Exciting news for Big Bang Theory fans as it’s confirmed that the hit show is getting a spin-off.
CBS confirmed that there will be a Big Bang Theory prequel centering around Jim Parsons’ character Sheldon as a child.
Titled Young Sheldon, it will star Big Little Liars’ Iain Armitage as a nine-year-old Sheldon role, and is set to premiere in the 2017-18 TV season.
Parsons will still be involved in the project, narrating the series as it covers his life growing up in East Texas.
The show, which has been on air for 10 years, is expected to be picked up for another two seasons, with the cast currently in negotiations with CBS.
“We’ll put it on for as long as everyone wants Big Bang on the air,” said CBS chief Glenn Geller at the 2016 Television Critics Association’s press tour last August. “I hope it lasts forever.”
Parsons along with fellow original cast mates Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayyar have all reportedly banded together and agreed to each take $100,000 pay cuts in order for co-stars Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik to receive pay rises.
The original five currently earn $1 million per episode, according to reports.