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Entertainment This Is Us star says next season may "reflect" Black Lives Matter

23:41  30 june  2020
23:41  30 june  2020 Source:   digitalspy.com

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Sterling K. Brown looking at the camera: This Is Us star Sterling K Brown explains that season 5 of the show may © Matt Winkelmeyer / Staff - Getty Images This Is Us star Sterling K Brown explains that season 5 of the show may "reflect" Black Lives Matter and coronavirus pandemic.

This Is Us is a show that doesn't shy away from dealing with real-life issues, receiving plenty of critical acclaim for doing so.

It has dealt with race before, with its multiracial family and Randall Pearson in particular. He has encountered micro-aggressions across his entire life and on his journey to becoming an elected politician.

When speaking to TVLine, Randall actor Sterling K Brown was asked if he thinks the show will use its characters to explore the current worldwide conversation about Black Lives Matter, systemic racism, police brutality and more.

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In response, the actor stated: "I can say this. I've had conversations with Dan [Fogelman, showrunner] and the writers from our show, and I know that the world is necessarily going to impact the world of the Pearsons, right?

Sterling K. Brown looking at the camera: Sterling K Brown © Matt Winkelmeyer / Staff - Getty Images Sterling K Brown

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"He doesn't want us to be too specific with regards to what we'll be seeing in season 5. There's thoughts that were percolating in the writers' room with regards to how and if to address the pandemic, right?

"And then over the past month/five weeks, there's been, you know, since Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor and then George Floyd and others who went out before, right, there's now like, 'How do we address this, too?'

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"And so they’re still — not knowing when we'll be going back [into production] — wanting to reserve this space to say, 'What else is there that's going to be transpiring in our world that we also may want to incorporate into our show?' So I know that everyone is paying attention, and that our intention is to reflect the world in which we live."

Sterling K. Brown, Susan Kelechi Watson, Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Chris Sullivan posing for the camera: Sterling K Brown, Susan Kelechi Watson, Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Chris Sullivan, This is Us, Season 2 © Maarten de Boer - NBC Universal Sterling K Brown, Susan Kelechi Watson, Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Chris Sullivan, This is Us, Season 2

He added: "I don't think our show is, say, The Good Fight in the way that [that show] directly takes on the trouble that happened. It is in the world, but our universe is our own, as well.

"So, it gives us the freedom to say what things do we want to lean into and what things do we not want to."

It's not the first time Brown has teased about what could happen in season 5, recently speaking about certain characters that he thinks should get more of a backstory.

Premier League clubs re-start with "Black Lives Matter" lettering instead of player name

 Premier League clubs re-start with The Premier League wants to set a signal against racism when it starts again next Wednesday. Instead of the player names, "Black Lives Matter" lettering should be placed on the jerseys of the individual clubs. As several British media reports, it is planned to replace the player names on the jerseys with the words "Black Lives Matter". All PL clubs are said to have agreed on this at a conference on Thursday.

This is Us airs on NBC in the US, and on Amazon Prime Video in the UK.

For more information on how you can support Black Lives Matter, please visit its official website or donate here. Readers can also donate to the UK anti-discrimination group Stand Up To Racism, and the Unite Families & Friends Campaign, which supports those affected by deaths in police, prison and psychiatric custody.

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Netflix has created its own Black Lives Matter playlist to highlight "powerful and complex narratives" .
These movies, TV shows and documentaries can help educate, inform, and inspire“When we say ‘Black Lives Matter,’ we also mean ‘Black storytelling matters,’” the streaming service said on Twitter. “With an understanding that our commitment to true, systemic change will take time – we're starting by highlighting powerful and complex narratives about the Black experience.

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