CBS has officially confirmed they’ve given a series order to Young Sheldon, a new comedy series revolving around The Big Bang Theory‘s Sheldon Cooper. The new single camera half-hour comedy series is a spinoff of The Big Bang Theory and will focus on Sheldon as a 9-year-old. Iain Armitage has been cast to play the younger version of Jim Parsons, with Parsons involved as the narrator.
The Young Sheldon cast will also include Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Raegan Revord, and Montana Jordan. Jon Favreau is on board to direct and executive produce the series’ first episode. CBS is targeting a premiere during the upcoming 2017-2018 primetime season.
Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro created the series which will find Sheldon living in East Texas with his family and attending high school. Lorre, Molaro, Parsons, and Todd Spiewak are also serving as executive producers.
Iain Armitage is currently starring alongside Shailene Woodley, Reese Witherspoon, and Nicole Kidman in HBO’s Big Little Lies. His credits also include Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and the upcoming films The Glass Castle, Our Souls at Night, and I’m Not Here.