The Big Bang Theory audiences have come to know the iconic, eccentric and extraordinary Sheldon Cooper. Now in a half-hour comedy, viewers have the chance to meet him in childhood!
Young Sheldon is a spin-off series that embarks on Sheldon Cooper innocent, awkward and hopeful journey toward the man he will become. For 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper, it isn't easy growing up in East Texas. Being a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science isn't always helpful in a land where church and football are king. And while the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naïve Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him.
Sheldon's father, George, is struggling to find his way as a high school football coach and as father to a boy he doesn't understand. Sheldon's mother, Mary, fiercely protects and nurtures her son in a town where he just doesn't fit in. Sheldon's older brother, Georgie, does the best he can in high school, but it's tough to be cool when you're in the same classes with your odd 9-year-old brother. Finally, there’s Sheldon's twin sister, Missy, who sometimes resents all the attention Sheldon gets, but also remains the one person who can reliably tell Sheldon the truth.
Young Sheldon stars Iain Armitage as Sheldon, Lance Barber as father George, Zoe Perry as mother Mary, Montana Jordan as Georgie, the older brother, and Raegen Revord, Sheldon’s twin sister Missy.