‘Big Bang Theory’ Prequel ‘Young Sheldon’ Picked Up Straight to Series at CBS

It’s official: CBS is moving forward with its Big Bang Theoryprequel.The network has handed out a straight-to-series order for the 2017-18 broadcast season for Young Sheldon.¬†Young Sheldon recently cast its star, setting Big Little Lies actor Iain Armitage as the young version of Jim Parsons’ Sheldon Cooper, with Zoe Perry taking on the role of his mother, Mary Cooper, that was originally played by the actress’ mother, Laurie Metcalfe.