Get ready for another round of “Bazinga” as “The Big Bang Theory” is making a return to television, albeit in a slightly different form. Recent reports from The Hollywood Reporter and various outlets reveal that Max, formerly known as HBO Max, is set to host a brand-new spin-off of the beloved series. Original creator Chuck Lorre, who co-created the original alongside Bill Prady for CBS, is on board for this latest venture.
Max has long been the exclusive streaming home for “TBBT,” making it a natural fit for the spin-off. While details about the upcoming series remain shrouded in mystery, Lorre and his team are keeping tight-lipped. Back in 2019, Lorre expressed openness to spin-offs, emphasizing the importance of passion over economics in creating a show.
The unexpected news of another “Big Bang Theory” installment has sparked a range of reactions on social media. Some, like @Cody__Comics, question the need for another entry in the franchise, while @Two_Cams25 is content to bid farewell after “Young Sheldon” concludes. @Dsinister1 and others express disappointment in the seemingly endless wave of sequels, prequels, and reboots in modern Hollywood.
On the flip side, there’s a group optimistic about the new show. @WorldOfTigra hopes for a focus on Penny’s younger years with Katey Sagal reprising her role as her mother. @DsouzaJoysun suggests a program dedicated to Penny’s ex, Zack Johnson (Brian Thomas Smith). @CfenwickJ speculates that the spin-off is a response to the success of “Young Sheldon” and proposes a focus on Leonard’s childhood.