Young Sheldon begins on Nine next week

America’s number one comedy, Young Sheldon, premieres in Australia next week.

The Big Bang Theory audiences have come to know and love the eccentric and extraordinary Sheldon Cooper, and now in a new half-hour comedy series, viewers have the chance to meet him in childhood. 

Young Sheldon stars Iain Armitage as Sheldon, Lance Barber as father George, Zoe Perry as mother Mary,Montana Jordan, as Georgie, the older brother, and Raegen Revord, Sheldon’s twin sister Missy.

In the premiere episode we meet nine-year-old Sheldon and his family for the first time. It isn’t easy growing up in East Texas when you are a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics – and science isn’t always helpful in a land where church and football are king. And while the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naïve Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him.

His father, George, struggles to find his way as a high school football coach and as a father to Sheldon, who he just does not understand. Sheldon’s mother, Mary, fiercely protects and nurtures her son in a town where he doesn’t fit in. Georgie, Sheldon’s older brother, does his best in high school but finds it tough to be cool when he takes the same classes with his younger brother. Finally, there’s Missy, Sheldon’s twin sister, who sometimes resents all the attention Sheldon gets, but also remains the one person who can reliably tell Sheldon the truth.

Young Sheldon premieres on Monday, March 26, at 7.30pm on Nine , with new episodes of The Big Bang Theory to follow at 8.00pm.