Expected in the coming months on NBC in the United States, season 5 of "This Is Us" will tackle the Covid-19 epidemic in a "frontal" way, according to creator Dan Fogelman.
When it returns to air in the coming months on the American channel NBC, This Is Us will in no way hide the coronavirus epidemic that has been affecting the planet since the beginning of the year and which has caused the death of more than 766,000 people worldwide, including nearly 170,000 in the United States. And according to the creator of the series, Dan Fogelman, the screenwriters have even planned to deal with the consequences of Covid-19 in a "frontal" way, in order to best reflect the world in which we now live. And in which the Pearsons live.
"It's 'yes' about the Covid," Fogelman said yesterday on Twitter, in response to a question from a fan. "We've decided to tackle the subject head-on. I'm very proud of the writers of This Is Us." The mastermind of the series, who wrote Cars, Rapunzel, and Crazy, Stupid, Love, has not yet said much more about how the epidemic will be integrated into the storylines of season 5, but we can certainly expect the coronavirus to have a significant place in future episodes of the adventures of Randall, Kate, Kevin, Beth, Toby, and Rebecca. A will to make more than ever echo to the current events and the society of today which goes in the direction of Sterling K. Brown, Randall's interpreter, told the TVLine website in June:
"First of all, the authors have obviously started to think about the pandemic, to see if they are going to integrate it [into the series], and if so, how. And now, for the past month, following the tragic deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, the question is "How are we going to deal with this subject as well?
When asked about the broadcast date for Season 5, Dan Fogelman stated that he did not yet know when filming would begin and therefore could not yet make a decision about a possible date for the return of This Is Us to air.
Some vague #ThisIsUs answers (sorry)— Dan Fogelman (@Dan_Fogelman) August 17, 2020
- Not sure yet on production start.
- Not sure when new eps will air.
- Yes on Covid. We've decided to attack things head on. Very proud of @ThisIsUsWriters
- Same planned ending. Same route to get there.
Hope that's (somewhat) useful? https://t.co/gx0YJQxq5f
Although the launch of Season 5 is currently still scheduled for "this fall", without further details, NBC, like CBS and ABC, intends to offer new episodes of its series to its viewers before the end of the year.