NBC's This Is Us became an unexpected smash hit when it debuted in 2016, with millions tuning in week after week to follow the story of the Pearson family over several time periods.

With each episode delighting and emotional shattering us in equal amounts, This Is Us grabbed us by the heartstrings over its first 18 episodes, and it came as no surprise to hear that it would soon receive a Season 2. With the Pearson's story far from over, there will plenty to tune in for in the upcoming season. Until then, take a look below at Movie Pilot's guide to everything you need to know about This Is Us prior to its release:

'This Is Us' Season 2 Trailer

Check out the sneak peak for This Is Us Season2:

'This Is Us' Season 2 Air Date

  • The This Is Us Season 2 airs Tuesdays on NBC

'This Is Us' Season 2 Plot

This Is Us Season 2 will continue telling the story of the Pearson family, including the events leading up to Jack Pearson's death.

'This Is Us' Season 2 Cast & Characters

The Pearsons in This Is Us [Credit: NBC]
The Pearsons in This Is Us [Credit: NBC]

A full list of This Is Us Season 2 cast and characters are yet to be released, though given the events of Season 1, this is who we can expect to see again in Season 2:

  • Milo Ventimiglia — Jack Pearson
  • Mandy Moore — Rebecca Pearson
  • Sterling K. Brown — Randall Pearson
  • Chrissy Metz — Kate Pearson
  • Justin Hartley — Kevin Pearson
  • Susan Kelechi Watson — Beth Pearson
  • Eris Baker — Tess Pearson
  • Faithe Herman — Annie Pearson
  • Jon Huertas — Miguel
  • Alexandra Breckenridge — Sophie
  • Chris Sullivan — Toby Damon
  • Niles Fitch — Randall age 15
  • Lonnie Chavis — Randall ages 8–10
  • Hannah Zeile — Kate age 15
  • Mackenzie Hancsicsak — Kate ages 8–10
  • Logan Shroyer — Kevin age 15
  • Parker Bates — Kevin ages 8–10
  • Amanda Leighton — Sophie age 15
  • Sophia Coto — Sophie age 10

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'This Is Us' Season 2 Theories

The biggest question of This Is Us so far is how exactly Jack Pearson died. Although in Season 1 we learned a few details about his death, it still leaves room for many different scenarios. Take a look at some of the big This Is Us Season 2 theories and see if any of them stand out to you:

Where To Watch 'This Is Us' Season 2 Online

While This Is Us Season 2 is yet to be released, here's where to watch This Is Us Season 1 online now: NBC.com, YouTube, Google Play or Hulu.