“This is Us” — y’alls favorite show — has a premiere date and everything.
The NBC fan favorite show will kick off on Tuesday, September 26 at 9 p.m. And if you’re wondering how Jack and Rebecca are faring after last season’s finale, you’ll find out pretty soon.
The series’ creator and executive producer, Dan Fogelman, dished about the premiere — and Jack’s death — on Thursday’s panel at the Television Critics Association press tour. And it’s a doozy. “You’re picking up the storyline the morning after Jack has left the house, and what happens next,” he says. “It’s intense — and it’s all in the first five minutes of the show.”
The premiere episode will pick up the action with the Big Three — Kevin (Justin Hartley), Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) — celebrating their 37th birthday. Randall and Beth will be discussing adoption; Kate will be pursuing her singing career; and Kevin is starring in his first big movie — starring a father figure played by Sylvester Stallone as himself, of course.
And the answers to your big, Jack’s death-related questions will be solved then too. “It’s fair to say that any looming big question that the audience is in a froth about is going to be answered in the course of the second season of the show,” Fogelman tells Entertainment Weekly.
“But it’s also fair to say that we are going to be putting forth some new questions that are going to start getting asked after that, and that particularly involves Jack’s fate. But the answers people are looking for are going to come to them. When exactly? How quickly? I can’t really talk too much, only to say that a big piece of the puzzle will be delivered very, very early in the season.”
Plus, we’ll get to dive deep into some of Jack’s deepest struggles. According to Vulture, his death “gives us a lot of places we can go with this family. There’s a lot of healing to be done.” Tell us more! Or don’t. I guess there’s always the element of surprise.