‘This Is Us’: See the Cast Back on Set for Season 5 (PHOTOS)

This Is Us Season 5 cast bts
Susan Kelechi Watson/Instagram; Dan Fogelman/Twitter; Sterling K. Brown/Twitter

This Is Us will be returning very soon for Season 5, and the cast is already busy at work despite COVID-19 delays.

Originally slated to premiere November 10, NBC recently announced that the fan-favorite family drama would debut its fifth season on Tuesday, October 27. Presented in a special two-hour episode, the era-jumping series will see the various Pearson family storylines continue, including that disconcerting fight between brothers Kevin (Justin Hartley) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) regarding their mother Rebecca’s (Mandy Moore) Alzheimer’s treatment.

“I don’t know how you come back from something like that,” Hartley told us earlier this year regarding the brothers’ tiff, which will continue to play out. “I don’t think these things needed to be said. But they did it and I would hope that they can come back from this but I think it’ll be a struggle. I think it’s not something that’s going to happen overnight,” Hartley teased. “It’ll take time.”

Thankfully, the heaviness behind the scenes is only restricted to the health and safety protocol measures being implemented. Below, scroll through to see some of the stars and creator Dan Fogelman back on set, and stay tuned for more leading up to the This Is Us Season 5 premiere in October.

This Is Us, Season 5 Premiere, Tuesday, October 27, 9/8c, NBC

This is Us Sterling K. Brown, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz
Sterling K. Brown/Twitter

Sterling K. Brown celebrated the reunion of the Pearson family Big 3 by snapping this selfie with costars Justin Hartley and Chrissy Metz. “The Big 3 is back and better than ever!” he tweeted.

This Is Us Season 5 Mandy Moore Milo Ventimiglia
Dan Fogelman/Twitter

Creator Dan Fogelman snapped this photo of actors Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia in character as Rebecca and Jack’s early ’80s selves. “A 2020 television sex scene,” Fogelman teasingly captioned the image before adding, “we’re back.”

This Is Us Season 5 Milo Ventimiglia
Mandy Moore/Instagram

Jack and Rebecca Pearson may be one of TV’s favorite couples, but stars Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia are more distanced than ever due to COVID-19. Moore shared a peek into their new normal on her Instagram Story, adding “work is a little different these days,” while sharing video of Ventimiglia in the stall next to hers where their chairs are stationed.

susan kelechi watson sterling k brown this is us season 5
Susan Kelechi Watson/Instagram

“Hello from the other side,” Susan Kelechi Watson captioned this image from her Instagram Story. Onscreen hubby Sterling K. Brown got in on the photo action as Randall’s glasses hang from his shirt collar.

this is us faithe herman season 5
Faithe Herman/Twitter

Faithe Herman, who plays Beth and Randall’s youngest daughter, Annie, is also back to work. The young star shared this sweet photo from her own box, featuring some fruit and juice. While the image was captioned with, “So much to get use too,” it seems Herman is well prepared with her bright green mask.

Susan Kelechi Watson This Is Us
Susan Kelechi Watson/Instagram

Susan Kelechi Watson is sending out some positive vibes with this on set shot shared to her Instagram Story. “Sending you [peace] and [love] from my box on set. Have a great Monday yall,” the actress captioned it.

Sterling K. Brown This Is Us Season 5
Sterling K. Brown/Twitter

It’s safe to say Sterling K. Brown’s Randall isn’t over his animosity with onscreen brother Justin Hartley as he snapped this selfie outside the actor’s shared trailer with Caitlin Thompson who plays Madison.

this is us season 5 sterling k brown
Sterling K. Brown/Twitter

It’s clear who Brown thinks is the superior duo on the show based on his evident pride in Randall and Beth.

Sterling K. Brown/Twitter

There’s nothing but love from Brown for his onscreen parents Rebecca and Jack Pearson based on the look in his eyes.

this is us season 5 sterling k brown
Sterling K. Brown/Twitter

While it was easy to read Brown’s eyes in his other trailer selfies, we’re not sure what to think about his pose in front of Chrissy Metz and Chris Sullivan’s trailer. Does that expression hint at trouble for Kate and Toby or are we supposed to be reassured?

Dan Fogelman This Is Us
Dan Fogelman/Twitter

Dan Fogelman is also practicing health and safety protocols as the showrunner donned a face shield and mask behind the scenes.