The Pearsons’ story ended on This Is Us Season 6 Episode 18, the NBC drama series finale.
The episode was simpler than expected, cutting back on the twists and turns to really give viewers the feeling that the Pearsons would continue to thrive for years to come.
After such a successful run, many fans wondered if the series could return with a spin-off, or perhaps as a movie.
Creator Dan Fogelman addressed the possibility in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that was dropped after the series finale.
“A lot of the show grew out of my experiences and what’s inside of me and my family experiences, both as a member of a family now and as a member when I was a kid – as well as my writers’ experiences – but I feel like I’m going to be exhausted for a while… My well may be drained of family stuff,” he said. he said at the exit of a potential follow-up.
“So I don’t think a spin-off is happening anytime soon. I don’t really understand what a movie would be, but you never know.”
It seems like Fogelman is at the very least open to the possibility of bringing the franchise back down the line, but considering the finality of the series finale, it’s hard to imagine what future plans would look like.
Many TV shows end naturally, and it feels like this universe ended with the series finale.
Maybe all future projects will follow different characters, but the show has always been about the circle of life, so it could eventually pick up with another generation of Pearson.
Although the finale ended on a simple note, Fogelman thinks it was important to emphasize that the show was about family.
“A lot of the narrative on this show has been about these big, surprising twists and the deaths of beloved major characters.
“But ultimately what I think really drew people to the show was just the simplicity of the family stories and the loving memory of your childhood since you were an adult.
“I thought, how confident and cool and important it would be to end a day with these kids, at an age you haven’t seen in a while, it was just a regular day in the family. life ?”
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