As if anything else would happen in a world where “The Big Bang Theory” is a behemoth of #Television and a milkable cash cow with bulging udders, the good people at US TV network CBS have officially given the go-ahead to “Young Sheldon,” a spinoff series from “Big Bang,” for a full series.
Lots confirmed about the show in the announcement
“Young Sheldon” will be a single camera series, so a little bit more artistic and modern than its predecessor, since that’s a decade-old show and the industry has changed greatly (and already had when that premiered, to be honest). The single camera format offers a lot more freedom to the creative team than the highly restricting multi-camera format of “The Big Bang Theory.”
The announcement from CBS did not specify how many episodes of “Young Sheldon” have been ordered, but it will premiere as early as this year, with the first season of the show continuing past later in 2017 to early in 2018. This should come as no surprise, but the “Big Bang” spinoff is expected to be a big hit for the network.
“Big Bang Theory” creators Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro are down as creators for “Young Sheldon,” meaning a fat paycheque for each of them, and it will follow a 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper living in East Texas with his family and attending high school at an early age. Jon Favreau, the director of the live-action remakes of “The Jungle Book” and “The Lion King,” is also jumping on the bandwagon for a slice of guaranteed cash, directing the pilot and executive producing the series, which will find a nice, hefty paycheque in his pocket every time the show so much as airs on television.
Jim Parsons will narrate the series
Original Sheldon Jim Parsons will narrate “Young Sheldon” as Adult Sheldon, while Iain Armitage is the little 9-year-old prodigy taking on the role of past Cooper. Joining him in the cast are actors Lance Barber, Montana Jordan, Zoe Perry, and Raegan Revord. Armitage can be seen currently in HBO’s “Big Little Lies” playing Shailene Woodley’s son.
Molaro, who is the showrunner for the mothership “Big Bang” beast, has written the script for the “Young Sheldon” pilot, which he will executive produce alongside Lorre, Favreau, Parsons, and a guy named Todd Spiewak. As for “The Big Bang Theory,” it’s currently on its tenth season and it’s still the biggest comedy on broadcast television, and apparently CBS are eyeing it for a two-season renewal. #Celebrities #Science