‘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.
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.