The emotions will be coming our way for three more seasons from the cast of This Is Us.
According to reports from Deadline, The executives at NBC announced on Sunday that the network has renewed its hit drama series This Is Us for an additional three seasons. Because of the renewal, the show will air through its sixth and final season with plans to end in the year 2022.
Dan Fogelman, the creative mind behind the show, posted on his Twitter page the exciting news, writing, “Three years ago, we were live-tweeting the premiere of our TV show, hoping someone, anyone might watch.”
Fogelman, who shared a photo of stars Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Chris Sullivan, Susan Kelechi Watson, and Justin Hartley, added: “Today our friends at @nbc picked up #ThisIsUs for THREE more seasons, bringing us to six.”
“In a television landscape with nearly 500 original scripted series, there are very few, if any, that have the critical and cultural impact of This Is Us and we couldn’t be more proud to bring fans three more seasons of a show that so well represents the NBC brand,” said Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, Presidents of Scripted Programming for NBC Entertainment, in a statement.
“We’re roughly in the middle of where the television series is going to go,” Fogelman told the Hollywood Reporter ahead of season three’s finale and ahead of the renewal. “We never set out to make a television series that was going to last 18 seasons, and so we have a very direct plan. I have script pages I have written and I’m writing that really are deep, deep, deep into the future. We have a plan for what we’re going to do and I know what the plan is.”
A critically acclaimed show, the series has received 17 Emmy nominations for its first two seasons, including Outstanding Drama Series, winning three, a lead actor Emmy for Brown and guest actor trophies for McRaney and Jones. Additionally, This Is Us has won two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.