I’m just going to come out and say I don’t think so each of us are ready This is us farewell season.
Because as series creator Dan Fogelman shared with our sister site Deadline, just hearing the outline for season 6 had NBC copper on the brink of ugly screams.
When he presented his plan for the farewell run of the critically acclaimed drama to executives on Zoom during the pandemic, “People were crying to the point I wasn’t sure if I should continue or not,” Fogleman told Deadline’s Contenders FYC Q&A. “Cameras went out and I thought I’d lost people.”
In addition, Fogelman himself became particularly emotional when he put the final season opener on page. “[I]It’s the second time I’ve cried writing the show,” he admitted, the first time recording the death of Randall’s biological father, William. “I was like, ‘Oh God, what’s happening?'”
This is us The final season premiere — which airs mid-season and kicks off a nearly non-stop 18-episode run — is titled “The __________,” with the second, edited and spoilery word being 10 letters long, recently teased Fogelman. .
Fogelman also promised a good amount of closing during those last 18 episodes of the Emmy-winning (and re-nominated) aired drama.
“Any questions you ask about Kate, and who is Nicky [with in the flash forwards], and how does this end…. We mapped it very carefully,” he claimed. “So love it or hate it, we can go out like we always planned to go out and execute the plan. I’m very confident and looking forward to this season.”
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