The Big Bang Theory is heading into its 11th season, and fans — and the cast — are wondering just how much longer the comedy can go on.
With season 11 beginning this month, and season 12 already confirmed, fans don’t have to worry about saying goodbye to The Big Bang Theory just yet, but according to a recent interview with Digital Spy, Kunal Nayyar, who plays Raj Koothrappali, has a feeling the end is near…ish.
“I mean, no-one wants to see an old, fat Raj,” Nayyar told Digital Spy ahead of the new season. “I don’t know if season 12’s going to be the last season – those decisions are not up to me – but I do know for a fact that we have less [episodes to come] than we’ve already had.”
While we’re hoping Nayyar is wrong about the show ending soon, he admitted that the cast — which is made up of Nayyar, Jim Parsons (as Sheldon Cooper), Johnny Galecki (as Leonard Hofstadter), Simon Helberg (Howard Wolowitz), Kaley Cuoco (Penny), Mayim Bialik (Amy Farrah Fowler) and Melissa Rauch (Bernadette Rostenkowski), has started thinking about the final farewell. (Case in point? Kaley Cuoco recently opened up about when she’d like TBBT to end.)
“I’m not saying it’s the end after season 12, but we know that this incredible, special thing is going to come to an end, and sooner rather than later,” Nayaar explained. “So I think all of us [in the cast] are at least beginning to feel a little bit nostalgic about the time we’ve had.”
With all this talk about the series ending is certainly disheartening, fans can at least look forward to being reunited with the TBBT gang later this month when season 11 returns.
The Big Bang Theory returns for season 11 on September 25, 2017 on CBS.
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