Bazinga! Today, CBS announced they’ve given a series order to the Big Bang Theory spinoff Young Sheldon.
From Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, the prequel follows “Sheldon Cooper at the age of 9, living with his family in East Texas and going to high school.” The cast includes Iain Armitage as Sheldon, Zoe Perry as Sheldon’s mother, Lance Barber, Raegan Revord, and Montana Jordan. Jim Parsons, who plays adult Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory, will narrate the sitcom.
Young Sheldon is slated to debut during the 2017-2018 season.
STUDIO CITY, Calif. – CBS today announced the series order of YOUNG SHELDON, a new half-hour, single-camera comedy for broadcast in the 2017-2018 season. Created by Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro, the series follows “The Big Bang Theory’s” Sheldon Cooper at the age of 9, living with his family in East Texas and going to high school.
Jon Favreau is directing/executive producing the first episode of the series, which stars Iain Armitage as 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper, as well as Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Raegan Revord and Montana Jordan.
Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak will serve as executive producers of the series, from Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Jim Parsons will also narrate the comedy as Adult Sheldon.
What do you think? Are you a fan of The Big Bang Theory? Will you watch Young Sheldon?