×

NBC Reveals ‘This Is Us’ Season 2 Premiere Photos: Solo Jack, Teenage Big Three, Pensive Randall

NBC continues to tease the highly anticipated sophomore season of “This Is Us,” by releasing first-look photos from the premiere episode.

As Variety previously reported, the second season of the Peacock’s dramatic hit will pick up in the present day a few months after the events of the season finale, during the Big Three’s (Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Sterling K. Brown) 37th birthday. The photos released from that storyline in the episode thus far seem less-than-fully celebratory, though, as the siblings are not even all together for the occasion.

Three key photos focus on flashbacks, featuring a solitary Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) in two and the teenage versions of The Big Three (Hannah Zeile, Logan Shroyer, Niles Fitch) with their mother (Mandy Moore) at the movies in one.

Jack is notoriously absent from that family outing, a theme that the show has already explored in the first season when revealing just how hard his death hit his children. The second season will dig deeper into that, as series creator Dan Fogelman previously said, “I always talk about Jack’s death as this hinge upon which the family swings, and there’s a kind of before that and the after [of] that. And that’s very much what this season is about. It’s about that hinge, and that’s what we’re watching. There’s a lot of healing to be done.”

The second season premiere of “This Is Us,” entitled “A Father’s Advice,” will follow Jack and Rebecca dealing with the fallout from their first season finale fight over her performing in a band with an ex and his being unable to answer immediately when she asked why he loves her. It will also find Randall and his wife Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) debating adopting another child, Kate taking the first step in pursuing a new passion, and Kevin balancing the demands of his career and relationship.

“This Is Us” season 2 premieres on NBC Sept. 26 at 9 p.m.

More TV

  • A still from Cartoon Network’s “Victor

    Cartoon Network's 'Victor and Valentino' to Debut in U.S., Latin America on Saturday

    The folklore of Mesoamerica will come to life in Cartoon Network’s colorful new series “Victor and Valentino,” which premieres in the U.S. and Latin America on Saturday, March 30. The series follows the antics of the titular half-brothers as they learn to get along while unraveling the mysteries of the quirky little town of Monte [...]

  • Hugh Dancy to Guest Star in

    Hugh Dancy to Guest Star in 'Homeland' Season 8

    Emmy-nominated “Hannibal” actor Hugh Dancy will star opposite his wife Claire Danes in “Homeland” season eight, Variety has learned. Dancy will appear in the recurring guest role of John Zabel, a savvy Washington consultant who joins the White House as a new foreign-policy advisor to the President and a formidable opponent to Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin). [...]

  • Viacom HQ LA

    Viacom Shares Spike on DirecTV Deal, Renewed CBS Merger Chatter

    Viacom shares soared 10% on Tuesday after the company reaffirmed financial guidance for its media networks wing on the heels of sealing a hard-fought carriage renewal agreement with AT&T’s DirecTV. The stock gain underscored the importance of maintaining its presence on DirecTV and other AT&T channel bundles. Viacom on Tuesday reaffirmed its guidance of affiliate [...]

  • BETTER THINGS "Monsters in the Moonlight""

    'Better Things' Renewed for Season 4 at FX

    FX has renewed Pamela Adlon’s comedy series “Better Things” for a fourth season. The fourth season is slated to air in 2020. “With every season, ‘Better Things’ becomes more vital, engaging and revelatory, cementing Pamela Adlon’s status as one of the most accomplished creative forces in television today,” said John Landgraf, chairman of FX Networks [...]

  • Jessica Rodriguez Strictly Business Podcast

    Listen: Univision's Jessica Rodriguez on Shaking Up a Traditional TV Brand

    With new leadership in place at Univision, the network is evolving in ways its fast-growing Hispanic audience in the U.S. might find surprising. Look no further than the broadcaster’s primetime schedule, according to Jessica Rodriguez, CMO of Univision Communications and president/COO of Univision Networks, who relied on audience research to shake up traditional notions of [...]

  • Ava DuVernay Toby Emmerich Michael Douglas

    Ava DuVernay, Toby Emmerich, Michael Douglas to Speak at Produced By Conference

    Ava DuVernay, Toby Emmerich, and Michael Douglas will speak at the Producers Guild of America’s 11th Produced By Conference. The event will be held on June 8-9 at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif. Other notable speakers include Netflix executive Cindy Holland; Blumhouse producer Marci Wiseman; “Homecoming” showrunners Micah Bloomberg and Eli Horowitz; Entertainment One [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content