A number of rumours are beginning to circulate regarding a potential ‘Big Bang Theory’ spin-off.
Allegedly, a series has been pitched that focusses on the early years of popular character Sheldon Cooper.
‘The Big Bang Theory’ first aired back in 2007 and was initially met with mixed reviews. It has since gone on to become one of the most watched television shows of the decade, averaging around 19 million viewers per episode over its last four seasons. The show, which finished its ninth season in May of this year, has not only been a collective success, but has made huge stars of some of its individual cast members. Jim Parsons (who plays Sheldon Cooper) alone has won four Primetime Emmy awards and a Golden Globe.
The Hollywood Reporter have suggested that CBS are now attempting to develop a new spin-off series, that may be on screens within the next two years. The spin-off has been pitched as a single camera sitcom in the style of ‘Malcolm in the Middle’.
Although still very much in its infancy, it is rumoured that the spin-off will centre around the life of Sheldon Cooper before the events of ‘The Big Bang Theory’, and may possibly featured a teenaged version of the lovable physicist.
Having began its tenth season last month, many believe that a potential spin-off series may spell the end for The Big Bang Theory however, CBS’s Glenn Miller has suggested that the original series may live on well into the future. In a recent interview he explained: “We’re very confident that everyone involved wants more of The Big Bang Theory past year 10. I know Warner Brothers will make those deals…We’ll put it on for as long as everyone wants it on the air. I hope it lasts forever.”
These sentiments were backed up by actress Kaley Cuoco, who stated that the ‘overall consensus’ was to continue beyond season ten.