Don’t freak out, but we may have just learned who will play Kevin’s (Justin Hartley) wife-to-be in This Is Us.
The news came courtesy of series creator Dan Fogelman, who let slip at a Television Critics Association press tour event this weekend that Chicago PD star Sophia Bush is joining the season four cast in a mystery role, playing opposite Kevin.
As a brief refresher, the This Is Us season four fall finale ended with a flashforward that showed Kevin engaged and expecting his first child with an unknown woman. We’ve had our theories about who he might be starting a life with, but the addition of Bush seems like a promising option for the future Mrs. Pearson. Sure, her character and Kevin would have had to meet and decide to (or accidentally?) make a baby relatively quickly, but it’s definitely possible. Conversely, she could be Kevin’s fiancée’s OBGYN or their nanny. Either way, we’re curious.
Fogelman assured viewers, “The story of who is the mother of Kevin’s child and all that journey will be a story in the back half of the season, and there will be an answer by the end of the season.” Guess what? We’re about to start the “back half of the season.”