Sheldon Spin-Off Series
This week, we not only learned new tidbits of information about The Big Bang Theory renewal but also what to expect from the Sheldon spin-off series. Fans have been eagerly waiting, and finally, there is some new information to get excited about. Here’s what the CBS CEO, Les Moonves, had to say about the TBBT prequel.
Les Moonves recently spoke to investors at a meeting. He told the room that TBBT negotiations are “on the two-yard line” away from a Season 11 and 12 renewal. That’s super exciting news for The Big Bang Theory fans, but there is even more, to be happy about.
Moonves confirmed that there will in fact be a Sheldon spin-off series, and that the young Sheldon has been cast. Moonves said, “Picture him as a 10-year-old boy growing up in Texas with a very right-wing family, not used to this 10-year-old genius living in their midst. It’s a terrific script and we have a terrific little kid.”
Of course, we know that Iain Armitage has been reportedly cast as the young Sheldon. Iain is a child genius in his own right. At just 3-years-old he began filming theater critiques for Youtube. He’s even interviewed Broadway stars on the Tony’s red carpet.
Keep It In The Family
It has also been reported that Zoe Perry will play Iain Armitage’s onscreen mother. This is a great update, and fans love that Zoe Perry’s mother, Laurie Metcalf, plays Sheldon’s mother in the main series. This truly keeps continuity and flow between the two shows. Moonves did not confirm either Perry or Armitage’s castings.
What’s Next For CBS
Moonves also explained that the network plans to pick up multiple new shows alongside the Sheldon spin-off series. He also talked to Stephen Colbert about how the present political climate has shaped people’s viewing needs. He said, “People want to see social commentary at the end of the night…They don’t want to see fun and games.”