This Is Us has a knack for getting some impressive guest stars. From Sylvester Stallone to Kate Burton, to the Emmy-Award winning Gerald McRaney, they always know just who to bring on to add that extra level of heart and story to the already moving drama series. Well, now they’re bringing a touch of politics into the mix with the addition of Daredevil’s Rob Morgan for a recurring role in season 3.
Morgan will be playing a character named Solomon Brown, “a city councilman who oversees the district where Randall’s late birth father William lived. He’s smart and charming, a family man and regular churchgoer. He knows how to play the game and do what it takes to succeed.” according to The Hollywood Reporter who first reported the news.
[row]”Someone starts entering the world of local politics. It’s nothing big and national — nothing Republican vs. Democrat or left vs. right — but we’re going to dive into some community hot political waters with a surprising character,” Fogelman told THR. [/row]
While Fogelman didn’t confirm which Pearson would be involved in the storyline, it seems highly likely that Randall or Beth will be orbiting around Soloman Brown, for not only their connection to William but because of William’s old apartment building that they bought last season with plans to renovate.
Morgan appeared throughout seasons 1 and 2 of Netflix’s Daredevil, and also had guest spots on other Defenders series such as Jessica Jones and The Punisher. He also had a recurring guest role on Stranger Things and is expected to appear in some of season 3. Brown also starred in Netflix’s Mudbound, which was nominated for four Academy Awards this past year.
We sure hope that Solomon Brown and Randall Pearson have some scenes together in season 3 because we would love to see these two talented actors working off each other! What do you think about the addition of Rob Morgan to the cast? Are you excited to see a more political storyline? Let us know!
This Is Us returns for Season 3 on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 9/8c on NBC.
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