UPDATE (6 p.m. ET): The first “Young Sheldon” trailer has arrived!
EARLIER: This is not one of Sheldon’s emergency preparedness drills. There are no bazingas coming. This is real, people.
We finally have the first images of the upcoming “Big Bang Theory” spinoff, “Young Sheldon.” Ladies, gentlemen, Klingons and everyone else, without further ado ...
The CBS show stars Iain Armitage as a 9-year-old version of the character living with his family in East Texas and attending high school. This new photo appears to show “genius” Sheldon preparing for his first day of class.
Sheldon obviously looks much different since he’s only a kid on the show, but the original Sheldon won’t be far away. Jim Parsons will narrate the series and serve as executive producer with Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro and Todd Spiewak. Jon Favreau will direct the pilot.
Another photo shows Sheldon with his mom, played by Zoe Perry. The role was originally played by Perry’s real-life mom, Laurie Metcalf, on “Big Bang Theory.”
According to reports, other characters you can expect to see in “Young Sheldon” include Sheldon’s various family members. His father George Sr. is played by Lance Barber and his siblings, Georgie and Missy, will be played by Montana Jordan and Raegan Revord, respectively.
Overall, the show sounds like the ‘90s sitcom “Smart Guy,” in which Tahj Mowry played a young genius also going to high school. “Smart Guy” was great, so we have high hopes.
From the looks of Sheldon living it up with a train set, it appears he has high hopes, too. All aboard!
“Young Sheldon” premieres after “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS Monday, Sept. 25, at 8:30 p.m. ET.