This kind of is usually Us has cast Jack’s younger brother.
Michael Angarano will join the ensemble of NBC’s family drama in season three playing the coveted role of Nicky, the idea was revealed Monday night at the This kind of is usually Us FYC Emmy event. Angarano, 30, recently starred in Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here along with also most famously played Jack’s son, Elliott, on Will & Grace. He will recur on the series.
The character of Nicky has been shrouded in mystery, save for a few select season two moments. Though Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) has rarely spoken about Nicky or his relationship with his brother, he was first introduced from the season two episode, “Brothers,” as a bespectacled young boy. from the same hour, an older Nicky is usually seen in an old wartime photo with Jack via their Vietnam days. the idea wasn’t until the finale, “the automobile,” where Jack revealed which Nicky died from the Vietnam War, opening up just a little about his relationship with his brother to his young sons.
Before the panel, Ventimiglia revealed to ET’s Keltie Knight which he had met Angarano earlier which day for a download session on Jack along with also Nicky’s family backstory.
“I had breakfast with him This kind of morning. I gave him some family history,” the 41-year-old actor said on the red carpet. “He is usually a fiercely talented actor along with also I’ve known him for a very long time, so we’re excited to have him.”
Just last week, This kind of is usually Us co-showrunners Isaac Aptaker along with also Elizabeth Berger were coy about the arrival of Nicky when asked about how big of a role the character could be playing from the brand-new season.
“I can’t tell you who we’ve cast just yet,” Aptaker said. “We are going to be spending a lot of time in Vietnam. We’ve hired [Vietnam War veteran] Tim O’Brien, who is usually a novelist, to come consult in our writers’ room. We truly wanted him in there to truly get the story right.”
“the idea’s exciting for us. There’s something very freeing about being past the mystery of Jack’s death along with also moving into This kind of brand-new chapter along with also getting to tell a whole completely different kind of story,” Berger added. “the idea’s different than anything any of our writers have done from the first two seasons. To be, all of a sudden, immersed from the Vietnam War is usually very special along with also different.”
This kind of is usually Us returns Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.