Fans of CBS’s The Big Bang Theory have been eagerly awaiting news on the spin-off series, based on Sheldon Cooper called Young Sheldon. Now, we finally have some new images released by CBS for the new program along with a trailer.
According to Variety, the official synopsis for Young Sheldon is below.
“For 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper, it isn’t easy growing up in East Texas. Being a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science isn’t always helpful in a land where church and football are king. And while the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naive Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him. The Big Bang Theory‘s multiple Emmy Award winner Jim Parsons narrates as Adult Sheldon. This single-camera, half-hour comedy gives us the chance to meet Sheldon in childhood, as he embarks on his innocent, awkward and hopeful journey toward the man he will become.”
In the press release by CBS, it was revealed Young Sheldon will delve into Sheldon’s young life as he is “misunderstood by his family, classmates and neighbors.” The show will look at Sheldon’s relationship with his parents and how they shaped him to become the character fans know and love from The Big Bang Theory.
Metro provided new images from the upcoming show. They revealed that young Sheldon will be set in 1989 and the images show Iain Armitage donned in a buttoned-up shirt, bow-tie, and carrying a brief-case as he arrives at school. Already, viewers can see the resemblance between the younger version of Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory. Fans of HBO’s Big Little Lies will also recognise Iain Armitage as Jane’s son, Ziggy.
Plus, if you ever wondered if Sheldon has always had an obsession for trains, a new image for Young Sheldon reveals that, yes, he always has.
For fans wanting to know if Sheldon Cooper’s mother will still be played by Laurie Metcalf, the latest images from Young Sheldon reveal Zoe Perry as the younger version of Sheldon’s mother.
You can view the trailer for Young Sheldon below. It runs for five minutes and starts with the catch phrase: “Every legend has a beginning.” Adult Sheldon is then seen asking for “flashback sounds” before the younger version of himself is revealed. Sheldon explains, via his narrative of Young Sheldon, that, had he not become a theoretical physicist, he had a back-up career already to go, that of “ticket collector.” If that also failed, he would have also settled on “hobo.”
The trailer also explores Sheldon’s family dynamics. Over a family meal, his older brother suggests Sheldon is adopted. Sheldon replies with,”How can I be adopted when I have a twin sister? Think monkey, think.” This is also the year when Sheldon jumps a grade to join his older brother in the ninth grade, something his twin sister is very pleased about.
Young Sheldon will air a special premiere edition after The Big Bang Theory airs on CBS on Monday, September 25. It will then move to Thursday nights at 8.30 p.m. from November 2.
You can view the latest images from The Big Bang Theory spin-off, Young Sheldon, below.
First Look At The ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Sheldon Cooper Spin-Off Coming To CBS
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Iain Armitage stars as Sheldon Cooper [Image by Robert Voets/CBS]
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Iain Armitage as Sheldon Cooper and Zoe Perry as his mother [Image by Robert Voets/CBS]
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Iain Armitage stars as a young Sheldon Cooper in CBS’s ‘Young Sheldon’ [Image by Robert Voets/CBS]
Chuck Lorre and Steve Molaro created the series and executive produce along with Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak for Warner Bros. Television. Jon Favreau directed the pilot. Young Sheldon stars Iain Armitage as Sheldon, Zoe Perry as Mary, Lance Barber as George Sr., Raegan Revord as Missy and Montana Jordan as Georgie Jr. Jim Parsons will narrate Young Sheldon as the adult Sheldon we already know and love from The Big Bang Theory.
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Young Sheldon will air on CBS on Thursday nights at 8.30 p.m. starting November 2, 2017.
[Featured Image by Robert Voets/CBS]