Media outlets such as Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety are reporting that CBS is developing a spinoff to The Big Bang Theory titled Sheldon, looking at the younger years of the character played by Emmy winner Jim Parsons.
Details of the spinoff series is being kept under wraps at the minute, though sources are telling the outlets that it is described as a Malcolm in the Middle-esque single-camera family comedy, focused on child prodigy Sheldon Cooper at the age of twelve. It’s currently getting a pilot order for now, though sources suggest that it will inevitably be given a series order for next season. Sheldon will be produced by Big Bang Theory co-creator/executive producer Chuck Lorre, executive producer/showrunner Steve Molaro and Jim Parsons will also serve as producer.
The Big Bang Theory is currently in its 10th season, with the reports stating that the negotiations for Sheldon are said to be intertwined with the license fee talks between CBS and Warner Bros. TV for future seasons of the original series. The two series are said to be designed in a way that allows them to co-exist.