Actor Jim Parsons wrote an emotional note as CBS’ flagship series ‘The Big Bang Theory’ comes to an end. “Knock, knock, knock, thank you…Thank you, apartment 4A, for being a home to so many dreams come true, to so many friendships made. And thank YOU, ALL of you – yes, YOU, reading this right NOW!”, he wrote. Born in Houston, Texas, Jim started writing scripts and staging productions at home when he was a kid. He moved into New York City after graduation to pursue a career in acting. During the initial struggling phase, Parsons managed to land in some off-Broadway plays, a recurring role on the TV show ‘Judging Amy’ and a cameo in the 2004 film ‘Garden State.’
In 2006, Parsons got his first breakthrough when Chuck Lorre, the co-creator of ‘The Big Bang Theory‘, discovered him during an audition. Parsons’ stunning performance as the theoretical physicist Sheldon Cooper in ‘The Big Bang Theory’ catapulted the actor into instant stardom. The character of Sheldon also earned him several award nominations and wins, including four Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Parsons’ other major works include ‘Hidden Figures (2016), ‘A Kid Like Jake’ (2018) and ‘The Normal Heart’ (2014).
Bidding farewell to Sheldon and ‘The Big Bang Theory’ is sorrowful for both Parsons and the viewers. “There is no negative reason to stop doing Big Bang. It felt like we have been able to do this for so many years now, it doesn’t feel like there is anything left on the table”, Parsons told EW in January. Parsons is, in my opinion, one of the most talented, entertaining actors working in television right now and he certainly deserves all the praise he’s been getting. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Jim Parsons movie or TV show? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Jim Parsons films/TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Jim Parsons movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
5. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile (2019)
The upcoming biopic of the notorious serial killer, kidnapper and rapist Ted Bundy, ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile’ documents the exhaustive court proceedings of the case and his girlfriend’s trauma. The proceedings garnered massive attention as the first fully televised trial ever in the history of the United States of America. Bundy is played by Zac Efron and Lily Collins plays his longtime girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer. Jim Parsons is cast as the lead prosecutor Larry Simpson while Jeffrey Donovan dons the role of the Utah Defense Attorney John O’Connell. The biopic is based on Kloepfer’s memoir ‘The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy’, which is about her discovery of Bundy’s crimes and realizing how brutal he is. The other cast members include Kaya Scodelario, Haley Joel Osment, Angela Sarafyan, and John Malkovich. The film is directed by Joe Berlinger from a screenplay written by Michael Werwie. Netflix releases ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile‘ on May 3, 2019.
4. Young Sheldon (2017 – )