The Hollywood Reporter reports that the creators of the comedy series "The Big Bang Theory" are planning to shoot a spin-off dedicated to the youth of the show's most popular character - genius physicist Sheldon Cooper, who lacks social skills in everyday life. It is known that Jim Parsons, who received the Emmy Award for the role of the adult Sheldon, will be involved in the new project as the main producer.
From the nine seasons of The Big Bang Theory, it is known that Sheldon was born into an ordinary family in Texas, his mother is a devout adherent of the teachings of Evangelical Christians, condescendingly tolerating the quirks of her genius son, and his grandmother is the sweetest woman who calls her grandson "pie." As a child, Sheldon's scientific research often led to awkward and dangerous situations: for example, at the age of 13, an FBI agent talked to the boy, explaining that it was illegal to have his own nuclear reactor and store uranium in a garage.
Many viewers assume that Sheldon suffers from Asperger Syndrome: people with this disorder have difficulty communicating, often have limited empathy and have a small range of interests (in Sheldon's case, these are trains, flags, theoretical physics and comics).