Big Bang Theory gets spin-off about Sheldon’s early years

CBS has confirmed it has given the green light to an upcoming Big Bang Theory spin-off show, titled Young Sheldon.

Young Sheldon will focus on the childhood of much-loved character Sheldon Cooper, who is played in the original show by Jim Parsons.

The nine-year-old Sheldon will be played by Iain Armitage, who currently stars in HBO’s Big Little Lies.

According to reports, the show will hit our screens either later this year or next year.

Its pilot episode will be helmed by Iron Man director Jon Favreau.

Young Sheldon will also star Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Raegan Revord and Montana Jordan.

Jim Parsons will narrate as adult Sheldon, as well as serving as an executive producer on the show.

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