*”This Is Us” fans will be seeing much more of Lyric Ross in the upcoming third season.
The hit NBC drama has given her a promotion from recurring guest star to series regular, reports Variety.
Ross joined the series in Season 2 as Deja, the Pearson’s newest addition from the foster care system. Her previous TV credits include fellow NBC series “Chicago Fire” and the USA Network series “Sirens.”
She will also star in the upcoming film “Canal Street” alongside Mekhi Phifer.
Ross is the latest Season 2 cast member to be bumped up to series regular for the third season. Previously, Melanie Liburd, who plays Beth’s cousin Zoe, was also upped to regular status after first appearing in the Season 2 finale.
“This Is Us” Season 3 will return to NBC on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 9 p.m. E.T
In other “This is Us” news, at just 12 years old, Eris Baker (“Drunk History,’ “K.C. Undercover”) who stars on NBC’s “This Is Us,” has already received a SAG Award for her work on the series, as she and the cast recently won the 2018 SAG Award for “Best Ensemble in a Drama Series.”
The Los Angeles native plays Tess Pearson, the eldest daughter of Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and Beth Pearson (Susan Kelechi Watson) on the hit drama series, which has been nominated and won dozens of awards including: 11 Emmy nominations including the coveted Outstanding Drama Series (2017), 2017 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama (nomination), 2016 Critics’ Choice TV Award for Most Exciting New Series (won), and 2017 AFI Awards TV Program of the Year (won).
“This Is Us” debuted to record-breaking numbers, earning the series an immediate two-season renewal. When season two premiered last September, the story continued to follow the Pearson family as they dealt with the death of Randall’s biological father and the challenges of adoption. The finale left viewers with a Season 3 mystery to solve, offering a glimpse into the future of the Pearson family once again.
EUR/Electronic Urban Report caught up with little Ms. Baker to get the scoop on what’s to come for the Pearson family and how she’s proud that the “voice” of the series is helping to spread awareness and spark dialogue.
Read our exclusive conversation with Eris, HERE.