Chuck Lorre Is ‘a Nervous Wreck’ About ‘Young Sheldon’ – Here’s Why

TCA 2017: “Big Bang Theory” and “Two and a Half Men” creator has never worked on a single-camera sitcom before

Last Updated: August 1, 2017 @ 12:22 PM

Chuck Lorre has some reservations about “Young Sheldon” — but perhaps not for the reasons that readers might assume.

“I’m a nervous wreck,” Lorre admitted Tuesday of his new series’ single-camera setup, which is a foreign filming technique for the man behind “The Big Bang Theory” and “Two and a Half Men.”

“It’s an entirely different animal. It’s a wholly different way to tell a story, and the working process is very different,” he continued. “It’s much slower.”

“Young Sheldon” also marks the first time Lorre has worked with narration. Fortunately, for that, he’s got Jim Parsons — oh, and some inspiration from “The Wonder Years,” which he copped to when asked. You could do worse on both fronts.

Filming without a multi-cam’s studio audience is also “more intimate,” the executive producer added during the Television Critics Association press tour — and it’s certainly the superior setup for child actors.

After all, that “closed setting” affords young actors like Ian Armitage “the time to develop these characters,” Lorre said.

They don’t have a endless amounts of time, however: “Young Sheldon” debuts Sept. 25 on CBS.