Big Bang Theory Fans Are Getting a Spinoff

'Young Sheldon' will follow Sheldon Cooper as a kid in Texas
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 14, 2017 10:41 AM CDT
A Big Bang Theory Prequel Is On the Way
Iain Armitage at the Los Angeles premiere of the HBO series 'Big Little Lies.'   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Ever wondered how Sheldon Cooper got to be so, um, quirky? You'll soon find out. CBS says a Big Bang Theory prequel will premiere during the 2017-18 TV season, centering on Jim Parsons' character as a 9-year-old going to high school in Texas. Iain Armitage of Big Little Lies will star as the future theoretical physicist in Young Sheldon, while Parsons will narrate, reports the Los Angeles Times. Zoe Perry and Lance Barber will reportedly play Sheldon's parents, reports the Hollywood Reporter. Production on the pilot, to be directed by Jon Favreau, will begin this month. (Read more TV shows stories.)

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