While coronavirus pandemic has given several show producers a new element to explore, a fan inquired creator of This Is Us whether the new season would include coronavirus in its present-day storylines. Not just that, the fan had a list of questions in regards to the next season.
The fan had asked Creator Dan Fogelman on Twitter on Sunday about the possibility of including coronavirus in its present-day storylines. He replied, “Yes on Covid [sic]. We’ve decided to attack things head-on. Very proud of @ThisIsUsWriters.”
The fan had asked the question to the creator during Deadline Contenders session. While the writer and executive producer Dan Fogleman of the NBC series replied to the fan but didn’t elaborate on how the Pearson family will be affected by the pandemic. He also revealed that there is no set date to start the production of the fifth season of the series or when new episodes of the family drama will return to NBC.
Some vague #ThisIsUs answers (sorry)
– Not sure yet on production start.
– Not sure when new eps will air.
– Yes on Covid. We’ve decided to attack things head on. Very proud of @ThisIsUsWriters
– Same planned ending. Same route to get there.
Hope that’s (somewhat) useful? https://t.co/gx0YJQxq5f
— Dan Fogelman (@Dan_Fogelman) August 17, 2020
Fogelman also revealed that in spite of the current events the world’s facing, the show is still on track to the “same planned ending”. This also means that This Is Us has no confirmed premiere date for the new season.
The This Is Us season 4 finale had a clif hanger that left viewers with many unanswered questions. Viewers are eager to know when Kevin becomes a father to twins? More about Kevin and Randall’s fractured relationship over Rebecca’s declining health and Kate and Toby decision to expand their family.
Earlier this summer, Justin Hartley revealed to ET, “We’re keeping up the momentum, for sure. Our show is at our best when we’re talking about real-life things that real-life people are going through that are hard and that are not going away anytime soon: mental health, sexuality, alcohol abuse, drug addiction, marriage, death. As long as we continue to tackle those topics that are truthful, honest and relevant, that’s when we’re at our best. And from what I’m gathering, it’s going to be a hell of a season.”