Actor Chris Sullivan Sheds Some Light on the New Season of ‘This is Us’


As fans eagerly count down to the fourth season of This is Us, one of the show’s main stars is opening up about what he knows about the upcoming storyline.

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“The places where this season goes, I think they’ve said it all … it is completely unexpected,” actor Chris Sullivan said in a new interview with PEOPLE Now. “Wherever you think we are going, we are going in a completely different direction. The way the stories are unfolding is pretty amazing. Our writers and Dan Fogelman have done a pretty amazing job over four seasons keeping people surprised.”

Known best for playing the somewhat complicated character of Toby Damon, Sullivan also reflected on the last season of the show in which his character had a nervous breakdown as he awaited the arrival of his first baby with TV wife Kate, played by Chrissy Metz.

“On that day, we were shooting two different crews, so the people who normally shoot with us were gone,” he recalled, noting that the production crew had changed for that crucial day of filming. “So it was a cameraman I had never met, a sound guy I had never met. It hurt. It was like being surrounded by strangers, like alright, well there goes the kind of comfort level or the safety factor.”

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This Is Us returns Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.