Ok, so if you have watched The Big Bang Theory on Zee Cafe, you cannot help but be crazy about Sheldon Cooper, one of the lead characters of the show. Guess what? The most loved character, Sheldon Cooper is getting his own spin-off in the new series called Young Sheldon! Exciting, right? How can you not fall for the 9-year old Sheldon when you already love his older version?
When Jim Parsons, the actor who plays the older Sheldon Cooper, came up with the idea of Young Sheldon, the mega-producer Chuck Lorre immediately gave it a green signal. In a press conference, he told the media, “The origins of Sheldon have been something we’ve been interested in writing about for a couple of hundred episodes of The Big Bang Theory. So last autumn, when Jim sent me an e-mail discussing the possibility of actually taking it a step further, it just seemed like the greatest idea in the world”.
The spin-off had ‘hit’ written all over it and the premiere of the same proved it to be right. The show premiered on 25th September 2017 and is back with regular episodes now. Young Sheldon Cooper is being played by Iain Armitage, a very talented young boy who has earlier starred infamous series like Big Little Lies. The prequel takes us to 1989, Texas, where Sheldon is seen living with his family, trying to adjust to the norms of the earth which seem all so silly to him. The role of his mother, Mary, is being played by Zoe Perry and. Lance Barber is seen playing the role of his father George Sr. His older brother, Georgie is enacted by Montana Jordan, and his mean twin sister, Missy is being played by Raegan Revord. All the actors seem to fit perfectly in their characters in the show which makes it even more appealing to watch.
Jim Parsons has already won four Emmys and one Golden Globe for his role as Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory and is now one of the executive producers of Young Sheldon.
Adding to the description of the show, Chuck Lorre said, “It’s more intimate. The pacing is different, the actors aren’t having to hold for laughs, they’re not playing to the proscenium – they’re working with one another. Also, we knew going in that we were working with a cast of young children and it seemed like the more appropriate way for them to do their best work was in a closed setting where they had the time to develop these characters. One thing that will not change is the essence of who Sheldon is: someone who can be so difficult and hard for his best friends, and yet, somehow, he has a quality as a person where the audience forgives him”.
It is only a matter of time that the 9-year old starts winning big awards for himself for his marvelous performance as was seen at the pilot show. The resemblance of Jim Parsons’ and Iain Armitage’s portrayal of Sheldon Cooper is uncanny. While pointing to Iain Armitage, Jim Parsons said, “He is so much more in control as a human being than I was back then”. “I was able to interact with Iain a lot and discuss certain things that are peculiar to this character.”
“And whether it was just lines or moments in general or Sheldon’s take on the world, it’s an interesting topic for us to go over together”, he added.
Sheldon Cooper’s favorite person, his Meemaw, is yet to be shown in the new show but it will be exciting to see how the relationship between the two came out to be so strong and why Sheldon loves Meemaw so much.
Meanwhile, Chuck Lorre’s success graph is at an all-time high with the upcoming, predictably hit, show.