Cape Town – Grab the tissues the Pearsons are readying their return to the small screen.
NBC announced on Tuesday that the award-winning family drama This is Us will return for its third season on 25 September in the US.
The official Twitter account shared a video announcing the date with the caption: “There's no party like a Pearson party.”
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The series follows the lives of siblings Kevin (Justin Hartley), Kate (Chrissy Metz), and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and their parents Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca Pearson (Mandy Moore). It takes place in the present but has flashbacks of various times in the past.
Cast members reacted with excitement to the news on social media.
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(If you have not watched season 2 stop reading now. Spoilers ahead.)
Season 2 finally revealed how Jack died and the aftermath thereof.
The season finale ended with a flash forward to Kevin travelling to Vietnam, Kate dealing with Toby’s depression and an older Randall with his social worker daughter Tess saying, “I am not ready to see her.”
At a For-Your-Consideration Emmy event in May, series creator Dan Fogelman revealed some details on what to expect in the new season.
Deadline reports that he said it will be the “biggest and most ambitious season.”
Fogelman went on to say that the season will explore Jack’s time in Vietnam, also Beth’s (Susan Kelechi Watson) backstory and Toby (Chris Sullivan) will also have a showcase.
Toby and Kate will go on a journey to start a family and we will also get to see some of the core cast in the future.
IdieWire further reports that at the same event Fogelman said that he had already shot final scenes of the series.
As for that question about who 'she' is that Tess is not ready to see Fogelman said it will be answered in season three and will also play into the series ending.
Season 2 will be on M-Net Binge (Dstv 900) on Saturday, 21 July from 21:30, and on Sunday 22 July from 21:30.
M-Net has yet to announce a premiere date for season 3.