The Big Bang Theory spin-off, Young Sheldon, is one of the most anticipated shows this fall. Featuring a nine-year-old Sheldon, played by Iain Armitage, the show will follow the gifted youth as he attends high school in East Texas, and deals with his ordinary family, while they struggle to accommodate his impossible brilliance. The show will be premiering tonight, so get to know the spin-off better with these 7 fun facts about Young Sheldon.
7. An Origin Story
The show will be exploring how Sheldon Cooper became the character that fans love on The Big Bang Theory. “We have the opportunity to look at Sheldon as an adult and think about the origins of how he came to be,” Producer Steve Molaro said. “He doesn’t like comics yet; he likes church with his mom even though he doesn’t share her views. There’s a joy of discovery with Sheldon.”