This Is Us Season 6 Release Date, Spoilers, Cast News And Predictions Teased Ahead Of Premiere

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We're still reeling from all the tears and emotions from last season, but we can't also wait to see This Is Us Season 6. Unfortunately, it won't air anytime soon and what's even worse is that it will be the final season for the hit NBC drama.

The final episode for This Is Us Season 5 aired in May and new episodes from This Is Us Season 6 will air starting January 2022. Filming for the upcoming season just started earlier this month and all the main characters are expected to return.


Who will return to This Is Us Season 6?

Chrissy Metz will reprise her role as Kate, Justin Hartley will return as Kevin, Sterling K. Brown will also return as Randall, and Milo Ventimiglia will reprise his role as Jack.

Mandy Moore will also return as Rebecca, and she will be joined by Chris Sullivan as Toby, Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth, Jon Huertas as Miguel, and more.

As of late, there is still no word regarding the actors that will make guest appearances in This Is Us Season 6.

What is the plot for This Is Us Season 6?


Since This Is Us Season 5 ended with a lot of loose ends, the creators are expected to tie them all together in Season 6. And since the upcoming season will be the last, the writers will most likely give their loyal fans a satisfying ending to the series.

Last season, Kate and Toby decided to get a divorce. And in the future timeline, Kate has fallen in love with Philip (Chris Geere). It's highly likely that Kate and Philip's relationship will be explored further in the upcoming episodes.

And fans would also know whether or not Kate will survive because after the event from This Is Us Season 5, there were speculations that she could have died.

Fans can also expect to see more of Uncle Nicky (Michael Angarano), Jack's younger brother. He was featured in several flashbacks last season, and his love life could be one of the major story arcs for the character in Season 6.

Deja (Lyric Ross) also revealed that she's pregnant in This Is Us Season 5. However, she never revealed the identity of her baby daddy. In This Is Us Season 6, she might finally come clean about who got her pregnant.

What will happen to Kevin, Madison, and Randall?


There are also some speculations regarding the fate of Kevin and Madison's (Caitlin Thompson) relationship. As co-parents, they have been doing a wonderful job. And it seems there's hope for them to get back together – temporarily.

While speaking with Variety, series creator Dan Fogelman said that something is clearly very right between the exes in the future timeline.

Randall will also become a rising star. And Fogelman said that they have been toying with this storyline relating to the character's career for quite some time.

"We do have a plan. We've had it for a while. I think we've built it successfully with his early rise and slight indications of his local and even borderline national profile just growing in small doses, so that's a journey we owe and in traversing time a little bit, we'll be able to tell that story," he said.

This Is Us ending after season 6 isn't a shock

Even though it's heartbreaking to say goodbye to our favorite This Is Us characters after season 6, this was actually a long time coming.


Two years ago, This Is Us was renewed for three more seasons. And Fogelman said that the series will no longer be given another season thereafter.

"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. We have a plan for what we're going to do, and I know what the plan is," Fogelman told The Hollywood Reporter.

This Is Us Season 6 will make you cry

Last month, Fogelman said that the execs from NBC also became emotional when he shared with them the storylines from This Is Us Season 6.

"People were crying to the point that I wasn't sure if I should keep going or not… Cameras were shutting off, and I thought I'd lost people. I just finished writing the season premiere, and it's the second time I've cried writing the show. I was like, ‘Oh, God, what's happening?' The first time was when William died. That made me cry," he told Deadline.

The series creator also promised to answer all the burning questions from This Is Us Season 5.


"All the questions that you're asking about Kate, and who's Nicky [with], and how does this end—we've had it very carefully mapped out. So, love it or hate it, we get to go out the way we've always planned on going out and executing the plan. I feel very confident in it, and I'm excited about this season," he said.

Mandy Moore teases emotional final season for This Is Us

While at last Sunday's Emmys, Moore said that there will be tears while watching This Is Us Season 6.

"It's already tears. Tears for the material and tears for the fact that we're leaving this family. This family is disbanding. But we have many, many months and episodes to shoot," she said.

When will This Is Us Season 6 premiere?


The premiere date for This Is Us Season 6 remains unknown. But there are speculations that the first episode from the final season could air sometime in January 2022.

Susan Rovner, NBC Universal Television's Chairman of Entertainment explained their decision to push back the premiere date for the series.

"By putting it at midseason, we'll have the least interruptions possible. I think it'll be a great event for the fans to enjoy this incredible show," she said.

This Is Us Season 6 will also have 18 episodes, which means that the finale will air sometime in May.

Where to watch This Is Us Seasons 1 to 5?

While waiting for This Is Us Season 6, you might want to binge-watch the first five seasons of the hit drama series.


The previous seasons of This Is Us are not available on Netflix USA, but they are available on Netflix Canada starting this month.

This Is Us Seasons 1 to 5 are available on Amazon Prime but for a fee. One episode can be rented for $2.99 and the entire season can be rented for $19.99. If you wish to binge-watch all five seasons, you have to pay $99.95.

The first five seasons of This Is Us are also available to stream on Hulu for free. In fact, even if you do not have a subscription yet, you can still watch the first five seasons by using your 7-day free trial.

This Is Us Seasons 1 to 5 are available to stream online and for free on Peacock as well.

However, the hit series isn't available to stream on HBO Max and Disney Plus.

This Is Us is definitely one of the best drama series of its time. If you're looking for a show that will tug at your heartstrings, this is the one for you. If you still haven't, now is the best time to catch up on all the previous episodes before This Is Us Season 6 premieres.