And from each Sheldon emerges a new, younger Sheldon, and the Sheldon life cycle begins anew. According to Deadline, CBS has ordered Young Sheldon, the network’s Big Bang Theory spinoff prequel, straight to series; Jon Favreau will direct and executive-produce the show’s pilot episode. Iain Armitage will portray theoretical physicist Sheldon Cooper as a 9-year-old, preternaturally intelligent and headed to high school in his hometown of Galveston, Texas. Sheldon’s evangelical Christian mother Mary Cooper, portrayed on BBT by Laurie Metcalf, will be played by Metcalf’s own daughter, Zoe Perry. Jim Parsons will provide narration as adult Sheldon. Hypothetically, in the world of the show, might Future Sheldon visit Young Sheldon via time machine to reassure him that yes, one day in the very distant future, he will lose his virginity? If so, did we just inadvertently ruin the season-five finale?