‘The Big Bang Theory’ Spinoff News: CBS Gives Official Nod; Jim Parsons to Don a New Hat as Executive Producer

The much anticipated "The Big Bang Theory" spinoff has received a go-ahead from CBS. The spinoff will also have the original Sheldon, that is, Jim Parsons donning the hat of an executive producer for the show and he will also act as the narrator.

According to reports from Variety, CBS has given a nod to "The Big Bang Theory" spinoff officially and it will focus on the life of a young Sheldon. The show is expected to premiere in 2017-2018 and will be a single-camera series. The original creators of "The Big Bang Theory," Steven Molaro and Chuck Lorre will also act as the creators of the spinoff that will be a half-hour show, however, CBS has not yet confirmed the number of episodes.

In other reports, it has been reported that the story of the "The Big Bang Theory" will revolve around the child prodigy, who lives with his conservative family in East Texas. Iain Armitage of "Big Little Lies" fame will be playing the character of a young Sheldon Cooper and, Jon Favreau will be directing the first episode of the show. The spinoff will also have Raegan Revord, Montana Jordan and Lance Barner making an appearance, Entertainment Weekly reported.

Moreover, Jim Parsons, the original Sheldon Cooper of "The Big Bang Theory" will don the hat of an executive producer along with Lorre, Todd Spiewak, and Molaro. Notably, Molaro has also written the pilot script of the "The Big Bang Theory" spinoff. Additionally, Jim Parsons will also act as the narrator for the show and will narrate the story of his childhood.

Rumors suggest that "The Big Bang Theory" spinoff will take the place of the original show as the next season of "The Big Bang Theory" is yet to be renewed. Though this has not been confirmed yet, but the "The Big Bang Theory" spinoff has been confirmed by CBS.

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