The end is near. This is us only has one final episode for fans and the series finale has been a long time in the works.
Creator Dan Fogelman revealed that many scenes for the This is us The series finale was filmed several years before completion in May. “A lot of these we shot four years ago, and then we shot the rest in the last few weeks. I’m really proud of it,” he stated during a Q&A session in Los Angeles on Monday, May 16 via meeting.
He noted that while performers, including Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimigliawho plays the late Rebecca and Jack respectively, had filmed many scenes in the early seasons, he’d just kept them in an editing container and never looked at the footage until it was time to edit the final episode of This is us.
Fogelman explained, “I was too worried to look at it.”
The penultimate episode of the NBC drama, which aired Tuesday, May 17, featured Rebecca’s death and also answered viewers’ questions about Kate’s (Chrissie Metz) whereabouts (business trip to London) and Dejas (La Trice Harper) Pregnancy (Malik is the father). The final episode didn’t have many loose ends to tie, and that was very intentional, revealed Fogelman.
“So much attention has been given to ‘How does Jack die?’ placed. early. How Jack dies and the big episode where he actually dies. But so much of our show is about what happens after that,” Fogelman said diversity in an interview published on Tuesday. “I always wanted, and always planned, for the final episode of the show to be about the epilogue of the ongoing family story, not the moment.”
While the penultimate episode of This is us Devastated by the death of the family matriarch, the series finale will be about how the Pearsons come to terms with the loss.
“I always thought that the penultimate episode would end with Rebecca’s death, as did we, and that the final episode would try to capture something simple that, while sad, is kind of just a day in the life, which is so much about what it goes on the show, but it [is set] against Rebecca’s funeral,” the executive producer explained, meanwhile meeting‘s live event on Monday.
That This is us The series finale airs Tuesday, May 24 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. Scroll down to read more about what the cast and writers teased about the series finale:
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