Young Sheldon: Annie Potts Cast in The Big Bang Theory Spinoff

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Annie Potts has been cast in a pivotal role in the Big Bang Theory spinoff Young Sheldon

Annie Potts has been cast in a pivotal role in the Big Bang Theory spinoff Young Sheldon

Annie Potts (Ghostbusters) has been cast in a pivotal role in the upcoming The Big Bang Theory spinoff Young Sheldon from CBS, according to THR. Potts will play Meemaw, Sheldon’s grandmother who is frequently referenced as someone that Sheldon adores. She actually appeared on The Big Bang Theory in Season 9. She’s described as “a woman who is very supportive of her grandson and his unique gifts.”

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The show is the story of a young Sheldon Cooper (Ian Armitage), a character Emmy Award-winning actor Jim Parsons made famous in the long-running series. The series is narrated by Parsons as the adult Sheldon, and takes on some of the stories about his childhood that he’s told over the years of the original show. Laurie Metcalfe plays Sheldon’s mom in The Big Bang Theory, and her real-life daughter Zoe Perry plays the younger version of the character. The vocal similarity is uncanny. His father, played by Lance Barber, a person Sheldon has had a difficult relationship with. You can check out the trailer in the player below.

Young Sheldon also stars Raegan Revord and Montana Jordan. Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak will serve as executive producers of the series, from Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Annie Potts is known for her work in the films Pretty in Pink and Ghostbusters and the TV series Designing WomenGCBAny Day Now and Love & War. She was the voice of Bo Peep in Toy Story 2.

What do you think of Annie Potts being cast in Young Sheldon? Are you excited for more seasons of The Big Bang Theory? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or tweet us @ComingSoonnet.

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