This Is Us Season 6 premiere date, cast, trailer, synopsis, and more

THIS IS US -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
THIS IS US -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC) /

This Is Us Season 6 is happening, but it is also going to be the final season. What do we know about the premiere date, cast, and more so far?

This Is Us Season 6 being the last is something we’ve known for a while. Dan Fogelman created the story as a six-season story. That was always the way it was pitched to NBC, and when the show was renewed for three seasons back in 2019, Fogelman never pretended that there could be more after that.

NBC has now confirmed that Season 6 will be the last. The contracts of all the stars come up for renewal and Fogelman isn’t intending to write anymore. There is no story without all three members of the Big Three, and there’s a chance at least one of them would walk away.

The best thing is the story gets to finish where it was intended. There is no need to drag things along for the sake of it, and with all the timelines, we need stories to be wrapped up fully for closure. Here’s what we know about This Is Us Season 6 so far with updates to come as they happen.

This Is Us Season 6 premiere date

NBC is looking to get the 2021–2022 TV season back on track. That means a late September start date for the new season. If not September, we’re expecting the season to arrive in the fall. That means, yes, we fully expect This Is Us Season 6 to premiere in 2021.

Will it be as stop-start as this season? Hopefully not. We need to enjoy the run of episodes and not keep wondering if we’re going to go a few weeks without anything new due to the way the aired episodes caught up with production.

We’re expecting the show to keep its Tuesday 9/8c timeslot.

This Is Us Season 6 cast

We are expecting the following to return in some way, shape, or form throughout the sixth season:

  • Milo Ventimiglia as Jack Pearson
  • Mandy Moore as Rebecca Pearson
  • Sterling K. Brown as Randall Pearson
  • Chrissy Metz as Kate Pearson
  • Justin Hartley as Kevin Pearson
  • Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth (Clarke) Pearson
  • Faithe Herman as Annie Pearson
  • Lyric Ross as Deja Pearson
  • Griffin Dunne as Nicholas “Nicky” Pearson
  • Caitlin Thompson as Madison Simons
  • Chris Sullivan as Toby Damon
  • Jon Huertas as Miguel Rivas

There’s also a good chance we’ll see the following actors to return to play the younger versions of various characters:

  • Joaquin Obradors
  • Ava Castro
  • Kya Kruse
  • Niles Fitch
  • Lonnie Chavis
  • Hannah Zeile
  • Mackenzie Hancsicsak
  • Logan Shroye
  • Parker Bates
  • Rachel Hilson
  • Akira Akbar
  • Luke Clark
  • Dylan Gage

This Is Us Season 6 trailer

There isn’t a trailer just yet. This isn’t surprising considering the season hasn’t started filming yet. We’re not expecting a trailer until much closer to the premiere date, so we’ll bring that when it drops.

This Is Us Season 6 synopsis

How could we see the sixth season continue? This is the season that will bring us answers to all our burning questions. It’s time to find out what happens between Kevin and Madison, why there are tensions between various members of the family, and what’s going to happen to the Big Three after Rebecca dies.

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This Is Us is available on Peacock and Hulu.