First Look: 'This Is Us' season 3 takes us back in time to Jack and Rebecca's first date
Set to premiere on September 25, the new season will continue with the trend started by the last three episodes of season 2 of telling the story via touching flashback episodes.
Keep that box of tissues handy as 'This Is Us' returns in less than a month. Into its third season now, the NBC dramedy has managed to earn a reputation for being outright emotional and heartbreaking at the same time - and rightfully so. Whether it's about Jack's mysterious past and his tragic untimely death or Rebecca's struggles along with the varied and contrasting life issues of the "Big Three" - there's always something cooking in this Pearson family drama.
And it would be no different this fall either when the show returns with season 3 on NBC. Set to premiere on September 25, the new episodes will continue with the trend (started by the last three episodes of season 2), telling the story via touching flashback scenes and episodes. So far, however, the focus has been on the modern-day life of the Pearsons, especially of Kevin, Kate, and Randall's.
But moving on, 'This Is Us' is going to treat viewers to some previously unexplored plotlines - to be specific Jack and Rebecca's romance, their meet-cute and how it all began. In fact, teasing what's next in store, series star Mandy Moore even shared a couple of first-look pictures recently, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, revealing what seems to be the Pearson duo's first date.
While the first pic is all about Jack and Rebecca, the second one puts the limelight on Randall and Beth, who seem to be waiting rather impatiently at a reception area.
“Something is going to transpire with Tess, and how does Deja fit in to the family?” actor Sterling K. Brown, who brings the character of Randall to life told EW, sharing a bit of a teaser. “After the end of last season, she’s not what one would call a happy camper. How do Randall and Beth deal with trying to make her feel as welcome as possible — and growing and expanding their family?”
It looks like, trouble's brewing at Beth and Randall's household. Thankfully for their on-screen parents, things are about to get sweeter as series creator Dan Fogelman teased heartwarming flashbacks for Jack after that devastating loss in season 2.
“It’s always interesting after you lose somebody — which we kind of feel like we did with Jack this past season — to almost go in and put in those old video tapes and watch them at a much earlier stage of life. And I think that’s what this feels like," adds Fogelman.