Iain Armitage, the young actor who plays Ziggy Chapman in HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” is reportedly set to play a younger version of Jim Parson’s “The Big Bang Theory” character Sheldon Cooper in a spin-off series titled “Sheldon”.
Zoe Perry will reportedly play Sheldon’s mother Mary Cooper in the series. Perry is the real-life daughter of Laurie Metcalf who plays Sheldon’s mother on “The Big Bang Theory”.
Parsons will serve as an executive producer for the show, which has yet to get a formal pilot order. Showrunner Steve Molaro has written the script for the pilot, coming just as the main series is currently in negotiations for a two-year renewal.