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Star World to premiere ‘This Is Us’ on 14 Aug

MUMBAI: Star World will premiere acclaimed Emmy nominated family drama series ‘This Is Us’ on 14 August at 9 pm.

The sentimental family TV show revolves around the story of a family whose three same-aged siblings struggle in unique ways through their lives.

Created and written by Dan Fogelman of Ryan Gosling-Steve Carrell-Emma Stone starrer ‘Crazy Stupid Love’, animated movies ‘Tangled’, ‘Cars’ and ‘Bolt’ and Matthew Perry-Zac Effron starrer ‘17 Again’, the show stars a stellar ensemble cast comprising Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Emmy award winner Sterling K Brown, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley.

The series has received high praise for its directing, story-writing as well as acting from critics, audiences and industry veterans alike. The beautifully crafted series by Fogelman was hailed as the best series of 2016 with Washington Post calling it a ‘comfortably gooey indulgence’ while the New York Times reviewed it as ‘a series that works its way efficiently through an economy-size box of tissues with cleverly turned dialogue and well-inhabited performances.’

The series went on to receive nominations for Best Television Series – Drama at the 74th Golden Globe Awards and Best Drama Series at the 7th Critics’ Choice Awards, as well as being chosen as a Top Television Program by the American Film Institute. It has also received an impressive 10 nominations at the Primetime Emmy Awards, including the coveted Outstanding Drama Series.

A real tear-jerker, ‘This Is Us’ delves into real life issues such as insecurities, self-doubt, self-esteem issues and other inhibitions that the characters go through in their personal lives, how they focus on their weaknesses eventually overcoming them to realise their strengths. This realistic portrayal of modern day complex relationships and individuality on the series makes it relatable to audiences around the world.

With a huge plot-twist in the first episode itself, the narratives run between the past and the present and celebrates the ordinary rhythms of life ranging from feelings of joy, sadness, hurt, anger, betrayal and more within the horizon of family ties.

The response that the show received over the course of its first season helped it make its way into Star World’s property ‘Star World Recommends’ which showcases some of the most spectacular, critically acclaimed and popular shows that the channel recommends its viewers to watch.