Chuck Lorre Developing New ‘Big Bang Theory’ Spinoff at HBO Max: What We Know So Far

Chuck Lorre Developing New 'Big Bang Theory' Spinoff at HBO Max: What We Know So Far

Chuck Lorre, the co-creator of “The Big Bang Theory” and “Young Sheldon,” is developing another comedy series based on the IP via his deal with Warner Bros. Television. The news was announced during Warner Bros. Discovery’s press day for its new streaming service, Max, where the new “Big Bang” project would be streamed. Although there are no plot details, it is expected to be an hour-long series featuring a mostly new cast, with the potential for known “Big Bang” stars to appear in guest spots.

“The Big Bang Theory” aired on CBS for 12 seasons, bringing the network major ratings successes, with almost 18 million viewers for its series finale. “Young Sheldon” premiered in 2017 and is currently on its sixth season, with a seventh season already greenlit. The spinoff, starring Iain Armitage as the nine-year-old version of Jim Parsons’ character from the original series, is consistently the most viewed comedy on the air.

The new “Big Bang” series would mark Lorre’s second project at Max, following “How to Be a Bookie,” which is currently in production. The show is a comedy series starring Sebastian Maniscalco, Omar J. Dorsey, Andrea Anders, Vanessa Ferlito, and Jorge Garcia, with Lorre, Maniscalco, and Nick Bakay as executive producers.

It is worth noting that Warner Bros. Discovery has invested heavily in Max, and the new “Big Bang” series is just one of many high-profile projects in development for the platform, including a new “Sex and the City” series, a “Dune” spinoff series, and a “Harry Potter” series. The company also aims to expand internationally and is exploring opportunities in Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

The news of another addition to the “Big Bang Theory” universe comes as the original show is being pulled from Netflix in the US, with all 12 seasons of the series set to be available on HBO Max starting in May. “Young Sheldon” will remain on CBS All Access, which is being rebranded as Paramount+ on March 4th.

It remains to be seen how audiences will react to a new “Big Bang” series, but Lorre has a proven track record with the franchise, and the success of “Young Sheldon” suggests that there is still interest in the world of “The Big Bang Theory.” With no plot details yet announced, fans will have to wait to see what Lorre has in store for the next chapter in this popular comedy series.