NBC Debuts Emotional Trailer for Season Five of ‘This Is Us’

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NBC has released a new trailer for season five of the highly-anticipated drama This Is Us, and the season preview didn’t hold back on the emotional impact. 

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It was previously announced that the upcoming season would address the impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as well as the Black Lives Matter movement. In the trailer, fans are shown the Pearson’s reactions to the BLM protests in a scene with Randell and Beth.

“What we’re dealing with as a people is just so tragic, Beth,” Randall says to Beth, to which she responds, “Hey, I’m not going anywhere.”


The series will also focus on the strain between Randall and Kevin, played by Sterling K. Brown and Justin Hartley. At the beginning of the trailer, Kevin makes an emotional phone call to his brother.

“I was not a very good brother to you, was I?” Kevin asked.

“No you weren’t,” Randall responded. “But you’ve still got time.”

Their relationship, which looked to be on the ups in the trailer, took a dark turn last season when the pair began arguing about their mother’s declining health. During the sneak peek, fans are transported back to that intense season four finale, where Kevin lashes out at his adopted brother.

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“You know, I used to think the worst thing that happened to me was the day that dad died,” Kevin said. “Hand to God, Randall, the worst thing that ever happened to me was the day they brought you home.”

At the end of the promo, Randall is shown standing at Kevin’s door, hinting at the possibility of a reconciliation.

With the series wanting to incorporate the pandemic within the newest season, fans are shown a quick look at Kevin wearing a mask as he walks outside.

The cast of This Is Us started production of the newest addition in the series back in September. The new season will debut on NBC Network on October 27 with a two-hour special episode so grab your tissues and get ready for a rollercoaster of emotions.