‘This Is Us Season’ 6 Release Date, Cast, and News Updates
Get ready to break out the tissues; This Is Us Season 6 is about to air. As the final season to such an emotionally gut-wrenching series, we’re only sure of one thing.
This season will be the most emotional one yet.
As a fan base, we’ve endured quite a bit of a heartbreak, watching our favorite characters overcome so much over just 5 seasons. We’ve watched them laugh, cry, and experience every emotion in between. We’ll be on the edge of our seats to see how the storylines for our favorite characters are wrapped.
Here is what we know so far as we near the premiere.
This Is Us Season 5 Recap
Wow. This Is Us has never failed to pull punches before, but the Season 5 finale was jaw-dropping.
The show is known for playing the audience’s minds when it comes to the concept of time. What we thought was linear turns out to be a flash-forward or flashback.
The biggest shock came when we realized that the speech Kevin (Justin Hartley) was preparing wasn’t his vows to Madison (Caitlin Thompson); it was a four-year flash forward to him officiating his sister Kate’s (Chrissy Metz) wedding.
So Kevin doesn’t go through with marrying Madison, and Kate is not marrying Toby (Chris Sullivan), but her music teacher boss Phillip (Chris Geere).
How did all that happen?
We can expect Season 6 to give us the answers we obviously deserve.
Meanwhile, Kevin and Madison still seemed to get along in the flash-forward, so what happened between them couldn’t be too messy, could it? They have twins together, so maybe they’ve tried to stay close so they can support their children as a team. Hopefully, answers will come soon in the uninterrupted run.
This Is Us Cast
Of course, This Is Us Season 6 couldn’t truly be the end of the series without wrapping the stories of the Pearson family. So the whole family, including Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K Brown, Chrissy Metz, and Justin Hartley as Jack, Rebecca, Randall, Kate, and Kevin respectively, will play pivotal roles.
While Jack is no longer with us after the house fire, the show’s iconic flashbacks will give us a chance for him to still shape the story in its final moments.
We will also see Caitlin Thompson, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan, Jon Huertas, Eris Baker, Faithe Herman, and Lyric Ross as Madison, Beth, Toby, Miguel, Tess, Annie, and Deja as well.
We will certainly see a larger involvement with Chris Geere as Phillip, since we’ll need the story behind how he and Kate (Chrissy Metz) came to stand at the altar together.
The cast members are truly what bring this show to life, so we can’t wait to see them all in the sixth and final season.
This Is Us Season 6 Plot
With the bombshells dropped at the end of Season 5, we can be sure that Season 6 will fill in the time gaps, giving us context for how one wedding happened and the other did not.
Chris Sullivan, the actor that plays Toby, admitted he knew about the upcoming split from Kate. He cited the couple’s growing “communication gap” as one of the biggest contributors.
Rebecca Pearson began showing signs of her decline in Season 4, when we got a flashforward of what appeared to be her lying on her deathbed. The Season 6 trailer featured her discussing her mental decline, and she wonders what her last memory will be. She’s more worried about losing the small memories, rather than the big ones. We’re sure her story will be a tearjerker.
Series creator Dan Fogelman told EW, “There’s one storyline that’s one of our stakes in the ground for season six that when I speak about it, my eyes start welling up with tears. And I’m not a crier.”
Despite all this the actor who plays Kevin, Justin Hartley, reveals that the Pearsons will end up in “a really good place.”
We want to trust you, Justin, we really do. But our hearts have been broken before, and honestly, we’re ready for This Is Us Season 6 to break us all over again.
This Is Us Season 6 Release Date
This Is Us has long been known as NBC’s fall showstopper. However, with the various delays due to COVID, the final season will premiere in the winter.
The This Is Us final season premieres Tuesday, January 4, 2021, on NBC in the US. If you miss it live on NBC, it will be available on streaming services the next day. One benefit to the delay is that we won’t be stuck with their usual mid-season break. So while we had to wait longer, we won’t have to wait on a hiatus after the first half of the season airs.
Can’t wait until January? Check out what heartbreaking and heartwarming moments we have ahead with the This Is Us Season 6 official trailer.