This is Us season 4 is happening, so when will it premiere and what will the story mean for the Pearson family? This is Us season 3 continued its non-linear storytelling, jumping between eras to tackle the Pearsons' lives in different decades.
After kicking off This is Us season 3 with Jack and Rebecca's early days of courtship, the show took an unexpected turn with the reveal that Jack's younger brother, Nicky, is still alive. The kids have had a rocky year as well, with Kevin relapsing with alcoholism while Randall's marriage hits a major snag. Kate, on the other hand, has delivered baby Jack despite a risky pregnancy.
And since This is Us is one of NBC's most popular shows, it's no surprise that NBC ordered This is Us season 4. But when will This is Us season 4 premiere?
Last updated: May 21, 2019
This is Us Season 4 Renewal
NBC not only ordered This is Us season 4, but renewed the series for seasons 5 and 6 as well. After a two-year renewal in the middle of its debut season, fans of This is Us haven't had to worry about whether or not their favorite drama would be coming back for seasons 2 and 3. And since that decision was successful, NBC decided to do the same for This is Us season 4 and beyond.
This Is Us Season 4 Premiere Date Info
At this point, fans can expect This is Us season 4 to premiere at the beginning of the fall TV season - that's sometime between the third and fourth week of September. This is Us season 1 premiered on September 20, 2016, while season 2 premiered on September 26, 2017 and season 3 on September 25, 2018. Assuming that NBC maintains its schedule, This is Us season 4 could debut on September 24, 2019. However, if the two-week delay in season 3's finale will have anything to do with NBC's schedule, it might arrive as late as the first two weeks of October. In conjunction to that, if they want to work they way around possibly skipping another Tuesday in February 2020 for the annual State of the Union address in the United States, they could go as early as September 16. Regardless, This is Us season 4 should premiere in late September or early October.
The Is Is Us Season 4 Story Details
Season 3's finale heavily focused on the flash-forward scene that the show has been teasing for quite some time. We see Rebecca on her deathbed, but while majority of her family members are featured in the distant future, some are noticeably absent such as Kate and Miguel. What happened to them in the years leading up to the sequence will something that the series will discuss more in the following seasons.
This is Us creator Dan Fogelman teased that This is Us season 4 will expand in various ways, starting with the introduction of Rebecca's father, who fans haven't seen before. He also said that Jack's main arc will be mostly wrapped up by the end of season 3, meaning that the show will continue to veer away from the Pearson patriarch who served as the beating heart of the show in the first two seasons. This was felt during the final few episodes of season 3 as there hasn't been anything major regarding Jack - whether that be in conjunction to Nicky's emergence or anything else that happened when he was still alive.
With this, This is Us is shifting its focus more on the Big Three and their respective personal lives. Kate and Toby have a new baby which will more likely the anchor of their arc moving forward, Beth and Randall's rocky marital status, on the other hand, could continue to play out as the show gets to the point of the flash forward. And finally, Kevin will have to deal with the uncertainty of his future with Zoe.