The first five seasons of the popular Warner Bros. TV comedy series, which is set to end its run on CBS with the upcoming seventh season, will start streaming on Netflix in the US starting Nov. 24.
In the U.S., the Big Bang Theory spinoff had been streaming on Warner Bros. TV sibling Max which landed the exclusive streaming rights in 2020 having also secured exclusively the mothership series. Max had been billed as the U.S. streaming home of the Big Bang Theory franchise that also includes a new spinoff in development as a Max original.
That is now changing with the Young Sheldon U.S. streaming rights being shared by Netflix and Max, which will continue to carry the Big Bang Theory prequel. The move is part of the shift from exclusivity to licensing content that Max and Warner Bros. TV parent Warner Bros. Discovery — as well as other media companies — have made over the past year. It has included a number of HBO titles, including Insecure and Band Of Brothers, also getting licensed to Netflix on a non-exclusive basis.
The two biggest Warner Bros. TV-produced comedy series, Friends and The Big Bang Theory, will continue to be available only on Max in the U.S.
Young Sheldon already has been available on Netflix in a slew of international territories.
From creators, executive producers and writers Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, the series centers on Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage), a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science, which isn’t always helpful in a land where church and football are king. And while the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naïve Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him.