What’s next for This Is Us? Recently, creator Dan Fogelman spoke with Deadline about the future of the NBC TV show.
The hit drama follows a group of seemingly unconnected people as their paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways. The cast includes Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan, and Ron Cephas Jones.
In the interview, Fogelman revealed Jack’s death will be addressed in season two of This Is Us.
There’s always been a plan for Jack’s death—how and when it would be revealed. We are sticking to the plan. I can’t say a ton, but yes, it’s fair to say that Season 2 holds a lot of the remaining cards re: Jack’s death.”
Fogelman also teased some of the other storylines for season two:
I can tell you that we really dive into the next chapters for the present day lives of our adult children—Kate as she embarks on a singing career and plans a wedding with Toby, Randall and Beth as they consider adopting a child, and Kevin as he takes the next steps in his acting career and battles some new demons in his quest to be a full, realized dude. We’ve left Jack and Rebecca in a really fragile place in their marriage, so there’s lots to do there—and of course we have the ticking clock of Jack’s death looming. So lots coming.
And yes, there’s something coming in Season 2—I’m not sure if it’s a “twist” or what one would call it, but yes. We’ve got something.”
And what about the end of the series? Is there a plan? Fogelman says he knows how This Is Us will end, more or less:
We know a lot. Obviously we know more specific details and storylines about Seasons 1 and 2 than we do about Seasons 3 and beyond—it’s impossible to really map out an entire series when you’re doing as many episodes as we are—but globally I know the shape of the series, where it ends, where each season goes, and what the spread of the show is.”
The new season of This Is Us premieres on NBC on September 26th at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
What do you think? Are you a fan? What do you hope happens in season two?