CBS Orders ‘Young Sheldon’ Spinoff Series
CBS has officially ordered a new series that will spin from The Big Bang Theory. The show, Young Sheldon, will also be a half-hour cam, but they’ve yet to announce how many episodes might be in the first season of the 2017-2018 series.
The show also comes from Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro. It will follow Sheldon Cooper at the age of 9 as he struggles to deal with his genius while living with his Christian family in East Texas as a young high school student.
Jon Favreau, the director of Iron Man and Jungle Book is set to direct the pilot episode and will also executive produce the show.
“Big Little Lies” Star As Young Sheldon
“Jon Favreau is directing and executive producing the first episode of the series, which stars Iain Armitage as 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper — played by Jim Parsons on “Big Bang” — as well as Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Raegan Revord and Montana Jordan. Armitage is a triple-threat, starring on HBO’s “Big Little Lies” as Shailene Woodley’s on-screen son, while Jordan will make his acting debut opposite Josh Brolin in upcoming indie “The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter.”
“The cast was rumored to be set earlier in March. “Big Bang” showrunner Molaro wrote the pilot script. Lorre, Molaro, Parsons and Todd Spiewak will serve as executive producers of the series, from Chuck Lorre Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. Parsons will also narrate the comedy as Adult Sheldon.”
Big Bang Enters Tenth Season On CBS
As The Big Bang Theory enters it’s tenth season, it’s likely that the new show will have several references to “Old Sheldon” based on the various jokes he’s already made about growing up in East Texas.
The Big Bang Theory is still the biggest comedy for CBS and it has just renewed for two more seasons.
Are you excited to see what’s next for Young Sheldon?