New US drama This Is Us has officially become the first drama of the new US Fall season to win a full season order.
NBC has given the series an 18 episode order.
The family drama about people who are all born on the same day was created by Dan Fogelman (Tangled, Crazy Stupid Love, Cars, The Neighbors, Galavant).
Starring Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley, it is set to screen in Australia on TEN.
“We are thrilled. This order for a complete first season of 18 episodes is exactly what we’d wanted and hoped for,” said Dan Fogelman. “We’d carefully mapped out an 18-chapter story for the first year of the show, and this allows us to follow through with our exact initial intent. And to get the order so early on is a tremendous show of confidence and a boost for our entire cast and crew. I’m starting to sound like a broken record, but I have to thank Dana, Gary, Jonnie, Howard and my amazing partners at 20th as well as Bob and Jen and the fine folks at NBC for continuing to do absolutely everything right by me and this show. I’d gush more but I have to go back to work.”
“It’s a rare moment in this business when a show so instantly delivers both critical acclaim and hit ratings, but This Is Us is just such an extraordinary achievement,” said NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke. “Creator Dan Fogelman, along with co-directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa and the gifted producers, cast and crew, has delivered the kind of heart and depth that resonates with every segment of the audience, and we’re proud to extend its presence on our schedule.”
TEN is yet to confirm an airdate for Australia.
Source: Hollywood Reporter