When Young Sheldon premieres in the fall, The Big Bang Theory fans will get a closer look at what really went down in Sheldon Cooper’s (Jim Parsons) childhood. The series might be set in the past, but that doesn’t mean showrunners are ruling out the possibility of a crossover!
Series producer Chuck Lorre recently told reporters in attendance at the 2017 TCAs that producers for both Young Sheldon and The Big Bang Theory have discussed how to make a crossover work between the two CBS sitcoms. Before you get too excited, however, Lorre stressed that if a crossover were to take place, it wouldn’t happen in the traditional sense.
Instead, their version of a crossover may entail certain storylines from Young Sheldon being brought up on The Big Bang Theory and vice versa.
“People come into his life in 1989 and impact him and we might meet the on Big Bang Theory 30 years later,” Lorre told reporters according to The Hollywood Reporter. “We’re discussing the ripple effect that the shows can have going forward in time.”
Though we may never see an episode in which Young Sheldon star Iain Armitage and Big Bang’s Jim Parsons share a screen together for an episode, it’ll be fun to see storylines overlap from one show to another.
Over the years, we’ve heard Sheldon mention countless stories from his younger years on TBBT. Who could forget the time he revealed he once tried to get his hands on uranium with the intention of building his own nuclear reactor in an effort to power the whole town?
It’s great to hear Young Sheldon will allow showrunners to expand on some of the more hilarious tidbits we already know about one of our favorite Big Bang Theory characters, an we can’t wait to see some of these moments come to life when the series premieres!
Young Sheldon premieres Monday, September 25 at 8:30 p.m. on CBS. For the latest pop culture news and voting, make sure to sign up for the People’s Choice newsletter!
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