‘Young Sheldon’ is an American comedy television series and is a spin-off of the very popular sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory’. The show airs on CBS and first premiered on September 25, 2017. The show has been created by Chuck Lorre, famous for works like ‘Two and a Half Men’ and ‘The Kominsky Method‘, along with Steven Molaro who has worked on shows like ‘Drake & Josh’. The two also worked together on ‘The Big Bang Theory’.
The series follows Sheldon Cooper at the age of nine, living with his family in East Texas and going to high school. The idea for the show was given to the producers by Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon in ‘The Big Bang Theory’. Parsons also serves as the narrator and co-executive producer for the show. Considering that Sheldon and his quirks were one of the most lovable things on the original show, it is no surprise that the spin-off drew a huge fan following of people interested to know how this uniquely eccentric person was in his childhood. The show became an instant hit and has received good reviews from the critics. Critics too have lauded the series just as they had lauded the original, saying, “Young Sheldon’s appealing cast and relatable themes bring a fresh—and overall enjoyable—perspective to its central character’s familiar story”.
Young Sheldon Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘Young Sheldon’ is led by Ian Armitage as the 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper. Zoe Perry plays Mary Cooper, Sheldon’s Mother, Lance Barber stars as George Cooper Sr., Sheldon’s Father and Annie Potts plays Constance Tucker, Sheldon’s maternal grandmother. Sheldon’s siblings George Cooper Jr. and Missy Cooper are played by played by Montana Jordan and Raegan Revord respectively. And of course, Jim Parsons gives the voice of adult Sheldon, who narrates the story.
The main cast is supported by a host of recurring and guest characters. Some of the notable guest stars have included Ray Liotta of ‘Goodfellas‘ fame, who plays the role of a bookie to his Meemaw or grandmother.
All the main cast members are expected to return for season 3.