NBC has released two clips from tonight’s This Is Us where Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad will guest-star as the mother of Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson).
Carl Lumbly (Alias, Supergirl) will also appear as Beth’s father Abe and Rachel Naomi Hilson (Madam Secretary) and Akira Akbar( Grey’s Anatomy, Captain Marvel) will plays the younger versions of Beth.
All will appear in the Feb. 19 episode, titled “Our Little Island Girl,” which will delve into the backstory of Susan Kelechi Watson’s character, Beth.
This Is Us is a refreshingly honest and provocative series that follows a unique ensemble whose paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways. We find several of them share the same birthday, and so much more than anyone would expect. This Is Us is a smart, modern series that will challenge your everyday presumptions about the people you think you know.
The Dan Fogelman-created seres stars Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Chris Sullivan and Susan Kelechi Watson.
Dan Fogelman serves as writer and executive producer with Don Todd. Jess Rosenthal, Charlie Gogolak and directors Ken Olin, John Requa, and Glenn Ficarra also executive produce. This Is Us is produced by 20th Century Fox Television.