Will ‘This Is Us’ End After Season 6? Fans Shouldn’t Worry If the Show Has a Few Seasons Left
We’re four seasons into This Is Us — and the journey isn’t over yet. The NBC drama has been renewed through its sixth season. But there are still plenty of stories to be told and questions to be answered. So will This Is Us end after season 6? Here’s why fans should worry about the Pearson family, even if there are only two cycles left in the series.
‘This Is Us’ unveils a ‘Two More Seasons’ promo trailer
In May 2019, NBC gave This Is Us a three-season renewal, meaning the show will receive at least six seasons total. Each season is also expected to be 18-episodes.
Meanwhile, the network’s co-chairman, Paul Telegdy, shared This Is Us could end after six seasons. However, he didn’t entirely shut down the possibility of another renewal.
“We’re keeping it open for now,” Telegdy said at the time, per Deadline. “Creator Dan Fogelman has a plan for the show. For now, it’s being picked up for three more seasons.”
Now, it’s been a few months since NBC’s massive renewal. And following the This Is Us Season 4 finale, Fogelman hinted the overarching story will wrap by the end of season 6.
“NBC has given us this gift that’s two consecutive three-season pickups — which we asked for — which has allowed us to really kind of plan out and map out our storytelling in a big-picture way,” Fogelman told Entertainment Weekly. “That’s when the Pearson story will basically come to a close.”
Then a couple of months later, NBC dropped a This Is Us promo trailer stating there will be two more seasons to look forward to.
“For four seasons, we’ve watched every step of the Pearson’s journey. Every moment has been both surprising and memorable,” the preview said. “And don’t forget, the journey is far from over. There are still two more amazing seasons ahead.”
Chrissy Metz says the end of ‘This Is Us’ could leave room for a spinoff
For now, This Is Us fans will have to wait and see whether the hit NBC series ends with season 6. But even if the drama wraps in two seasons, it’s clear the writers know where the Pearson story is headed.
Then in an interview with Stylecaster published in June 2020, Chrissy Metz — who plays Kate — confirmed the This Is Us team has a clear vision for the series end. She also teased everyone is “hopeful” about a potential spinoff.
“We know how it ends,” Metz said. “So far, we’re going until season 6. But I think everyone is hopeful that there might be another season or a spinoff.”
She continued, “I mean, we’re not talking Game of Thrones budget. But this show and the storylines are very intricate, and you want there to consistently be quality. We’ve known sort of from the get-go. They’ve always had the timeline of how things were going to unfold.”
Metz then shared there are a few things that could potentially throw a wrench in the original ending. But for the most part, it seems the show will be working toward something great by the end of This Is Us Season 6.
“Things do change because of whether an actor can’t be in the show anymore or they’re pregnant,” Metz said. “But we’ve known for mostly the last four years.”
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