'This Is Us' Promotes Lyric Ross to Series Regular for Season 3
This Is Us announced another casting change-up!
Lyric Ross, who plays Déja, has been promoted to a series regular role on the upcoming third season. Ross joined the series in Season 2 when she was placed with the Randall Pearson (Sterling K. Brown), wife Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson), and their two daughters from the foster care system.
Series creator Dan Fogelman shared a telling photo from Season 3.
Her journey on the show was nothing short of tear-jerking. After putting up a tough front, Déja finally let down her walls and connected with the Pearsons. Then, her previously incarcerated mother came looking for her and Déja went to live with her.
But when things went south with her mother, the teen called Beth and Randall to ask for help. In the finale, Déja's mother relinquished her parental rights, which means the Pearsons can finally adopt her. But instead, she lashes out even more by destroying Randall's car.
This Is Us has had plenty of casting news lately for its highly-anticipated third season. NBC recently upgraded Melanie Liburd to a series regular role. as Beth's (Susan Kelechi Watson) cousin, Zoe, whom we met at the wedding in the finale. In a flash forward, we then saw that she'll eventually start dating Kevin (Justin Hartley) and fly with him to visit Vietnam.
Also revealed was that Jack Pearson's (Milo Ventimiglia) little brother, Nicky, will be portrayed by Michael Angarano.
This Us Us, Season 3 Premiere, Tuesday, September 25th, 9/8c, NBC