The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a delay in the production of nearly all movies and television shows within the U.S. One prominent victim of the halt in production due to COVID-19 is the popular romantic family drama series This Is Us. Luckily for fans of the show, it was able to complete production on its fourth season before the shutdown. However, all production of its fifth season has been put on hold due to the pandemic. Its normal premiere date in September has come into question and is likely not going to be airing on schedule. Due to the show being known for having its story take place in contemporary times, always keeping up with what is going on in the world, many people have wondered if the popular show on NBC will actually address the pandemic within the show.

Dan Fogelman, the creator of the show, replied to a fan on Twitter that the show would indeed address the coronavirus pandemic issue head on. In the reply to the fan’s tweet, Fogelman stated “Yes on Covid. We’ve decided to attack things head on. Very proud of @ThisIsUsWriters.” The writers of This Is Us have been able to maneuver through the pandemic by communicating with each other on Zoom. Fogelman further stated that the pandemic will absolutely not impact the show’s planned ending, as the story for the sixth season has been carefully planned out enough that not even the COVID-19 pandemic can throw it off the rails.

Fogelman said he is confident that the series will be able to continue filming soon.

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