The TV show “The Big Bang Theory” will soon see a spinoff of Jim Parsons’ character Sheldon, as CBS prepares for a 2017-2018 viewing season premiere of a younger version of the character “Sheldon Cooper” – a 9-year-old living with his family in Texas. Parsons, who was originally unsure of the popularity of such a storyline, has since agreed to work on the project and made the formal announcement on the Today Show this past week.
‘Big Bang Theory’ Spinoff Features Young Sheldon Cooper Growing Up in Texas
In an interview with NBC’s Today Show, Parsons indicated that the spinoff was officially a go and will feature “Young Sheldon” based on the decade of material that has already been developed via “The Big Bang Theory.” Each episode will focus on the character’s experiences and will be narrated by Parsons, himself born and raised in Houston, Texas.
The 9-year-old version of the Cooper character will be played by Iain Armitage, who you may recognize from the HBO series “Big Little Lies” in the role of the son of Shailene Woodley’s character. The spinoff will focus on Armitage filling the role of the young prodigy as he attends a Texas high school. Parsons will not only narrate the episodes but will also serve as one of the executive producers. Whether Armitage will be wearing a Flash T-shirt and saying, “Bazinga!” remains to be seen.