The creator of the NBC show, “This Is Us,” Dan Fogelman and actors Chris Sullivan, Chrissy Metz, Jon Huertas, and Mandy Moore spoke at PaleyFest (Via Insider) on April 2 about what fans should anticipate from the final seasons and what they felt about their characters.
“I’ve written the final two episodes and I feel very confident. I will tell you one thing, the second to last script, it made Mandy throw up. Hopefully not ugly throw up,” Fogelman said.
“A beautiful throw up. It was so beautiful and upsetting that that was my physical reaction,” Moore added about reading the script.
Metz confessed that she had difficulty playing some scenes between Kate and Toby during the panel. She revealed that she was ill on set while shooting a particular fighting scene between Kate and Toby.
“I side with both Kate and Toby because they’re both right and they’re both wrong,” she said.
Sullivan, who played Toby, admitted to enjoying the emotional scenes.
“But there was a lot of dialogue and it was a lot to get through and we knew it was gonna be hard for us,” he shared.
‘This Is Us’ Casts Say That The Show Healed Them
Earlier on the panel, Huertas spoke about his character and how he felt a connection with him throughout the show’s stint.
“I’ll probably, you know, go to my grave knowing this was the best job I’ve ever had,” he added while praising the show.
The rest of the cast also spoke about how the show healed them and what they’d take away from it.
“While the times to come together and be in each other’s space may dwindle, we know that it won’t be forever. We are going to be a part of each other’s lives in perpetuity,” another co-star Sterling Brown mentioned.
Before the panel, Mertz joked that she was broke and broken before the cast. “Through Kate’s healing, I got healed.”
Sullivan also shared similar sentiments, adding that being on the show has assisted him in “zooming out.”
“When I came to the show, I was very self focused on my own pain, my misery, self-pity, all of these things,” he said. “I had no faith that everything was going to be okay. I mean that pretty seriously. This show taught me how to navigate some of my life’s most difficult scenarios.”
He added, “This show has provided me with a handbook for living that I didn’t have before.”
When Will The Final Season Of The Series Air?
The NBC network confirmed via a press statement that the finale of “This Is Us” will be released on May 24, 2022. It would be the final episode for season six and the final episode for the show.
“We know where it ends and we know the path for each season. We’ve always had a plan, we didn’t want to get stuck. The show won’t overstay its welcome, we have a story to tell, we want to do this the right way.”
There Is No Possibility Of A Spin-off In Future
The creator of “This Is Us” recently shared that he wasn’t keen on re-enacting the Pearsons and their kids anytime in the future.
“Once you’ve seen the completion of season 6, the stories of these characters are told,” Fogelman explained to Variety. “So there is no real spin-off because you kind of know everything. Is there another play for the show? I guess you’d never say never, but I don’t see it. It’s personal to me, and I don’t see myself picking this thing back up.”
According to him, he intended to wrap it up in a way that fans would be able to remember it fondly.
“Nothing would make me happier than for people to go, 20 years from now, ‘Can you believe all these writers worked on This Is Us?'” he concluded.
Who Is In The Cast Of The Final Season?
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The Pearson family will naturally be back for the final season, including Chrissy Metz, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K Brown, Mandy Moore, and Justin Hartley.
Although Jack, who Milo plays, died in a tragic house fire many years ago, he would be playing a pivotal part in this last season by way of flashbacks.
Jon Huertas, Susan Watson, Faithe Herman, Chris Sullivan, Caitlin Thompson, Eris Baker, and Lyric Ross will also star in the final season.
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