The COVID-19 pandemic can’t keep The Big Three apart as This Is Us began season 5 production on Thursday. Stars Sterling K. Brown, Milo Ventimiglia, Chrissy Metz and creator Dan Fogelman gave This Is Us fans a sneak peek of season 5 production on social media.
Posting a photo of co-stars Ventimiglia and his on-screen wife Mandy Moore wearing masks and keeping social distance, Fogelman tweeted, “A 2020 television sex scene. We’re back. #ThisIsUs.”
Ventimiglia and Moore also shared Fogelman’s tweet on their own official Twitter feeds.
On Thursday Brown, Metz and Justin Hartley announced that the This Is Us two-hour season five debut will come two weeks earlier than its initial Nov. 10 premiere date. Metz, Brown and Hartley shared a scrapbook showing scenes from the upcoming season, from photos of Moore and Ventimiglia’s characters holding hands to Metz’ Kate Pearson cradling her newborn baby.
“Y’all want some good news? I think we could use a little good news, yeah? #ThisIsUs is back two weeks earlier! And yeah…it’s still a 2 hour season premiere! Wanted you to have something to talk about while you’re casting your ballot.😉 See you in 33 days!✌🏿,” Brown wrote.
Thursday’s production start is in line with the timing Deadline learned of exclusively earlier this month. This Is Us‘s filming comes as a number of television series are also returning to studios. Warner Bros. TV-produced series including All Rise, Lucifer and Bob Hearts Abishola also made their way back to production in the past two weeks.
See the This Is Us team’s social media posts below.
— Dan Fogelman (@Dan_Fogelman) September 24, 2020
Y’all want some good news? I think we could use a little good news, yeah? #ThisIsUs is back two weeks earlier! And yeah…it’s still a 2 hour season premiere! Wanted you to have something to talk about while you’re casting your ballot.😉 See you in 33 days!✌🏿 pic.twitter.com/joGTmRUTjX
— Sterling K Brown (@SterlingKBrown) September 24, 2020
— Justin Hartley (@justinhartley) September 24, 2020
What’s better than the Pearsons coming back in November? The Pearsons coming back in OCTOBER! We’re officially filming Season 5 and will see you on 10/27 for our 2 hour season premiere! 🍋💛 #ThisIsUs @NBCThisIsUs pic.twitter.com/RTlgjUjDZi
— Chrissy Metz (@ChrissyMetz) September 24, 2020