Preparing to say goodbye to the Pearsons? This Is Us co-showrunner Isaac Aptaker teased the NBC drama’s plans to wrap up the time-bending family saga after season 6.
Aptaker told DeadlineOpens a New Window. in a recent interview that the powers that be are planning to air the series finale “about three seasons” from now. The show is currently in its third season.
He elaborated on the ending too: “I would hope that it’s elegant. That’s what we’re going for. I would hope that when we reach our ending, people think it’s a really satisfying end place, that makes sense, and it feels like they’ve watched something that is a complete piece of work because that’s really how we’re trying to plan it. Almost like you would a book or a super-long movie. We’ve had this end in mind for a long time, so we’re able to plan for it and try to make it feel like it’s a whole, as opposed to a series that’s going to go endlessly.”
Creator and fellow co-showrunner Dan Fogelman also teased what’s ahead for the Pearsons. “We’ve got multiple seasons mapped out,” he told Deadline. “I think this season has been a lot about redemption, but also a lot of rebirth. Next season is a season of new beginnings and restarts.”