Young Sheldon: E4 finally sets UK air date

E4 has announced it will start airing Big Bang Theory prequel Young Sheldon from next week...

We found out many, many months ago that Young Sheldon would be arriving in the UK this year on E4, the UK home of its parent show, The Big Bang Theory. Now, we finally have a premiere date: Thursday 22nd February at 8.30pm.

Thirteen episodes of the prequel sitcom will tell the story of life’s travails for pint-sized prepubescent genius Sheldon Cooper as he grows up in Texas. 

More as we have it.

Young Sheldon cast and crew

Jim Parsons has executive produced the show for CBS, the pilot of which was directed by none other than Iron Man, Chef, The Jungle Book and Elf helmsman John Favreau. Iain Armitage (Big Little Lies), nabbed the role of young Sheldon. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the casting last March, describing the show as “Malcolm In The Middle but with a young version of Sheldon.”

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Sheldon’s mum, Mary, is Zoe Perry of NCIS and The Family. Perry’s mother, Laurie Metcalf, plays the role of Sheldon’s mum in The Big Bang Theory itself.

Young Sheldon was written by The Big Bang Theory‘s co-creator Chuck Lorre and its showrunner Steve Molaro.