The team behind This Is Us is squashing a rumor about Malik (Asante Blackk) and Deja (Lyric Ross).
Ahead of the Season 4 premiere, creator Dan Fogelman revealed that the new characters added to the show will be of importance to the main storyline of the Pearsons. “I think obviously these new characters are framed as characters who are going to have massive impacts on our main families’ lives,” he said. “It’s fair to say they’re massive parts of this season.”
Because of their importance, fans have come up with theories about how the characters figure into the Pearsons’ lives. One theory that gained traction was that Malik is related to Deja. The obvious issue with this theory is that Malik and Deja are in a relationship. Thankfully, the show’s writers took to their official Twitter account to shoot down that theory.
“There is an odd theory going around that Deja and Malik are related. We can put that to bed now. Those two are not related,” they wrote. “Please continue to theorize, we love them. But that particular theory is a rail we will never touch.”
There is an odd theory going around that Deja and Malik are related. We can put that to bed now. Those two are not related.
Please continue to theorize, we love them. But that particular theory is a rail we will never touch.
Happy viewing! #ThisIsUs
— ThisIsUsWriters (@ThisIsUsWriters) November 13, 2019
If you’ve been holding your breath that family ties might exist between the young couple, hopefully, you can breathe a sigh of relief now.
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