This Is Us Season 2 finally has a UK air date, with the US comedy-drama set to return to our screens this July.
Created by Dan Fogelman, the series chronicles the Pearson family across the decades: from Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) as young parents in the 1980s to their 37-year-old kids Kevin (Justin Hartley), Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown), searching for love and fulfillment in the present day. This grounded, life-affirming dramedy reveals how the tiniest events in our lives impact who we become, and how the connections we share with each other can transcend time, distance and even death.
“Executed impeccably by an on-form cast and with direction that’s gentle enough to allow for nuance in each scene, This Is Us is just messy enough to capture the jumbled unpredictability of life,” we wrote in our review of Season 1. “Should you laugh at it? Should you cry? However you react, put down your cynicism and be glad of the fact that there’s an ‘it’ to talk about.”
The show went on to win two Emmy Awards for its maiden run – one for Guest Actor Gerald McRaney and one for Supporting Actor Sterling K. Brown. Channel 4 holds the first-run rights to show, but delayed the initial UK broadcast until long after its US broadcast. The same thing has happened with Season 2, which will now broadcast on More4 instead of Channel 4, with episodes available to catch up with on All 4.
We can confirm that Season 2 will premiere at 10pm on Wednesday 4th July. Until then, the good news is that Season 1 of This Is Us remains available on Amazon Prime Video, so you have no excuse not to catch up.
This Is Us is available on Amazon Prime Video as part of a £5.99 monthly subscription.