“We just watched the first three episodes with the cast the other night together and I think I was really struck by how it’s equal parts touching and laugh-out-loud funny,” she says. “I think it’s better than ever. I’m really proud of it. Everybody just did such remarkable work across the board again, and I hope people are going to be happy with it.”
“We’re all having so much fun and it’s very emotional,” she adds. “It’s sort of our signature. If they’re looking for a good weep, they won’t be disappointed.”
This Is Us creator, Dan Fogelman shared with Entertainment Weekly that the season 2 premiere of the show will be “powerful”
“Even the uplifting, sweet, lighter stuff feels powerful,” Fogelman says to EW.
“The Rebecca-Jack story at the ending of the episode is very intense. And in a different way, Randall and Beth’s [Susan Kelechi Watson] story has got a giant, exciting scope to it as they’re figuring out what they’re going to do with this quest he is on to adopt. It moves really quickly. It’s because now you know these characters and you feel like you’ve been away from them for a while, so you want to just suck in all this time with them. But we’ve only got 40 minutes and we’ve got eight characters you want to catch up to, so it flies — in a good way.”
Season 2 of This Is Us premieres Sept. 26 on NBC.
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