The trailer for This Is Us season 6 has been released today and shows Rebecca Pearson dealing with her Alzheimer's diagnosis. The acclaimed family drama follows the lives of the Pearson family as they negotiate their uncertain paths through life, love, and parenthood over several different time frames. Starring Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelechi Watson, and Chris Sullivan, This Is Us returns for its conclusion in January 2022.
The TV drama first came to prominence when picked up for a full 18 episode season by NBC in 2016, receiving instant approval from the critics and nominations for its cast come award season. The series solidified a fanbase from its first season, which has only grown in the following years. Praised for its tackling of issues prevalent in society and its emotional resonance with its audience, This Is Us season 6 will be the show's last.
NBC has released the new trailer for This Is Us season 6. The trailer opens with Rebecca Pearson discussing the implications of her Alzheimers diagnosis and her fear of losing her memory: "Sometimes I think about what my very last memory will be before the candle goes out." Backed by the voice of Chrissy Metz singing "Time After Time," the montage moves through the cast, flashing back to the Pearson past and present. Check out the video below:
Touching scenes are also shown of Kevin consoling Randall after the apparent death of his biological father and the brothers' reconciliation. The theme of memory recurs throughout, bringing the focus back to Rebecca and the memories made by the show itself. Rebecca and Jack's marriage is shown during various stages along with their three as children. This Is Us season 6 will premiere on January 4 with showrunner Dan Fogleman overseeing the end of his series.
The final season of This Is Us will tie together the lives of the Pearson's, closing the series by taking the characters to the conclusions that the show has teased throughout its run. It's clear that This Is Us season 6's ending promises a resolution that audiences will likely find emotionally satisfying in that it will tie everything together. It has been an emotional ride for audiences over the five years they have been engrossed in the lives of the Pearson family, and Fogleman has hinted at delivering answers to audience questions with their final outing. As always, This Is Us will tug on the heartstrings of its fans, but the way the show handles its finale will ultimately be what defines its long-term impact.