5:52 pm EDT, September 24, 2020

‘This Is Us’ season 5 premiere date moved up to October

By Hypable Staff

Looks like This Is Us fans will be able to enjoy season 5 of the hit NBC drama a bit sooner than originally expected!

According to Variety, NBC has officially moved up the premiere date for This Is Us season 5 from November 11 to Tuesday, October 27.

Normally, the hit drama would find itself returning to television screens sometimes in September. Like most other productions however, the series found itself having to halt filming for its forthcoming season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Though series writers have been hard at work penning season 5 remotely, the series is already in the process of getting back into filming.

In fact, showrunner Dan Fogleman took to Twitter on Thursday (September 24) to share a brand new behind the scenes image of stars Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore back in action as young Jack and Rebecca Pearson.

“A 2020 television sex scene,” joked Fogleman of the photo he posted featuring both actors keeping a safe distance from each other. “We’re back.”

Interestingly, when it comes to season 5 storylines, it seems as though fans can expect This Is Us to tackle some current events in the show’s own way.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Fogleman teased that topical world events such as the current coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matter would both be incorporated into the show in a way that doesn’t alter the carefully plotted out plan for the series.

“What’s happening in the world may shift the details of how things happen, but the big moves continue to happen— and actually potentially heighten and make better the television show then maybe some of our initial plans,” said Fogleman.

The two-hour season premiere of This Is Us season 5 debuts via NBC on October 27 at 9 p.m.

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