Almost everyone knows about these geeks: Leonard, Sheldon, Howard and Raj. They are the main casts of The Big Bang Theory. Right now, there is no certainty that the TV series might continue after Season 10, but actor Kunal Nayyar hints on the possibility of a movie version.
During the Sunday MCM Comic Con in London, Kunal Nayyar, who plays the Indian Raj Koothrappali, was asked if he thinks is would be possible for Big Bang Theory to move to the silver screen.
“It is a very difficult format to do for a movie because we shoot in front of a live studio audience with four cameras. So unless the movie was a two and half hour sitcom version of The Big Bang Theory, I don’t think we could ever actually do a movie. We could do it on stage. I tell you what, we’ll come here and we’ll recreate the movie of The Big Bang Theory for you guys next year.”
Kunal Nayyar is actually right. The format of Big Bang Theory, the series, was a plain sitcom set with a live audience. Unless it was expanded for a script that would last for two hours, it would be a little hard to recreate.
However, there have already been many TV shows in the past that had successfully transitioned into film including The Simpsons, Hannah Montana: The Movie, Sex and The City, Veronica Mars and Entourage.
To see if the show could actually be converted into a film, here’s the original synopsis.
“Leonard and Sheldon are brilliant physicists – geniuses in the laboratory, but socially challenged everywhere else. Enter beautiful, street-smart neighbor, Penny, who aims to teach them a thing or two about life. Despite their on-again, off-again relationship in the past, Leonard believes he’s found true love with Penny. Even Sheldon has found a female companion, entering into a “Relationship Agreement” with neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler. In their free time, Leonard and Sheldon continue to enjoy frequent trips to the comic book store and fantasy role-playing games with their ever-expanding universe of friends, including fellow scientists Koothrappali, Wolowitz and Wolowitz’s adorable microbiologist wife, Bernadette.”
Now that the story has been directed from the group of nerds having this hot, blonde neighbor, to becoming world-renowned scientists and marrying the girls of their dreams, Big Bang Theory seemed to be hitting that “happily ever after” stage.
Though the fans have moved on from Penny cutting her hair, Season 10 might be the final season of the beloved show.
During the Comic Con in London, Nayyar clearly added that Big Bang Theory Season 10 “could be the last season of ‘Big Bang Theory.'”
“To be completely honest, I know people are gonna want to know what happens after season 10. I don’t know what’s going to happen.”
Even co-star Melissa Rauch, who plays Howard Wolowitz’s wife Bernadette Rostenkowski, is a little lost when it comes to confirming the longevity of the series.
“I don’t know. I’d love to. We’ll see,” said Rauch.
Nayyar added a tiny bit of hope to the fans saying, “If it were up to me, personally, I would love to do the show as long as you guys would have us on the air.”
This is not the first time talks about the “final season” of The Big Bang Theory has circulated. Back in 2015, showrunner Steve Molaro also said that Season 10 might be the final stage for The Big Bang Theory.
“I think so. I can’t speak to the future or on behalf of the cast or where we’ll be then but it’s certainly possible that it could go past that. The reality is that maybe season 10 is the ending point. The real answer is I don’t know and all I can do right now is go episode to episode and try to make each one the best that we can. There’s still so many episodes to go. Even if hypothetically season 10 was the end, I wouldn’t be focusing on that yet. That seems like something that would be dealt with way down the line.”
The Big Bang Theory airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. on CBS this fall.
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