Each season of This is Us on NBC plays out approximately in real-time; we watch the lives of persons from the fall through the spring, then meet up with them again a few months later in both our lives and theirs. Going into the fifth season of the series, which means the seminal events of the summer of 2020, the surge of the movement named Black Lives Matter, international protests of Police brutality, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, will have played out off-screen.
But we will definitely be seeing their presence in the life of the Pearson family. The cast of the show and creator say. Sterling K. Brown told the reporters in advance of the two-hour season premiere Tuesday that it is such a unique perspective for someone like Randall, who has always sort of questioning his identity as it is, but never wavering from the fact that he knows that he is a Black.
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He added and said, but the way in which he was raised and the conversations that happened in his course are not necessarily representatives of the conversations that he wants to have with his children, by virtue of what did not happen. In addition to this, he said that Randall has a really interesting come to Jesus moment in these first two episodes that we will see on Tuesday that he thinks is fascinating.
Brown, as well as his co-stars Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, and Chris Sullivan and executive producer Dan Fogelman, spoke to reporters as part of an NBC-hosted panel Friday.
When pressed about whether Season 6 will be the show’s swan song, as Fogelman has said in the past, the EP laughed heartily. “NBC doesn’t like when I… I drop through the floor if I talk about it too literally,” he joked. Still, “Our plan has not changed for the show,” he said. “My plan has not changed.”
In addition to everything listed above, Season 5 of the drama will dig into Randall’s past on a mater “connected to family again,” Sterling K. Brown told TVLine earlier in 2020. In one recent promo, the poor guy even wonders if the date he celebrates as his birthday is a lie.