HBO Max acquires the rights of Young Sheldon.
The recently released HBO Max service has gained exclusive distribution rights to Young Sheldon, where it will reside alongside the 12 seasons of its parent The Big Bang Theory. This is equivalent to 344 half-hours (and counting!) detailing the life of future Nobel laureate physicist Sheldon Cooper.
The precise date for Young Sheldon's streaming launch is yet to be confirmed.
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Meanwhile, series co-creators Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro said in a statement:
In order for Sheldon Cooper to visit his younger self, he would need to manipulate spacetime. All you actually need is HBO Max. We are so pleased that Young Sheldon will be reunited with his future self on HBO Max, and we are excited for fans, new and old, to be able to binge both The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon for the first time.
HBO Max content chief Kevin Reilly added, “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.”
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Young Sheldon, which got renewed for season 4 at CBS, centers on a genius kid's childhood in rural Texas. The first three seasons concentrated on Sheldon's high school years, while Season 4 would see the 11-year-old begin college at East Texas Tech.
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In addition to the odd easter egg, Young Sheldon looked at what will come of Dr. Cooper's life following the events of The Big Bang Theory. For starters, the Season 1 finale confirmed Sheldon and Amy finally had twins. Many stories depicted the roots of "Soft Kitty" and the catchphrase of "Bazinga," as well as a ride to Sheldon 's future alma mater CalTech.
The series frequently included younger versions of Leonard, Penny, Amy, Howard, Raj and Bernadette, and most recently included Kaley Cuoco's unannounced voice cameo.