The Big Bang Theory is basically a well-oiled machine after 10 seasons on air, but with a new showrunner this season, changes are bound to happen.
With longtime showrunner Steve Molaro shifting to Young Sheldon, co-executive producer Steve Holland has taken over the reigns on TBBT, and there’s a good chance he’ll be shaking things up both in front of and behind the camera. In a recent interview with Variety, Holland opened up about his plans for the show. Long-time fans need not worry though, despite any potential shifts, Holland made it clear that he plans to keep some things consistent.
“In taking over as showrunner, my least concern is putting my stamp on the show,” Holland told Variety about his new role. “These characters, over 10 seasons, have honestly grown and changed and taken on a life of their own, and my job here is to honor and protect these characters.”
In addition to protecting the characters we all know and love, like Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons), Penny (Kaley Cuoco), and Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki), to name just a few, Holland isn’t going to just sit aside and not make any changes.
“Chuck’s piece of advice was ‘Don’t be afraid to try new things. The worst thing you can do in season 11 in a show is fall back on what’s always worked in the past,’” Holland explained when talking about what co-creator Chuck Lorre told him ahead of filming.
If Holland’s goal is to “protect” the characters, and at the same time take a few risks, it sounds like season 11 of The Big Bang Theory is going to be as good as expected!
The Big Bang Theory returns for season 11 on September 25, 2017 on CBS.
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