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‘Big Bang Theory’ Update: Spinoff Officially Ordered; Fans To Meet ‘Young Sheldon’

Travelers Today       By    Sweet Diana Dawn Paller

Updated: Mar 18, 2017 05:50 AM EDT

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One of the popular CBS sitcoms, "Big Bang Theory" will finally have its spinoff that was officially ordered by CBS. Viewers will get to meet the "Young Sheldon" that is set to premiere on 2017-2018 season. However, as of this time, there is no official number of episodes yet that was revealed by the network.

This popular series was created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro which will center on a nine-year-old Sheldon Cooper. He is living with his family somewhere in East Texas and is apparently going to his high school. Further, the spinoff will also be directed by Jon Favreau and at the same time, he will also produce the first episode of the series, Variety reported.

The first episode will feature Iain Armitage, being the 9-year old Sheldon Cooper, who is known to be played by Jim Parsons in the "Big Bang Theory." Alongside Armitage are Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Raegan Revord, and Montana Jordan.

The showrunner of the spinoff also wrote the script for the first episode. Together with Molaro, the series executive producers will be Lorre, Parsons, and Todd Spiewalk, from the Chuck Lorre Productions and in association with Warner Bros. Television.

As per Today, Parsons will also do the narration being the adult Sheldon in the new show. At first, he was reluctant of enhancing a "Big Bang Theory" spinoff but later on, he saw the good side of it. Accordingly, they already had a decade of material that was built for his childhood and it will also talk about the character's past.

Further, Armitage also posted his photo on Instagram and the photo likes simply goes to show that fans are also excited to meet the young Sheldon. And if anyone can recall, this child also stars in HBO series "Big Little Lies" as the son of Shailene Woodley's character.

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