CBS has been working on creating a new Big Bang Theory spin-off show, surrounding the origins of a young Sheldon Cooper. As developments have continued, director Jon Favreau has been chosen for this new venture.
Jon Favreau known for his directing on Iron Man and the live-action The Jungle Book will be the director and executive producer on the new CBS show. Originally created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, the Young Sheldon series will follow Sheldon Cooper at age nine. It is expected to debut in 2017 – 2018.
Jim Parsons who plays Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory will be doing some narrating as Iain Armitage is playing the character’s younger self. Zoe Perry will be taking on the role of Sheldon’s mother Mary.