The much-talked-about "The Big Bang Theory" spinoff based on the life of a young Sheldon Cooper has been finally given an official order by CBS. What is more, the elder Sheldon Cooper (played by Jim Parsons) will be present in the spinoff as he will serve as the narrator as well as the executive producer.
CBS has given the official nod to "The Big Bang Theory" spinoff that will be based on the life of a young Sheldon Cooper, Variety claimed. It is going to be a half-hour, single-camera series and the premiere has been planned in the 2017-2018 season. As of now, the number of episodes has not been specified but creators Chuck Lorre and Steven Moralo will be overseeing the "The Big Bang Theory" spinoff.
The first episode of the show will be directed by Jon Favreau and it will have Iain Armitage of "Big Little Lies" fame essaying the child Sheldon Cooper. Zoe Perry will be playing his mother and the story will revolve around this child prodigy, who lives in East Texas with his conservative family. According to Entertainment Weekly, Lance Barner, Raegan Revord and Montana Jordan will be also seen on "The Big Bang Theory" spinoff.
Not only this, Jim Parsons the adult Sheldon Cooper on the original show, will narrate the story of his childhood in "The Big Bang Theory" spinoff. He will also act as the executive producer of the show as well along with Molaro, Lorre and Todd Spiewak. The pilot script has been already written by Molaro. Notably, "The Big Bang Theory" spinoff has been in the news for months.
It was rumored that "The Big Bang Theory" spinoff will take the place of the original as the latter is still to receive a renewal for further seasons. Well, this is yet to be confirmed but what has been confirmed is that the young Sheldon spinoff will be on air in the coming times.