Iain Armitage's 'Young Sheldon' Gets Picked Up by CBS!

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United States network CBS has confirmed that The Big Bang Theory spin-off series, Young Sheldon, is going into production and will focus on the childhood years of central character Sheldon Cooper.

Production for "Young Sheldon" is slated to start later this month for a 2017-2018 season which is expected to premiere later this year as reported by Cinema Blend.

According to Deadline, the pilot for Young Sheldon will be directed by none other than Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Jungle Book) with TBBT co-creator Chuck Lorre and current showrunner Steven Molaro given the creator credit.

So, who's playing the future world's worst flatmate? "Big Bang" creator Chuck Lorre will serve as executive producer alongside Parsons, his partner, producer Todd Spiewak, and another "Big Bang" alum. This would give Young Sheldon a new look and feel to viewers, which fans of the long-running Big Bang Theory would most likely appreciate.

Unlike its predecessor, Young Sheldon will not be shot like a live sitcom. Aside from him, Zoe Perry has also been casted as Sheldon's mother, Mary, in The Big Bang Theory spinoff. Considering that Sheldon is a child prodigy, Young Sheldon would feature the character's 9-year-old version attending high school.

Meanwhile, Lance Barber (Faking It) will portray Sheldon's alcoholic father. Ziggy remains the sweetest, most innocent kid a mom could ask for and that sweetness is all down to Armitage's nuanced acting skills.

The drama will reportedly take on a concept of the TV show "Malcolm in the Middle".

As a result, "The Big Bang Theory" is a money fountain, for the moment anyway.

Jim Parsons who plays Sheldon Cooper in the original series will be a part of this one too. Hopefully, we'll see both The Big Bang Theory Season 11 and The Big Bang Theory spinoff starting this year. There are only a few more episodes left in the season 10 and there is great suspense which is yet to revealed.

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