CBS puts "Big Bang Theory" prequel on fast track for series

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CBS puts "Big Bang Theory" prequel on fast track for series

Zoe Perry will play his mother, which is appropriate since Perry's real-life mother Laurie Metcalf now plays Sheldon's mom on The Big Bang Theory.

No official release date has been announced for Young Sheldon, but the series is expected to premiere behind the next season of The Big Bang Theory. "Iron Man" director Jon Favreau will direct the first episode.

Sheldon is arguably the most popular character in "The Big Bang Theory" to which Jim Parsons the actor who played the role won an Emmy award.

After 10 seasons, CBS took some time before renewing the sitcom.

"Young Sheldon" will feature the voice the of Jim Parsons in the pilot.

Zoe Perry ("Private Practice", "The Family") will play Sheldon's mother Mary. "Big Bang" creator Chuck Lorre will serve as executive producer alongside Parsons, his partner, producer Todd Spiewak, and another "Big Bang" alum. The show is to be created by current Big Bang Theory showrunners Steven Molaro and Chuck Lorre, and will follow the life of young Sheldon at the age of 9. As we previously reported, eight-year-old Iain Armitage will star as the young genius. In the original series, Laurie Metcalf portrays this character.

As for whether or not Young Sheldon is a series we need, that is a subject for an entirely different debate.

Big Bang theory stars are now in the process of negotiating contracts for the new series. Not because of his acting ability (the kid is genuinely pretty good) but more because he's only NINE years old!

Young Sheldon, while being a spinoff of the Big Bang Theory, includes a number of veterans from the original show. The spin-off is likely to come somewhere during 2017-2018. According to rumors, a new two-year deal is being drafted, suggesting The Big Bang Theory will continue for two more years before the final season.