HBO Max – the WarnerMedia streaming platform that launched in the US last week — has acquired the exclusive US SVoD rights to The Big Bang Theory prequel series Young Sheldon in a deal with Warner Bros Domestic Television Distribution.
HBO Max is also the streaming home of the entire library of The Big Bang Theory.
“We now feel like our Big Bang offering is complete,” said Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, HBO Max, president TNT, TBS, and TruTV. “We are so proud to be the home of this beloved franchise and the place where new and existing fans can learn about young Sheldon Cooper’s roots.”
“In order for Sheldon Cooper to visit his younger self, he would need to manipulate spacetime. All you actually need is HBO Max,” said Young Sheldon creators/executive producers Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro. “We are so pleased that Young Sheldon will once again be reunited with his future self on HBO Max, and we are excited for fans, new and old, to be able to binge both The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon for the first time.”
Young Sheldon is currently the number-one comedy on network television with total viewers, Teens, and all key 25-54 demos.