While a spinoff might not happen anytime soon, Fogelman envisions how the series can branch off within the show itself:
“We’re still so early. Rather than doing a spinoff, I’d rather keep it in the series at first.
Fogelman referenced as an example Tuesday’s episode which took place before the pilot when the family’s three kids were born, and also featured Gerald McRaney as the doctor who delivered two of the them. In addition, there’s an upcoming episode that’s entirely with Sterling K. Brown’s Randall Pearson character.
Said the creator, “If well-executed, what would be a spinoff can just be done as an arc or a couple of episodes in our series. It helps make it so that the series doesn’t become the same thing over and over and over again and start boring the audience.”
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the future status of This Is Us…