Big Bang Theory Gets a Second Spinoff Series from Creator Chuck Lorre
A new Big Bang Theory spinoff series is in the works from Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre.
Max (formerly known as HBO Max) announced Lorre, who co-created The Big Bang Theoryalongside Bill Prady, is working on a new spinoff series following the success of Young Sheldon. Plot details are being kept under wraps at this time. Lorre will executive produce the show -- a collaboration between himself, Max and Warner Bros. Television -- under the Chuck Lorre Productions banner.
The Big Bang Theory debuted in Sept. 2007 on CBS. The show lasted for a total of 12 seasons and 279 before ending its run in May 2019. Starring Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar and Mayim Bialik, the sitcom revolves around a group of socially awkward friends navigating life as they share an apartment together in Pasadena, California. The Big Bang Theory won ten Emmy Awards and 55 nominations in various categories during its run.
Young Sheldon, The Big Bang Theory's first spinoff series, launched in Nov. 2016. Created by Lorre and Steven Molaro, the prequel series stars Iain Armitage as a younger version of Parson's character. The show is currently partway through its sixth season and was renewed for a seventh in March 2021.
Could The Big Bang Theory Get a Reunion?
In Sept. 2022, Lorre and Prady spoke about the possibility of a Big Bang Theory reunion. "I know that people do get characters together for reunions and things like that," Prady said at the time. "But it's hard to imagine what you would see after the finale because I found the finale was just one of the most beautiful and satisfying episodes. The closure it brought was astonishing. It's hard to imagine reopening the story."
While Lorre echoed similar thoughts, Prady also said he'd love to bring The Big Bang Theory cast together again if there was a way to naturally do so. "Would I like to stand on a stage someplace and watch those characters again? Yes, absolutely. Can I imagine a way to do it? I can't," he explained. "But, personally, would l like to go to Stage 25 and see that set and those costumes and those people? Yeah, I get choked up just thinking about it. But I don't know how we'd do that."
All episodes of The Big Bang Theory are currently available to stream on Max in the United States. The first five seasons of Young Sheldon are also available on Max for United States viewers.
Source: Warner Bros. Discover