The Big Bang Theory’s beloved character Mary Cooper has landed a role in an upcoming show and here’s what we know so far.

Starring in Hulu’s upcoming limited series called The Dropout is Laurie Metcalf. Best known as Mary Cooper in Big Bang Theory, she will be playing a completely different role.

In the new role, Laurie will play Phyllis Gardner, a successful scientist, doctor, and entrepreneur.

This limited series will follow her life and highlight the challenges she experienced as a successful woman in male-dominated industries.

Having battled sexism her entire career, Phyllis will essentially be revealing truths about a billion-dollar business that failed.

The business in question belonged to Elizabeth Holmes (Amanda Seyfried).

As a college dropout, Elizabeth used her skills to create Theranos, a medical start-up company.

With Theranos a success and Elizabeth dubbed the next generation’s Steve Jobs, she loses it all.

It is revealed that as she created a myth, with none of the technology actually working and people gravely ill, Elizabeth’s dreams completely crumble.

With Phyllis being a successful scientist and doctor, she will bring revelations to light.

This will be a more serious role for Laurie Metcalfe as she is widely known and loved for her part as Mary Cooper in the Big Bang Theory.

In the comedy, she’s the mother of Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) and Laurie starred in this role from the pilot episode right down to the season finale.

Mary Cooper also featured in the sequel show, Young Sheldon, however, the role was played by Zoe Perry, her daughter in real life.

Alongside Amanda Seyfried, Laurie will also be in The Dropout with William H. Macy, Laurie Metcalf, Elizabeth Marvel, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Kate Burton, Stephen Fry, Michel Gill, Michael Ironside, Bill Irwin and Josh Pais.

As well as solving this mystery, the series will explore themes of romance, deception tragedy, and money.

With Laurie’s accolades as an award-winning actress, there’s no doubt she will excel in her role as Phyllis Gardener.

As The Dropout has just been announced, production for the Hulu series will begin this summer.

Viewers will be interested to see how a college dropout, can become a self-made billionaire and then completely lose it all.

There’s no telling when the show will finally air on TV, but will post updates when they become available.


By Ivaylo Angelov

Ivaylo Angelov born in Bulgaria, Varna graduated School Geo Milev is Tvserieswelove's Soaps Editor and oversees all of the section's news, features, spoilers and interviews.