The Big Bang Theory spinoff gets ordered to series for CBS’ 2017-2018 lineup. This piece of good news means Sheldon Cooper’s fan base will witness the physicist’s journey as a high school student. Moreover, the pilot episode will be under the direction of Lion King’s Jon Favreau.
The Big Bang Theory Spinoff Officially A Series
Have you ever wondered what high school was like for Sheldon Cooper? Wonder no more because CBS formally ordered the prequel spinoff to series. This means the physicist’s awkward childhood in Texas will finally air on television.
TVLine reports that the lead and supporting cast for the Young Sheldon series are complete and more or less, ready to start acting for the cameras. The outlet notes that Iain Armitage will take on the role of the nine-year-old Sheldon. Meanwhile, Laurie Metcalfe’s real-life daughter, Zoe Perry will be Sheldon’s mom., Mary.
In addition to the mother and son tandem, the outlet notes that Lance Barber, Raegan Revord, and Montana Jordan complete the Cooper family. According to the source, The Big Bang Theory lead star Jim Parsons will narrate the offshoot of the spinoff series.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 13, 2017
More Details About The Young Sheldon Series
Deadline reports that Iron Man’s Jon Favreau is also going to be part of the series. The latter report notes that Favreau will direct and executive produce Young Sheldon’s pilot episode.
With regard to the spinoff’s timeslot, the publication reports that according to CBS’ CEO Leslie Moonves, the Young Sheldon series will “likely air behind The Big Bang Theory’s next season. The outlet notes that The Big Bang Theory viewers had a glimpse of what Sheldon’s childhood was like from previous episodes.
Moreover, the appearances of Metcalfe in the comedy sitcom also features the kind of relationship Sheldon had with his mother. However, there are still tidbits about the familial relationships that fans are intrigued to find out which the Young Sheldon series can shed some light on.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 14, 2017
The source notes that apart from Parsons being the narrator of the show’s premiere episode, he will also be working behind the scene. The Hidden Figures actor serves as an executive producer of the series. The comedian shares this role with the other TBBT executive producers Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, and Todd Spiewak.
Details of the Young Sheldon series’ exact release date remain scarce. However, with almost everything in place, we can probably expect the cameras to start rolling for this spinoff series. What can you say about The Big Bang Theory spinoff series? Share your thoughts with us!