"The Big Bang Theory" spin-off titled "Little Sheldon" is now becoming a reality. As per Jim Parsons, the actor who plays the genius physicist in the show, he is an amazing child. Iain Armitage was chosen because of his resemblance to the lead character Dr. Sheldon Cooper.
Armitage is currently working with Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley in "Big Little Lies." The 8-year-old actor plays the role of Woodley's character's son according to Today.
The spin-off will focus on the life of Dr. Cooper when he was only 9-years-old living with his family in Texas attending high school. He has a very right-wing family that is not used to having a prodigy in their midst. CBS CEO Leslie Moonves said as reported by Fuse, they have a terrific actor in Armitage and a terrific script. Jim Parsons who is also one of the executive producers will narrate the show about his young life. Showrunner Steve Molaro and Chuck Lorre are co-producing with Parsons.
Jim Parsons' role in "The Big Bang Theory" has earned him four Emmys for Best Actor in a Comedy since the show started in 2007. His performance on the show also got the critics' praise at the Golden Globes awards and two others.
"The Big Bang Theory" which is one of the longest-running comedy shows on television has also made its major actors TV's top earners. Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Jim Parsons and Kunal Nayyar are all receiving $1 million per episode. Recently, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch got salary increases with portions of the five actors' salaries allocated to the two actresses.
The show is currently running and this early, the two-season renewal has already been negotiated. "The Big Bang Theory" spin-off "Little Sheldon" has no release date yet but probably it will air between 2017-2018 TV seasons.