This Is Us will continue giving fans glimpses of the Pearson family's future, creator/showrunner Dan Fogelman has revealed in a report.
Speaking with EW, the EP said:
Part of the promise of this show is the ability of our own stories to comment upon themselves, depending on what time periods you’re looking at.
I think in the future — literally, in the future — we could potentially change up our pattern a little bit. Right now we tend to go, ‘Here’s how the past is commenting on the present.’ But what happens when our present becomes the past, to the near future? What if we could hop into the stories of these characters 10 years later and figure out how they got from A to B, the same way we have with the past? So, it was always part of my initial pitch of this as a series. The future timeline that was just revealed carries the painting forward. That was always part of the plan from day 1, that we would do both of those things in the same episode around this point.
Rebecca's portrayer Mandy Moore, meanwhile, has offered early season 3 details in a recent interview. She told THR:
But I've been told, and who knows, but I think season 3 we're going to spend some time exploring Jack and Rebecca pre-kids and Jack's life before Rebecca knew him and that whole storyline, and then I've heard echoes of exploring how Rebecca and Miguel came to be as well. But who knows. All of that is the rumor at work. There's no real confirmation, but I feel like all of that sounds really exciting.
As to whether or not we'll see more from Dr. K in future episodes, here's what the actress has to say about his presence in the show:
I adore him and can only hope that Dan figures out a way to bring him back, although I know that his character’s quite old at this point in time. I don’t quite know how they would finagle it — maybe he visits Rebecca and the kids one more time somehow. I want to work with him all the time…. We have limited time with him [in that era]. But, you know, he could come back as a ghost, or in some sort of flashback.
Head over to This Is Us Spoilers page for the latest news.