10 Behind-The-Scenes Facts And Trivia About The "Big Bang Theory" Spinoff "Young Sheldon"

1.The idea for the series came from Jim Parsons, who plays adult Sheldon in The Big Bang Theory.

2.Iain Armitage was just eight years old when he was cast to play the titular character.

3.He was practically a shoo-in after his initial audition.

4.Pretty impressive, considering he had to memorize a three-page monologue.

5.Parsons worked with Armitage to help the younger actor find the character.

6.Medford, Texas isn't a real place, but according to Redditors, it's a fairly accurate depiction of small-town Texas.

7. The theme song was written by Steve Burns from Blue's Clues.

8.Burns has also appeared in a few episodes of Young Sheldon as a Trekkie called Nathan.

9. Laurie Metcalf, who played Sheldon's mom on The Big Bang Theory, told her daughter, Zoe Perry, to go out for the same role on Young Sheldon.

10. This isn't the first time Perry has played the younger version of one of her mom's characters.

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