This Is Us is an emotional rollercoaster fans just can't quit.
The NBC drama recently concluded its sophomore season, and thanks to an early two-season pick-up in Season 1, we already know that the show is coming back for a third season. The series left off with some major cliffhangers for the upcoming season, but we're already collecting clues and tidbits about what we can expect when the Pearsons return to NBC this fall.
Beth isn't going to die
One of the big finale cliffhangers left a lot of fans wondering if Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) would die in Season 3 because Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and future Tess were seen having a tense discussion without her. Watson promised fans in a video for Gold Derby in April that Beth will not die in the upcoming season though, so we all can rest easy for the moment.
Jack will still be a major part of the show
Season 2 revealed how Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia) actually died, a mystery that plagued fans since the start of the series. Once that question was answered, many viewers wondered if Jack would continue to be a central part of the series. He will be! Justin Hartley teased during a cast visit to Wired that Season 3 will actually feature Jack's biggest storyline yet!
Creator Dan Fogelman told Deadline that Season 3 will be a big Vietnam season for This Is Us. The season will explore Jack in his early days and cover the formative time he lost his brother during the war. It will also feature more Jack and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) origin stories.
There will be more Miguel
The second season also came with a fuller understanding of Miguel (Jon Huertas) and Rebecca's relationship. It turns out they didn't start dating until a decade after Jack's death and Miguel has been vigilant about protecting Rebecca's heart ever since. Huertas told TV Guide himself that Season 3 will explore more of their relationship as well as touch on how Miguel relates to the Big 3, especially Kate (Chrissy Metz).
Kevin has a new girlfriend!
The season finale revealed that Kevin (Hartley) enters into a serious romantic relationship with Beth's (Susan Kelechi Watson) cousin Zoe. A flash forward showed the two are still dating a year after Kate and Toby's (Chris Sullivan) wedding. She's accompanying him to Vietnam where they're going to learn more about Jack.
Toby is depressed
The flash forwards in the Season 2 finale also revealed that Toby is at a crippling level of depression. He's on various medications, but still can't get out of bed because of his condition. Season 3 will explore what led him to that place and hopefully discover a way to bring him out of it.
When will Season 3 premiere?
Fogelman told the crowd at SXSW that the series will return in September on NBC.
This Is Us returns this fall on NBC.