Is Young Sheldon based on a true story?
2023/12/26

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Get ready Young Sheldon fans, because Seasons 1-5 are about to drop on Netflix! This spinoff of the popular show, The Big Bang Theory, has captured the hearts of many viewers.

And while we eagerly await its arrival on Netflix, there's even more exciting news. The series will be ending after Season 7, but don't worry, there are still 14 episodes left to enjoy. Plus, there's another Big Bang Theory spinoff in the works! But here's the burning question: is Young Sheldon based on a true story? Well, here's the scoop. While Young Sheldon is a work of fiction, it does have some real-life inspiration. The character of young Sheldon Cooper was actually inspired by Jim Parsons' real-life nephew.

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Parsons, who plays the adult version of Sheldon in The Big Bang Theory, sent a video of his incredibly intelligent nephew to Chuck Lorre, the show's co-creator. Lorre was blown away and saw the potential for a spinoff. In an interview, Lorre explained, "If we wanted to do a show about a young man who is brilliant, we have that built into our show. That's the backstory of Sheldon Cooper." The groundwork for Young Sheldon was already laid out in The Big Bang Theory, with details about Sheldon's family and upbringing. It was just a matter of executing it as its own show. And thanks to Parsons' pitch, the wheels were set in motion. So, while Young Sheldon isn't based on a true story, it does have roots in reality. And now, with Seasons 1-5 coming to Netflix soon, we can relive all the best moments from the series. Excitement is building as we await its arrival on November 24. Get ready to dive back into the world of Young Sheldon and enjoy this charming spinoff that has captured the hearts of fans everywhere.

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