Fogelman has announced he knows where the story will end. In fact, some of the shots for the series finale have already been filmed.
“We didn’t want to get stuck. We have the kids and the timelines. I don’t think this show—despite any success it may or may not have—will overstay its welcome. I’ve actually already shot pieces of the final scene of the series,” Fogelman said.