Sunday 27 May 2018

Big Bang Theory spin-off focuses on Sheldon Cooper's childhood

By Julia Hunt

Young Sheldon is living with his family in Texas and attending high school.

The Big Bang Theory is getting a spin-off about genius Sheldon Cooper’s early years.

Young Sheldon will be set during the childhood of Jim Parsons’s socially awkward character in the original series.

The precocious nine-year-old Sheldon is living with his family in Texas and attending high school.

Actor Iain Armitage, who has appeared on Steve Harvey’s Big Shots and in the Nicole Kidman-Reese Witherspoon mini series Big Little Lies, will take the lead.

Jim, as the adult Sheldon, will be the narrator.

Film-maker Jon Favreau is directing the first episode.

The Big Bang Theory premiered in 2007 and 10 series have aired so far.

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