Is This Is Us season 4 looking to go ahead and cast a new Kevin Pearson love interest? According to some of the latest information that’s out there, it’s certainly possible.
As first noted via TVLine, the NBC show is in the process of looking for a female actress in her thirties to appear on the show in some capacity — odds are, they will be recurring and will be featured throughout at least part of the upcoming episodes.
Now, this doesn’t mean for sure that we’re going to be meeting the potential mother of Kevin’s son. We first met him in the flash forward sequence at the end of season 3, but we did not end up meeting the mother. Heck, we didn’t even end up meeting Kevin in the future, either. The only assumption that we could really make following the end of season 3 was that the mother was not Zoe, given that the two of them broke up with kids being one of the biggest issues at play.
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Since that time, we’ve wondered if Kevin and Sophie got back together, and it does still feel like that is a possibility. This new woman could either be a red herring, someone Kevin is temporarily with early on in season 4, and it’s still theoretically possible that this person is not really tied to Kevin at all. We have a hard time imagining that there are no other female characters in their 30s who will appear on This Is Us at any point in the near future. The writers are creative — we wouldn’t be at this point in the series otherwise.
For Kevin, the major thing that we would hope if he gets into a relationship is that he is fully ready for another one. The end of things with him and Zoe is so recent and to go along with that, he has been battling a lot following his most recent relapse. This is not the sort of stuff that he’s going to get better with overnight, and he needs to be with someone who is patient and can understand a lot of his demons. We do think Kevin is well-meaning and he does want to be there for other people, but sometimes his vices and problems from the past get in the way.
This Is Us season 4 will formally start filming a little bit later this summer, with a premiere date currently charted for this fall. NBC will probably announce that, and some more details as to what’s coming up, once we get a little further along in the summer.
For now, we want to know from you. What do you think about this round of This Is Us casting Intel, and do you think it’s possible that this is going to be related to Kevin? Be sure to share in the comments. (Photo: NBC.)