"This Is Us" is gearing up for its final season, and so are the fans. After a few beautiful years with the Pearsons, letting them go is going to be a difficult task. But still, fans are excited about the final season, and the series cast is ready to tease with information about the series finale.
Here is what the cast had to say:
In an interview with Hollywood Life, Chris Sullivan said, "It's going to end up exactly where they're meant to."
Talking about the Pearson family, he said, "This Is Us a lot of times… it feels like an ideal or people talk about it like this ideal family, this perfect family. But you are looking at a family full of addicts, of people dealing with anxiety, of people who can't keep a relationship together, of people who have eating disorders."
However, he agrees that the family finds its way back to each other, and that makes them ideal, "I think that it's interesting that people view that group of people as the ideal family because it is. It is the ideal family."
"It is a playbook for relationships, and the good news is that just because people don't end up together, just because people pass away, it doesn't mean that that's not exactly the way things were supposed to go. Everything is going to be just fine," he finished.
The show's ending to come next year is sad news for fans but not a surprise. The show's creator, Dan Fogelman, had said, "We never set out to make a television series that was going to last 18 seasons, 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," he told Hollywood Reporter.
He also once said, "Whoever casually first said 'All good things must come to an end never had to end their favorite thing. While sad to have just 1 season left, also grateful to NBC for letting us end the show how and when we always intended. We'll work hard to stick to the landing."
Mandy Moore, playing Rebecca Pearson, also tweeted, "Officially official. One season left of my favorite job. You can bet we will be soaking in every single moment. I'm already VERY emotional about my favorite job coming to an end. BUT … We have a whole season to wrap things up the way it was always intended."
The ending is upon us.
Milo Ventimiglia, seen as Jack Pearson, said, "I think it's wonderful. I think it's incredibly satisfying. I think it's beautiful. Fogelman and the writers have created this completion of the story and to see this kind of an infinite loop of where things start and how it all kind of tailors back into one another. ... This is probably gonna wreck people in the most heartfelt way."
The season finale is all that the fans need.
Justin Hartley, who is seen as the charming Kevin Pearson, told Entertainment Weekly, "I think it's very unpredictable. The way that the story has been told to me and the way that it ends seems like the right way to 'end' it. Just like life, everything does end, doesn't it? I think it's full. You're going to have a full heart, just because by that time, you will have watched these people and all of their journeys for such a long time. When you invest that much as an audience member, you'll fill up completely, but in a satisfying way. It's definitely an emotional journey."
Fogelman further explains, "I think when the show eventually comes to an end, I think in the best way, it'll be very quiet and normal. That's always been the plan because, at the end of the day, it's a story about this kind of regular family."
He also added, "We know where it ends, and we know the path for each season. We've always had a plan. We didn't want to get stuck."
The creators have no plans of exploring the show further: "The show won't overstay its welcome, we have a story to tell, we want to do this the right way."
To this, Sterling Kelby Brown, who plays Randall Pearson, added, "There are things that we've actually already shot for our series finale right, that we're banking on so that when it comes time to show them, it'll be fun."
It's going to be emotional.
Moore had also once said that the show would end at a note where the viewers will feel all that the series stands for. She said that the finale is "very true to what the show evokes from all of us. Dan's a master at that. People will feel their feelings." Moore had also clarified that the "Parts of the ending have been shot!"
If you are a fan of the show, it's now also time to find out who 'her' is as Dan said, "Who you think the 'her' is probably not who the 'her' is, but it's who you'll see at the end of the show."
So, stay tuned to learn more!