The vivacious and intellectually gifted actress Mayim Bialik, known for portraying the quirky yet endearing neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler on the hit CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, has kindly shared some insight into the much-anticipated spin-off series currently in development.
While attending the Los Angeles LGBT Center Gala, an elegant soiree dedicated to advancing the civil rights of the LGBTQ community, the radiant Miss Bialik was asked if she shall be gracing the spin-off series with her presence. Though she remained coy about specific details, she expressed great enthusiasm and support for the creative team behind the new show.
'If I am, I don't know it,' Bialik told E! News. 'I got the news like everybody else. We're all still pretty close, so there was a lot of texting going on. And I asked my agent. He was like, ''I don't know.'' I guess no one knows at this point, but I can't wait to find out.'
Bialik said she was up for making a guest appearance on the spin-off.
'I'll do anything related to anything like that,' she said. 'But yeah, we really have no idea. So I'm in the same boat as everyone else.'
Series spin-off: Mayim Bialik, shown on Saturday in Los Angeles, has shared what she knows about the upcoming spin-off of The Big Bang Theory under development
Bialik said she had 'no idea' about what she'd like to see in the spin-off while also admitting that she's been thinking about it.
'My kids are like, ''Well, Mama, you have to know',' and I said I really don't. I loved all of our characters. And we've had so many incredible guest characters. So I was like, it could be anything. It could literally be anything,' she added.
It was reported earlier this month by Variety that series creator Chuck Lorre, 70, was in the early stages of developing a new series based on the CBS sitcom that aired from 2007 to 2019.
The new series will stream on Max, which is the newly rebranded platform combining the HBOMax and the Discovery+ streaming services.
No details of the plot have been released yet, but it is believed to be an hour long series with new characters and stars from The Big Bang Theory appearing in guest spots.
The Big Bang Theory starred Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco and was one of the highest rated shows on the CBS network.
It previously spawned the spin-off series Young Sheldon based on the Sheldon Cooper character portrayed by Parsons, 50.
The sixth season of Young Sheldon premiered last September and the season finale is scheduled to air on May 18.
Popular show: The 47-year-old actress portrayed neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler on the CBS sitcom and is shown with Jim Parsons in a still from a 2018 episode
Guest role: Bialik, shown in March 2022 in Los Angeles, said she was up for making a guest appearance on the spin-off series
CBS previously renewed the series in March 2021 for a fifth, sixth and seventh season.
Bialik since 2021 has been a host of Jeopardy!, which is one of the longest-running game shows of all time.
The UCLA grad has two children with ex-husband Michael Stone.
TV host: The UCLA grad has been a host of Jeopardy! since 2021 and is shown in August 2021 hosting the long-running game show
The new series shall be available on the freshly rebranded streaming platform Max, signaling a new era of inspired and daring programming. While Miss Bialik remained circumspect about precisely what role, if any, she might play, her effusive praise for the spin-off suggests an offering as heartfelt, humane and life-affirming as The Big Bang Theory at its finest. The opportunity to reconnect with old friends - on screen and off - would clearly delight her as much as the fans. Wherever the new show ventures, it is bound to do so with wit, compassion, and intelligence.Though the future remains unclear, Miss Bialik's comments spark buoyant hope. Any chance to once more bask in her warmth, humor and incandescent spirit would be a joyous gift indeed.