One of This Is Us' breakout stars from Season 2 is set to have even more to do when Season 3 premieres. And we know this thanks to a very crucial bit of information concerning the actress' status with the acclaimed drama. Lyric Ross, who portrays Randall and Beth Pearson's foster daughter Deja, has had her status on the show enhanced. Ross has been bumped up to a series regular for the show's upcoming third season.
The news surrounding Lyric Ross' newfound status, per TVLine, indicates that Deja will experience even more emotional moments in Season 3. When she made her debut in This Is Us Season 2, Ross starred on the series in a recurring capacity. While she was a huge part of Season 2, Ross' new place as a series regular hints that Deja's role on the series' will be more expansive in Season 3.
While this latest bit of news makes it pretty clear that Deja is set to take an even more high-profile role on This Is Us, it makes you wonder about her potential involvement in the flash-forward storyline. There is a lot of speculation that Deja is the "her" that Randall and his adult daughter Tess were going to visit in the Season 2 finale. It is feasible that Season 3 will shed further light on the potential of that possibility.
This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman recently revealed that the mystery surrounding the flash forward sequence would not go on for multiple seasons, hinting that there will be answers given over the course of Season 3. Deja's portrayer being upped to a series regular in Season 3 certainly adds to the potential that she could have a role in that future-set story. Whether or not the flash-forward storyline involves Deja being revealed as "her," this bit of news certainly does not rule out the possibility she could play a role in the future.
It certainly adds to the belief Deja will play a significant role as a part of the Pearson family moving forward. With the showrunners ready to spread their wings a bit more with the mystery of Jack's death settled, Season 3 is getting ready to take flight on other stories. This latest update regarding the cast comes as This Is Us has been super busy making some casting announcements ahead of Season 3. Fans have less than a month to go before the new season begins!
The third season of This Is Us will premiere Tuesday, September 25 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. Check out the new shows still set to arrive this summer with CinemaBlend's summer premiere guide. For new television that will premiere alongside This Is Us this fall, check out CinemaBlend's guide to TV's fall premieres.