Warner Bros. TV and CBS are in the early stages of developing a spinoff to the comedy series “The Big Bang Theory” which would revolve around the younger days of Jim Parsons’ Sheldon Cooper character.
The project is nearing a script deal with Parsons attached to executive produce alongside Chuck Lorre and Steve Molaro. Bill Prady will also likely join them.
Molaro will write the script focusing on Sheldon, the idiosyncratic and neurotic genius, as a youth growing up in Texas. The character’s colorful family and formative years in the Lone Star state have often been referenced on the main show.
It’s unclear if Laurie Metcalf, who earned an Emmy nomination this year for her recurring guest star role as Sheldon’s mother Mary Cooper, will reprise the role for the spin-off.