The world’s battle with the coronavirus outbreak might affect the release schedule for season 5 of ‘This Is Us’. The new season, however, is expected to have some interesting twists. Read on to know the details!
NBC’s popular family drama- ‘This Is Us’– aired its season 4 finale just before the lockdown. The finale left its fans seeking answers after a climactic ending. There have been signs of ‘This Is Us’ coming back with the fifth season, but fans may have to wait a bit longer before that happens. What’s reassuring though is that This Is Us season 5 will bring massive twists for the Big Three.
- ‘This Is Us’ – Meet the Pearsons
- ‘This Is Us’ Season 5 – What’s in store?
- ‘This Is Us’ Season 5 delayed?
‘This Is Us’ – Meet the Pearsons
NBC’s ‘This Is Us’ is a family drama surrounding the Pearson family. The story follows the lives of the three Pearson siblings aka the Big Three (Kevin, Kate, and Randall) and their parents, Jack and Rebecca. The show tells the story of the Pearson family in a non-linear fashion as the timeline shifts between past and present.
The show explores the personal struggles of each of the family members as they continue to deal with a life-changing tragedy.
‘This Is Us’ is a beautiful rendition of life as we know it, with its ups and downs and the assurance that no matter how hard life gets, one always does come through with a little help and hope from our loved ones.
Watch the cast react to the season 4 finale here!
‘This Is Us’ Season 5 – What’s in store?
In an interview with the “Hollywood Reporter”, series creator Dan Fogelman hinted that season 5 of ‘This Is Us’ has “something big” in store for the fans as the show will come back with “a lot of new beginnings”. Fogelman hinted at the theme for season 5 when he said, “I’m very excited about — especially with where the world is right now — the uplift and I would call it almost a rebirth that comes next season”.
The theme of rebirth might hint at the “new beginnings” that Fogelman talks about and would probably paint the lives of the Big Three in a new light. This forces us to wonder if the brutal encounter between Kevin and Randall, with which the show ended in season 4, will ever be resolved. About this, Fogelman points out, “I think part of making a drama is not being afraid to let people be really flawed and really ugly so that hopefully, as we tend to do on our show, the hope we offer and the repair we might offer is well-earned and well-executed when it comes”.
Addressing fan’s curiosity about Kevin’s future, Fogelman offered an insight, “I think that there’s basically many more chapters in Kevin’s romantic story … we have mapped out plans for the entire next and sixth season, honestly, so Kevin has a journey ahead of him”. Fogelman also hinted that Eli, Madison’s OB-GYN, has an important role to play in the coming season, “The doctor becomes an important character next season to Kevin — he’s having twins with a virtual stranger, not a normal birth experience”.
‘This Is Us’ Season 5 delayed?
‘This Is Us’ is a show which usually goes for the fall premiere.
However, owing to the coronavirus situation and its impact on the television and film industry, they will have to delay the release of season 5.
This is so because filming might not be possible before January next year. The delay has been confirmed by actor Jon Huertas on a live-stream video. He said, “We may not go into production until January, depending on whether or not there’s a second wave … As much as we would like to get back online, we are very much concerned about our crew”.
The season 4 finale left the show open to a sea of possibilities. And as we root for a quick return of ‘This Is Us’ post the pandemic, it is exciting to get a peek into the interesting future that lies ahead of the Pearsons. Are you excited for the new season? What do you think will happen in season 5 of ‘This Is Us’? Share your theories with us in the comments box below!