Recently, there have been a lot of rumors flying around regarding the possibility of a spin-off series of the much loved American sitcom, The Big Bang Theory.
On Monday, The CBS network announced that these rumors are indeed true.
Read below to find out more.
The above-mentioned spin-off will concern the childhood years of none other than our BBT hero, Dr. Sheldon Cooper.
According to CNN, "The show, titled "Young Sheldon," will follow a 9-year-old version of the genius character as he attends high school in East Texas."
Fans of the adult version of Sheldon Cooper, played by the multi-talented actor Jim Parsons, need however not despair since he (Parsons), will still be involved in the new series as an adult Sheldon Cooper narrating the experiences of the younger character.
CNN reports that "Iain Armitage, who is currently appearing in HBO's "Big Little Lies," will star as 9-year-old Sheldon."
The rest of the cast will include Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Raegan Revord, Montana Jordan, and as mentioned above, Jim Parsons, who will be narrating the story as his signature role/persona.
Much excitement was created within fans the world over, by the official announcement of the highly anticipated spin-off of The Big Bang Theory, with the topic even becoming an instant Twitter trend.
As claimed by rumors doing the rounds on social media, the show is expected to air later this year, however, according to media sources, the show has "no scheduled air date as of yet".