The Big Bang Theory spin-off in development Posted April 12, 2023
A new The Big Bang Theory spin-off from producer Chuck Lorre is in the early stages of development for the streaming service Max, currently known as HBO Max.
No details were released about the plot or cast of the new series, which was teased as Warner Bros. Discovery unveiled its new combined streaming platform. Variety reports the show is believed to be an hour-long series with a predominantly new cast. The plot is said to be "derived from" The Big Bang Theory, which could potentially allow for guest appearances from the original series' cast.
This would be the second spin-off of The Big Bang Theory for Chuck Lorre after the launch of Young Sheldon in 2017. Now it in its sixth season on CBS, the sitcom follows the childhood of Sheldon Cooper as he starts high school and, later, college in East Texas. Reports earlier this year indicated the producers of Young Sheldon are considering whether the show will end with its seventh season in 2023/24, at the end of its current three-season deal.
Max is the name of the new combined streaming service of Warner Bros. Discovery, bringing together the studio content of Warner Bros. and unscripted content from Discovery, which launches on May 23. The Big Bang Theory has streamed exclusively on HBO Max in the United States since the service launched in May 2020.
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