‘This is Us’ is heart-warming and heart-wrenching at the same time. In a non-linear fashion, the family drama revolves around the life of the Pearson family, as they deal with the ups and downs in their personal lives and also try to balance the shifts in their family dynamics. The award-winning show has been running successfully since September 20, 2016, and has spawned a total of four equally fascinating seasons. The fourth season concluded in March 2020.
So, now the obvious question becomes: when will ‘This is Us’ season 5 release? Well, here’s everything we know about it.
This is Us Season 5 Release Date
‘This is Us’ season 4 premiered on September 24, 2019, and wrapped up on March 24, 2020, after airing a total of 18 episodes of 45-50 minutes each.
As far as season 5 is concerned, here’s everything we know. First things first, on May 12, 2019, NBC renewed the show for not just a fifth season but also a sixth season. Therefore, fans can rest assured that their favorite show will definitely return for season 5. If everything goes accordingly and the network follows exactly the same release schedule as its previous seasons, we expect ‘This is Us’ season 5 to release sometime in September 2020, on NBC. It will consist of the usual 18 episodes.
This is Us Season 5 Cast: Who is in it?
‘This is Us’ showcases parallel timelines. Therefore, almost all the characters from the main cast will reprise their roles in season 5. While many may appear as regulars, a few might feature in flashbacks.
The talented ensemble might include Mandy Moore as Rebecca Pearson, the matriarch of the Pearson family. Joining Rebecca as her first husband, Jack Pearson is Milo Ventimiglia, who might continue appearing in flashbacks. Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, and Justin Hartley will return to reprise their respective characters – Randall Pearson, Kate Pearson, and Kevin Pearson.
The other cast members can include Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth, Chris Sullivan as Toby Damon, Ron Cephas Jones as William, Jon Huertas as Miguel Rivas, Alexandra Breckenridge as Sophie, Faithe Herman as Annie Pearson, Eris Baker as Tess Pearson, Asante Blackk as Malik Hodges, Griffin Dunne as Nicholas, and many more.
This is Us Season 5 Plot: What can it be About?
In the brutally honest season 4, all the main characters face their personal demons. Randall comes to grips with his crippling anxiety and sleeplessness by going to a therapist, while Kevin strives to be more responsible. At the same time, Kate faces the trauma inflicted upon her by Marc, her verbally abusive boyfriend from the past. On the other hand, the trio grows concerned about the deteriorating health of their mother, Rebecca, who keeps forgetting stuff and often fails to recollect her memories, indicating an early onset of Alzheimer’s. The season finale reveals the cause of future rift between the two brothers Randall and Kevin, which results in them initiating the estrangement.
Just like its previous season, season 5 will continue to paint a realistic picture of the complications that exist in a family. The show will continue to follow Randall, Kate, and Kevin’s personal stories by highlighting the issues faced by each one of them in their pre-teen, teen, and adult timelines and its implications on their own life and the lives of their loved ones. We can also expect the season to shed some more light on Jack and Rebecca’s life before his unfortunate demise. The future generations of the Pearson family might play a pivotal role in season 5.
This is Us Trailer
As we wait for an update on ‘This is Us’ season 5, check out the trailer for season 4!
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