CBS Orders ‘YOUNG SHELDON’ Spinoff with Jon Favreau Directing
CBS has ordered an upcoming spinoff of The Big Bang Theory titled YOUNG SHELDON with Iron Man and The Jungle Book‘s Jon Favreau directing and executive producing.
Created by Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro, YOUNG SHELDON follows Iain Armitage as a nine-year-old Sheldon Cooper, living with his family in East Texas and going to high school. This half-hour, single-camera comedy will debut in the 2017-18 season.
YOUNG SHELDON will also star Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Raegan Record and Montana Jordan. Jim Parsons will narrate the comedy as adult Sheldon. Lorre, Molaro, Parsons and Todd Spiewak will executive produce the series, from Chuck Lorre Productions Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.