‘This Is Us’ Taking A ‘Completely Unexpected’ Route for Season 4

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Fans are in for a wild ride on the upcoming season of “This Is Us.”

According to Chris Sullivan, who plays Kate’s (Chrissy Metz) husband Toby, the new season is not at all what audiences will expect from the tearjerker NBC series.

“The places where this season goes, I think they’ve said it all … it is completely unexpected,” the 39-year-old told People.

“Wherever you think we are going, we are going in a completely different direction.”

While it’s safe to say you’ll still need to keep your tissues handy, Sullivan doesn’t think anyone will be disappointed with the storylines.

He added, “The way the stories are unfolding is pretty amazing. Our writers and Dan Fogelman have done a pretty amazing job over four seasons keeping people surprised.”

Speaking of surprises, Sullivan recently received his first Emmy nomination for best supporting actor, which took the longtime thespian by surprised.

“It's kind of surreal, “ he told The Hollywood Reporter. “When you've been working for so long, the nomination is such a wonderful kind of bonus to getting to do what I love.”

The show received a total of eight nominations, with acting nods also going to Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, and Sterling K. Brown.

In another surprising move, NBC recently renewed the series for not one but three more seasons. At this point, sources believe the show will end after the sixth season in 2022.

Meanwhile, Ventimiglia has stated on the record that he knows how the series ultimately ends. Although he asserts that it will be “amazing,” the 41-year-old also disclosed “it is going to morph into something that we could not dream or imagine it could become.”

The fourth season of “This Is Us” premieres Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.