Young Sheldon season 7 release date speculation, plot, cast, and news

The Big Bang Theory spin-off series is heading into its seventh season. Here's what we know about the Young Sheldon season 7 release date, plot, and cast.

Young Sheldon season 7 release date: The cats of Young Sheldon

When is the Young Sheldon season 7 release date? Yeah, that’s right — The Big Bang Theory spin-off is on its seventh season now. As the title suggests, the heartwarming series acts as a prequel to The Big Bang Theory, following the childhood of Sheldon Cooper and his family as he grows up in rural Texas.

Young Sheldon has stood the test of time, proving to be popular with fans and critics alike, and is one of the best TV series for fans of The Big Bang Theory to watch. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a seventh season of the was commissioned back in 2021 and now fans are anxious for news on the return of the show, which is among the best comedy series around.

With that in mind, we’ve conducted some research and found out everything we can about the new season. Here’s what we know about the Young Sheldon season 7 release date, plot, cast list, and much more.

Young Sheldon season 7 release date speculation

Young Sheldon season 7 was scheduled for a fall 2023 release, but has now been indefinitely delayed. We’re now expecting season 7 to release in late 2024 instead.

Why was it delayed? Well, for starters, 2023 Writers Strike rightfully put a hold on the development of most productions. And, although it’s now over, there’s still the ongoing Actors Strike. Young Sheldon won’t continue filming until the negotiations with SAG-AFTRA have been resolved, as confirmed by Raegan Revord, who plays Missy.

When asked when we could expect a new season of the show on her Instagram, Revord replied bluntly: “When the strike is over.” All this means that, if the Actors Strike is settled by the end of 2023, they’ll need the best part of a year to finish writing and shoot the season.

young sheldon season 7 release date: georgie and sheldon

Who is in the Young Sheldon season 7 cast?

We can expect the whole Cooper family to be back, along with Jim Parsons returning for narrator duties. 

This is what we’ve seen with previous seasons, and there’s no indication that this will change. Honestly, at this point, we’re wondering if there’ll be a time when it becomes necessary for Parsons to take over the role of Sheldon himself, since we’re rapidly approaching a bit of an age clash.

Here’s the expected cast for Young Sheldon season 7:

  • Iain Armitage as Sheldon Cooper
  • Zoe Perry as Mary Cooper
  • Lance Barber as George Cooper
  • Montana Jordan as Georgie Cooper
  • Raegan Revord as Missy Cooper
  • Annie Potts as Meemaw
  • Emily Osment as Mandy
  • Dan Byrd as Pastor Rob
  • Melissa Peterman as Brenda Sparks

young sheldon season 7 release date: george and mary

What will Young Sheldon season 7 be about?

Season 7 will likely follow Sheldon and Mary in Germany as the rest of the family deals with the aftermath of the tornado.

The season 6 finale saw Sheldon and Mary head to Germany to spend the summer there, with Sheldon determined to get into CalTech. His relationship with twin sister Missy is on the rocks after he told their parents about her sneaking out, so the question of whether they’ll patch things up will likely linger over season 7.

Speaking of fraught relationships, we’ll probably see more of George’s growing connection to Brenda Sparks as the rift between him and Mary widens. At least Georgie and Mandy are happy, though — they got engaged at the end of season 6, while Meemaw prepares to move in with the Coopers after her home was destroyed in the tornado.

We know from the parent show that George dies suddenly of a heart attack when Sheldon reaches his teens, and with rumors circulating that season 7 could be the last, it’s very possible that this is where the series ends.

young sheldon season 7 release date: sheldon and missy

Is there a Young Sheldon season 7 trailer?

Unfortunately, there isn’t a trailer for Young Sheldon season 7 yet, and we don’t expect there to be one until 2024.

With the delay, we’re now not expecting a trailer to arrive until 2024. In the meantime, here’s the trailer for the season 6 finale, in case you wanted a recap of where we’re at now.

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Where can I watch Young Sheldon season 7?

Young Sheldon season 7 will air on CBS in the US and Channel 4/E4 in the UK, but there are a number of other streaming options, too.

Stateside fans can catch up on Young Sheldon on HBO Max or Paramount Plus, while UK audiences will be able to buy or rent the series on Amazon Prime Video or Apple TV Plus.

It’s also worth noting that Young Sheldon isn’t available on Paramount Plus in the UK yet, but likely will be in the future.

young sheldon season 7 release date: annie potts as meemaw

How many episodes will Young Sheldon season 7 have?

As with season 6, 22 episodes have been ordered for Young Sheldon season 7.

However, with the strikes causing various production delays, it’s entirely possible that season 7 will end up having fewer episodes — especially if they want to prioritize getting the series out earlier.

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