This Is Us is already renewed through Season 3 on NBC, but what about Season 4 and the series endgame?
Speaking to Deadline, creator Dan Fogelman confirms that he has a game plan for the entire run of the series, which he envisions going “beyond” Season 3:
We know a lot. Obviously we know more specific details and storylines about Seasons 1 and 2 than we do about Seasons 3 and beyond—it’s impossible to really map out an entire series when you’re doing as many episodes as we are—but globally I know the shape of the series, where it ends, where each season goes, and what the spread of the show is.
Fogelman also confirms that he already has a general end point for each character that the show is building toward:
Characters tend to evolve over years, and you discover things in making a show, so things will evolve. But in general, yes.
On whether the show will have a happy ending:
Of course. C’mon. At the worst it will be in the vicinity of happy.
Will This Is Us reach that ‘happy ending’ on its own terms before the cancellation reaper catches it? Stay tuned…