Kevin wears a mask as the Pearsons deal with the pandemic.

By Dan Snierson
October 14, 2020 at 11:06 AM EDT
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With just under two weeks until the two-hour season 5 premiere of This Is Us, NBC is offering you a first peek at the Pearsons back in action.

This is the first trailer for the time-hopping family drama that features flashes of new footage. Granted, there's not a lot, given that the show began filming just a few weeks ago, but there's just enough to raise interest, eyebrows, and questions. After a flurry of family images — and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) telling teen Kate (Hannah Zeile), "I think it's time we start a new chapter" — you see Randall (Sterling K. Brown) celebrating his 40th birthday with wife Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) and the rest of his family — and not with his siblings and mother at the family cabin, as previously teased in a flash-forward last season. Next, Kevin (Justin Hartley) — who engaged in a brutal fight with Randall in the season 4 finale — walks to his car wearing a mask, a shot included to show you that the Pearsons also will be coping with the real-world pandemic. (Creator Dan Fogelman has confirmed that the show will "attack" COVID-19 "head on" in season 5.)

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Kevin is then seen in bed with Madison (Caitlin Thompson), rubbing her pregnant belly. While viewers learned in the season 4 finale that she was carrying his child — two of them, actually — they could put to rest any wild theories that Madison wasn't  the fiancée with morning sickness that Kevin had previously referenced, given the shot of Kate (Chrissy Metz), Kevin, and Madison laughing it up on the couch at the cabin. The teaser-trailer ends with Kevin answering the door at the cabin, only to see... Randall standing there. That should make the big 4-0 celebration extra awkward, considering their blow0out fight in the season 4 finale.

Check out the 30-second trailer below, see what Chrissy Metz teased about season 5 and what Chris Sullivan did, and then tune in to the season 5 premiere on Oct. 27 at 9 p.m.

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