This Is Us boss teases devastating final season that made execs cry

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This Is Us is such an emotionally devastating show, that it can even reduce notoriously stone-hearted TV executives to tears.

Creator Dan Fogelman was speaking to Deadline when he revealed that his story outline pitch for the sixth and final season were enough to make NBC bosses cry over Zoom.

He said: "People were crying to the point that I wasn't sure if I should keep going or not. Cameras were shutting off, and I thought I'd lost people."

Photo credit: Matt Winkelmeyer / Staff - Getty Images
Photo credit: Matt Winkelmeyer / Staff - Getty Images

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Fogelman admitted that he himself cried when writing the scripts for the opening episode of the season, admitting that it was only the second time that had happened for him, with the first being when he wrote William's death.

Teasing what we can expect in the upcoming episodes, Fogelman added that: "All the questions that you're asking about Kate, and who's Nicky [with in the flash forwards], and how does this end…. We've had it very carefully mapped out.

Photo credit: NBC Universal
Photo credit: NBC Universal

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"So, love it or hate it, we get to go out the way we've always planned on going out and executing the plan. I feel very confident in it, and I'm excited about this season."

This Is Us is shown on NBC in the US and on Amazon Prime Video in the UK.

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