HBO Max raises Young Sheldon
Iain Armitage stars in Young Sheldon
WarnerMedia’s newly launched SVoD service HBO Max has acquired the US streaming rights to The Big Bang Theory spin-off Young Sheldon.
The comedy follows the younger years of The Big Bang Theory’s eccentric scientist Sheldon Cooper as he embarks on his innocent, awkward and hopeful journey toward the man he will become.
The series is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros TV. It was created by The Big Bang Theory creator Chuck Lorre alongside Steven Molaro.
Lorre and Molara exec produce with Jim Parsons (who played Sheldon in the original show), Steve Holland and Todd Spiewak. Parsons also narrates the show.
To date, Young Sheldon has averaged more than 11.4 million viewers per week on US network CBS, according to WarnerMedia. Distribution of the title is handled by Warner Bros.
HBO Max, which launched last week, already carries The Big Bang Theory, having secured streaming rights to the recently concluded hit sitcom last year.
Kevin Reilly, chief content officer at HBO Max and president of TNT, TBS and TruTV, said: “We now feel like our Big Bang offering is complete. We are so proud to be the home of this beloved franchise and the place where new and existing fans can learn about young Sheldon Cooper’s roots.”