The This Is Us series finale has already been filmed, in “pieces.”
Creator Dan Fogelman has revealed that he knows exactly how the NBC series will ultimately end, per Deadline:
“We’re pretty far out. Our writers and I are kind of to the end. We know where it ends and we have a path for each season of the show. We’ve always had a plan. We didn’t want to get stuck. We had the kids and the timelines, and had to have a plan. I don’t think this show despite any success it may or may not have, will overstay its welcome.”
He added that some of the series finale has already been shot:
“We have a story to tell. And we want to do this the right way. And so we have a plan. I’ve actually already shot pieces of the final scene in the series.”
This Is Us is renewed for Season 3 and currently chasing a fourth season, which has been previously tipped to conclude the series. Fogelman didn’t reiterate how many seasons he has planned.
How many seasons do you want This Is Us to run?
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the survival and end date status of This Is Us…
Uh, More Than FOUR! Why preplan only 4 seasons? Let it go as long as it can. Let it run its course. Other shows that aren’t nearly as good last many many seasons.