A Big Bang Theory spin off is happening

The Big Bang Theory fans brace yourselves, there's a spin off of the series in the making.

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CBS and Warner Bros are working on a prequel of no one other than the shows most quirky (and loved) character, Dr. Sheldon Cooper, played by Jim Parsons. The new series by the same co-creators of The Big Bang Theory, Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, will follow the life of a young Sheldon.

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Iain Armitage, who stars next to Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman in HBO's Big Little Lies, is being eyed to play the little prodigy in the remake.

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And possibly playing Mary Cooper, Sheldon's mum, is Scandal's Zoe Perry. Zoe will have some big shoes to fill, since Laurie Metcalf's 11 hilarious appearances in The Big Bang Theory as Sheldon's mum earned her an Emmy nomination. Fun fact Laurie is Jim Parsons' mother in real life, no wonder they work so great together.

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If Mary's appearances in the show are any indication of the remake's plot, we'll see Sheldon growing up in Texas next to his twin sister and a very religious mother.

Although there's no release date yet we're already super excited. This is going to be *good*.

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