‘This Is Us’ To End With Season 6
All good things come to an end, and today it has been revealed that with be true for the multi-award-winning drama ‘This Is Us‘, which will bow out with its upcoming 6th Season.
The decision seems to be a creative one, as the man behind the drama, Dan Fogelman, had previously said a number of times that his plan was always for a 6 Season story arc. NBC renewed the show for 3 Season back in 2019, taking up to a total of 6, but it was not confirmed at the time whether they would actually end the series there. Now THR is confirming that is the case. Plus, given the show is currently NBC’s number one drama, you can bet that the network would have leapt at the chance to continue it if it was up to them. The contracts for the cast also run out at the end of Season 6, so if it did continue, it would have become considerably more expensive! An official announcement is expected by NBC and the studio 20th Television, who make the show, on Friday.
The brilliant family drama follows the Pearson family across the decades: from Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) as young parents in the 1980s to their 37-year-old kids Kevin (Justin Hartley), Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) searching for love and fulfilment in the present day. This grounded, life-affirming dramedy reveals how the tiniest events in our lives impact who we become, and how the connections we share with each other can transcend time, distance and even death.
Whilst the show has been a massive hit in the USA, it did somewhat struggle to land an audience on this side of the pond. It was originally picked up by Channel 4 for the first season, but failed to pull in big enough numbers. They then booted it to More4 to air Season 2, before dropping it altogether. It was eventually picked up by Amazon Prime UK, who are currently airing Season 5.
Over the course of its run, ‘This Is Us’ has picked up sack-fulls of award nominations and wins including a Golden Globe and Emmy for Sterling K. Brown, two Emmys for Ron Cephas Jones, and two Outstanding Performance SAG awards for the entire cast.
‘This Is Us‘ airs on Amazon Prime in the UK.
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