It’s time to meet Nicky Pearson on This Is Us. The NBC drama has added Will & Graceand I’m Dying Up Here veteran Michael Angarano to the cast of season three as Nicky, brother to Milo Ventimiglia‘s Jack Pearson.
Both Jack and Nicky were in Vietnam together and season three is poised to focus on Jack’s past, specifically his time fighting in the war. The news was announced at This Is Us‘ FYC Emmys panel on Monday, Aug. 13.
“I am beyond grateful and very excited to be part of this show,” Angarano tweeted. “My grandmother even told her dentist.”
Angarano appeared alongside another famous NBC Jack, Sean Hayes‘ character on Will & Grace, where he played Elliot, Jack’s son. Angarano appeared in the both the original series and the revival season in 2017. His other credits include Mom, The Knick, Sky High and 24.
For the Vietnam-set storyline, This Is Us tapped writer Tim O’Brien to consult and pen episodes alongside series creator Dan Fogelman.
The new season will continue to jump around in time and break some rules, executive producers Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker said at the 2018 Television Critics Association press tour.
Look for changes in episode structure this year.