Big Bang Spinoff: Meet Young Sheldon - TVLine.com

Sheldon Cooper, meet thy younger self.

Iain Armitage — one of the breakout child stars of HBO’s Big Little Lies — is nearing a deal to play Jim Parsons’ pubescent doppelganger in CBS’ in-the-works prequel spinoff of The Big Bang Theory, TVLine has learned. In Big Little Lies, Armitage plays the troubled son Shailene Woodley’s character.

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TelevisionFanboyContributor
Mar 2, 2017 3:49PM EST

I didn't realize this spin off was going to be based around Sheldon as a kid, I figured it would be during the teen years. Any chance they're casting Laurie Metcalf as his mom?

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Mar 2, 2017 6:24PM EST

because we don't have enough of that way-too-long-on-air-show?

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Mar 2, 2017 7:14PM EST

He does not fit my mental image of young Sheldon.

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Mar 2, 2017 8:12PM EST

I'm a big fan of the show. But I don't think this is the best idea. I can't see the spin off lasting. Better focus on the original, and keep on the air.

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Meghan McTiernan
Mar 2, 2017 10:29PM EST

If this must be done, it would be really neat (though highly unlikely) if they had current Sheldon telling the gang about some random event in his childhood, and then have the episodes flash back to that period in time as if he's telling them the story. Like the chicken chasing him up the tree. "This is how it happened..." Flashback. And maybe have the others interject or something along the way. At least throughout the season.

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