Young Sheldon Season 3: Premiere Date, Cast, Recap, Update

‘Young Sheldon’ is an American comedy television series that airs on CBS. It first premiered on September 25, 2017. However, this was only a special preview, and new episodes began to air weekly from November 2, 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’ and ‘Young Sheldon’ happens to be a spin-off prequel to the original show that became extremely popular with the audiences.

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. This spin-off has made him more interesting and has given us the origin stories of some of his antics. 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 main cast of ‘Young Sheldon’ includes Ian Armitage as the 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper, Zoe Perry as Mary Cooper, Sheldon’s Mother, Lance Barber as George Cooper Sr., Sheldon’s Father, Annie Potts as Constance Tucker, Sheldon’s maternal grandmother and Sheldon’s siblings George Cooper Jr. and Missy Cooper, 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. They all interact with Sheldon or his family members in various capacities, and directly or indirectly, they all have a hand in making Sheldon the kind of person we know him to be on the original show. 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.

Hopefully, the main characters will all return in the upcoming season, which includes the entire Cooper family. We also expect Parsons to return again to voice the adult Sheldon.

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Young Sheldon Plot: What is it about?

The main plot of ‘Young Sheldon’ follows Sheldon from ‘The Big Bang Theory’ in the year 1989 when he was just nine years old. It focuses on the difficulties Sheldon has fitting in the world around him while his family and friends, while he makes an attempt to deal with his unique intellectual capabilities and social challenges. When we are introduced to the character of Sheldon, we see a boy who cannot understand social cues as well and has a sense of superiority due to his intelligence. Nonetheless, he seems to love his family and has his heart in the right place. This, of course, does not stop him from going down his own path and making some hilarious mistakes along the way, from which he learns. It is Sheldon who is the exception in his family. While other members have their quirks, they are mostly normal. His father likes beer, his mother is a God-fearing woman who likes Church, his older brother happens to like football, while his twin sister enjoys television. The entire family seems to enjoy tater tots, but not Sheldon, who is contemptuous of it. We also see his fixation with extreme order and cleanliness comes from a very young age.

What is very interesting in the show is how Sheldon’s superiority often makes others exasperated with him, to the point of wanting to shut him up. This especially happens in school. However, even back at home, his mother struggles to figure out how to deal with her son. She knows he is a genius but her protective instincts remain, and this makes for an interesting dynamic about how parents should deal with prodigious offsprings. Overall, there is an 80s feel to the show and it is a quirky family drama. The gags and laughs are much like ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and go along the lines of nerd jokes and how they behave awkwardly in society while being smarter than most of the other people. However, as long as we are comparing shows, it would be remiss not to point out how ‘Young Sheldon’ demands engagement, attention, and seems to be more poignant and darker than the original show. Yet, it manages to capture the essence of humor and holds it by the heart, making it a subjectively funnier experience than the original series.

In the upcoming season, we would expect Sheldon to be 11 years old since his age seems to increase with each passing season. While we enter the season for some more family fun and witty quips from our boy genius, there is also an air of wistful poignancy that lurks for the fans. If you know your character, you are surely aware that Sheldon loses his father at the age of 14, so that is a couple of seasons away from where we are currently. It will be fascinating to see what the upcoming season has in store. There might even be a crossover of the prequel with the original show, which would be really exciting to watch.

Young Sheldon Season 3 Release Date: When will it premiere?

‘Young Sheldon’ Season 2 premiered on Sep 24, 2018. CBS renewed the series for two more seasons in January 2018. Fans do not have to worry as both Season 3 and Season 4 are on their way. While no official release date has been set, our best guess is that ‘Young Sheldon’ Season 3 will air around September 2019, while Season 4 is expected to air sometime in September 2020. However, do stay tuned to this section for an official update on the release date.

Young Sheldon Trailer:

While we wait for an update on ‘Young Sheldon’ Season 3, check out the season 2 trailer to refresh your memories. If you haven’t seen the show yet head over to CBS to catch all the episodes of the previous seasons.

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