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Spinoff “Big Bang Theory” in Development on HBO Max by Chuck Lorre – Variety

Spinoff “Big Bang Theory” in Development on HBO Max by Chuck Lorre – Variety

Another addition to the Big Bang Theory universe is on its way.

Chuck Lorre, who co-created “The Big Bang Theory” as well as its spin-off “Young Sheldon,” is still in the early stages of developing another comic series spin-off from this IP via his overall deal at Warner Bros. Television.

The news came from Press Day Warner Bros. Discovery announces a new streaming service. If ordered to series, the new “Big Bang” project will stream on Max, the company’s rebranded platform to combine HBO Max and Discovery+.

Plot details were not revealed during the WBD show. And while nothing is set in stone, it’s believed to be an hour-long series featuring a mostly new cast with the possibility of established “Big Bang” stars appearing in guest spots.

“The Big Bang Theory” aired on CBS for 12 seasons from 2007 to 2019 and was a ratings hit for the network by the end of its run, garnering just under 18 million viewers for the series finale. “Young Sheldon” premiered in 2017 and is currently in its sixth season, with a seventh season already greenlit. The spin-off, starring Ian Armitage as a nine-year-old version of the character Jim Parsons from the original series, with Parsons appearing in the voice-over, is consistently the most-watched comedy on the air.

The new “Big Bang” series, which Laurie will produce via his Chuck Lorre Productions banner, will serve as Laurie’s second project at Max. Warner Bros. TV is currently producing How to Be a Bookie, a comedy series starring Max starring Sebastian Maniscalco, Omar J. Dorsey, Andrea Anders, Vanessa Ferlito, and Jorge Garcia. Laurie, Maniscalco and Nick Bacay executive produce.

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