What would the future of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ stars have looked like in the next season? Let’s find out!
The iconic sitcom, ‘The Big Bang Theory‘, ended in 2019. Fans were sad to see their favourite series come to an end. Sadly, fans never got to know what creator Chuck Lorre had planned to include in the lives of Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons), Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik), Penny (Kaley Cuoco), Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki), Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg), Bernadette Rostenkowski (Melissa Ivy Rauch), and Kunal Nayyar (Raj).
- Had Chuck Lorre already planned a season 13th and 14th of ‘The Big Bang Theory’?
- Writers of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ talk about the finale episode
- ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Season 13 cast and their stories
Had Chuck Lorre already planned a season 13th and 14th of ‘The Big Bang Theory’?
Over the years, Chuck Lorre has created elven TV shows through his four-decade career.
In an interview with “The Hollywood Reporter”, creator Chuck Lorre confirmed that there were talks of renewing ‘The Big Bang Theory’ for a season 13 and 14, but Jim Parsons came to him and said he was done. He told Lorre that he wanted to move on. Lorre decided long ago that he would not do a series if any of the principal players were not in it. He did not want to explain away the absence of a major character. He felt that you do not just pull it apart and put it back together again and expect the same results.
Lorre felt that his hesitations might have been about his ability to keep going. But he never felt it was his place to get in the way of this show. Considering the extraordinary success, he did not want to step in front of it.
“It gets bigger than you and you’ve just gotta get out of the way”
Writers of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ talk about the finale episode
In an interview with “Deadline”, writers of ‘The Big Bang Theory’, Steven Molaro and Steve Holland talked about its finale episode. They were also asked what their key priorities or the challenges they recognized from the start were.
Holland mentioned how the episode gave them all a lot of sleepless nights. They were aware that endings are hard, and they were also aware of the pressure on it. A lot of that pressure came from themselves and really wanting to stick the landing. He felt that his approach emerged from various conversations that began early that year when they knew this would be the final season. That gave them a lot of time to plan, and they ended up landing on what the feeling of the finale was going to be and not really trying a big, final ‘The End’ stamp on it. They knew the audience was saying goodbye to these characters. But these characters did not need to be saying goodbye to each other.
They also talked about Sheldon’s winning speech in Sweden where he expressed his feelings for his friends.
Molaro recalled that the show had always been an ensemble and it was important to them to honour that ensemble. Everyone knew they were driving toward the Nobel Prize, but it was to make this moment, not just Sheldon and Amy’s moment but everybody’s. It felt like a great way for them to give this big moment of character development to Sheldon, too. Even though he can be a selfish character, to turn the spotlight toward his friends showed how much they mean to him, that is a big thing for him.
‘The Big Bang Theory’ Season 13 cast and their stories
At the end of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Season 12, we found out that Penny is pregnant. Hence a possible season 13 would have shown us how Penny and Leonard would behave as a parent. If you recall, Penny had always mentioned that she never wanted kids. So, it would have been more interesting to see Penny adapt to motherhood.
We also saw Amy and Sheldon struggle with physical intimacy on the show. Hence, it would have been interesting to see both Sheldon and Amy grow in their relationship. Through the prequel series, ‘Young Sheldon‘ fans of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ got to know that both Amy and Sheldon have a boy named Leonard. Jim Parsons, as the narrator, mentioned that he named his child Leonard after Leonard Nimoy.