There’s more ‘Big Bang Theory’ on the way! A spinoff centered around a young Sheldon Cooper is reportedly in the works. The series will focus on Sheldon at just 12 years old. Get all the details on the series here!
The Big Bang Theory’s reign on CBS is about to get even bigger. A spinoff series titled Sheldon is in the works at CBS, our sister site Deadline reports. The show will be a prequel and a single-camera family comedy focused on Sheldon at the age of 12. The project doesn’t have a script yet, but the show is already getting a pilot order. Given CBS’ success with The Big Bang Theory, the spinoff will likely be picked up to series.
Jim Parsons, 43, is currently in his 10th season of The Big Bang Theory playing Sheldon Cooper. Jim has won four Primetime Emmys playing the neurotic genius. Jim and co-stars Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco currently make about $1 million per episode.
The show continues to be the highest rated comedy on TV. The Big Bang Theory recently celebrated its 200th episode and is still going strong.
The Big Bang Theory has hinted at Sheldon’s childhood in Texas over the years. Sheldon’s mother, Mary Cooper (played by Laurie Metcalf), has appeared on the show. Laurie received an Emmy nomination for her recurring role. Will she reprise her role on the spinoff?
If the show does start when Sheldon was 12, it will take place while he’s in college. Sheldon entered college at the age of 11 and graduated when he was just 14. The Sheldon spinoff already sounds like a hit to us!
HollywoodLifers, do you think there should be a Sheldon spinoff? Who do you think should play young Sheldon? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!