Young Sheldon will reportedly get its own spinoff series. CBS is finalizing a deal with Warner Bros. Discovery to create a sequel to the prequel to The Bing Bang Theory.
The Young Sheldon spinoff will focus on Sheldon’s older brother, Georgie, played by Montana Jordan, and his fiancee, Mandy McAllister, played by Emily Osment (Hannah Montana, The Kominsky Method), according to Variety. Executive producers Steve Holland, Steve Molaro, and Chuck Lorre plan to co-write the pilot episode. Appearances by Sheldon will be played by Young Sheldon star Iain Armitage and not Jim Parsons from The Big Bang Theory.
The new series will focus on Georige and Mandy’s relationship as they begin their lives as parents and bridges the gap in timelines between the previous two series. The couple had a baby in season six of Young Sheldon and were married by the end of the season. The new series will focus on their lives as new parents, although longtime fans of The Big Bang Theory may remember Georgie has two ex-wives, so the marriage may be doomed from the start.
The series returns the Sheldon-verse from the single-camera setup in Young Sheldon to the multi-camera setup used in The Big Bang Theory. Young Sheldon will air its seventh and final season on February 15. The series launched in 2017 and amassed a following of 11 million viewers per episode. The series overlapped on CBS for three years before The Big Bang Theory aired its final episode in 2020 after 12 seasons.
“Being able to tell the origin of Sheldon Cooper and expanding the story to include the entire Cooper family has been a wonderful experience,” said the trio in a joint statement last November. “We are grateful to our fans for embracing this chapter of the Coopers these past six seasons.”
The franchise doesn’t plan to stop there. Last November, another spinoff series was said to be in development. Chuck Lorre would partner with Warner Bros. Television and Max to create another The Big Bang Theory spinoff. Still, no further details have been disclosed, including which characters would be featured in the ensemble. All that is known so far is it will be an hour-long series with a new cast, with the potential for alums cast to make appearances, and it is not related to the Young Sheldon spinoff series.
CBS and Warner Bros. Discovery were not available for comment.
The final season of Young Sheldon debuts on February 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET, and the one-hour finale airs on May 16.