The television broadcasting company- CBS has some huge news for fans of “Big Bang Theory”. One of the most popular comedies on television is officially getting a spin-off.
CBS has confirmed on Monday that it has ordered a Big Bang Theory prequel series centering a nine-year-old Sheldon Cooper. He is portrayed by Jim Parsons in the flagship series.
The show is named “Young Sheldon,” and it follows a 9-year-old version of the genius character as he attends high school in east Texas.
The half-hour comedy stars Iain Armitage in the title role. He is currently appearing in HBO’s “Big Little Lies.” It is set to premiere in the 2017-18 TV season.
Jim Parsons will narrate the series, which unlike its laugh-track loaded predecessor. It will be shot in the single-camera format.
Also, Zoe Perry will play Sheldon’s mother, a role portrayed by Perry’s real-life mother, Laurie Metcalf, on Big Bang Theory.
It seems like CBS is very close to renewing Big Bang for two more seasons. The contract negotiations have been held up as co-stars Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik seek raises. A renewal would take the popular comedy into its 11th and 12th seasons.
“Big Bang Theory” drew 15.8 million viewers during its Season 10 premiere.