New Big Bang Theory Series Coming To Newly Rebranded Max
Warner Bros. Discovery has announced that a new Big Bang Theory series is coming to the newly rebranded Max streaming platform. Executive producer Chuck Lorre will be developing the new series which will be “derived from” the flagship series.
The series stars Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kunal Nayyar, Simon Helberg, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch, and Kevin Sussman as a group of friends and scientists whose life is turned upside down when Penny moves in across the hall. The series ran for 12 seasons and 279 episodes until breakout star Parsons decided to walk away which led to the series’ conclusion. Parson’s character Sheldon got a prequel series titled Young Sheldon that has run for six seasons now.
The core cast was burning a hole in the series budget earning over $1M as a whole plus ownership point on the series through their deals. Chuck Lorre had previously spoken about the series and its ending and noted the series would only continue with the original cast, saying:
“I couldn’t wrap my head around the idea of going on without the whole ensemble — and the whole ensemble is why we succeeded. In pulling it apart and re-approaching it as a fraction of what it was just never felt right to me. I’ve seen other shows try and fail to take a character out of their realm and carry on. And maybe Frasier is the only thing I could think of off the top of my head where it really did work, thanks to the lightning strike of David Hyde Pierce.”
As we wait for more details on the new series, you can watch The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon on HBO Max.