The Big Bang Theory prequel spinoff “Young Sheldon” is coming
Set to debut in the 2017-2018 season, Young Sheldon will focus on The Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper as a 9-year-old attending high school in East Texas.
Iain Armitage will play Sheldon Cooper, with Jim Parsons set to return as the adult Sheldon narrator.
Jon Favreau is signed on to direct and executive produce the pilot episode.
The Big Bang Theory is still the highest rated comedy on TV but it’s in its 10th season and is becoming quite expensive.
It was recently renewed for 2 more seasons, with the main cast reportedly making $900,000 per episode.
There is a long history of successful sitcoms being spun-off into other series’ with varied results. For every Frasier there’s a Joey.
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