NBC’s This Is Us has quickly become the biggest breakout hit of the year. Case in point? In addition to nabbing stellar ratings, strong reviews, and several award nominations in its freshman run, the show has also been preemptively renewed for two more seasons. That means fans have plenty more to look forward to from the Pearson family, including Rebecca (Mandy Moore), Jack (Milo Ventimiglia), Randall (Sterling K. Brown), Kevin (Justin Hartley), and Kate (Chrissy Metz).
So what can we expect from This Is Us Season 2? Though plenty of heartbreak, joy, love, and tears have gone down in Season 1, there is still a lot of drama left to explore among the family members in coming episodes. Here are nine spoilers we just learned about the show’s sophomore season.
1. William will live on
The death of Randall’s biological father, William — chronicled in the episode, “Memphis” — was devastating. But thankfully, that’s not the last we’ll see of his character. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, actor Ron Cephas Jones, who plays William, confirmed that he will be back in Season 2 in some way — likely similar to how Milo Ventimiglia’s Jack is dead in present time, but resurfaces as a series regular in flashbacks.
“I do know that [William’s] going to carry over into season two in some way, just as well as Jack was in all of season one,” Jones said, adding that “there’s a chunk of his life that we haven’t explored.”