The premiere of This Is Us season 4 is coming to NBC on September 24, and the folks over at the network seem to be intent on one thing — they’re still out to surprise you.
If you look below (via E! News), you can see what is the first key art for the upcoming batch of episodes. When you look at the visual style itself, it’s easy to draw comparisons between this one and some of the others that we’ve seen over the years — it’s a mosaic of different characters and a lot of happy faces … and then you remember that Jack is dead and that Kate’s status in the flash-forward timeline is still undetermined.
The obvious challenge for This Is Us entering the fourth season is to find a way to both fill in the cracks of Pearson family history and to do so in a way that is still somewhat surprising. Take, for example, what’s going on with Jack Pearson. It’s easy to just assume that we know everything that there is to know about Jack based on what we’ve seen already, but are there still secrets?
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With everyone else, it’s a little bit easier to cultivate those surprises. We still need to learn how Kevin becomes a father, or about how Randall and Beth repair their relationship. We also have to figure out how Nicky Pearson is there for Rebecca at the end of the season 3 finale. There’s a lot of ground to cover and This Is Us still has plenty of time in order to cover it. Think about it — we know already that there are three seasons ahead! It’s possible that season 6 will be the end, but that’s not really an issue for anyone to be thinking too much about now.
The thing we are most curious about is that tag line: “If you think you know what’s coming next… you don’t know us”. After three seasons of the show we like to think we know this family, but clearly there is something big brewing this season.
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