The Big Bang Theory premiered in 2007, and quickly became one of the most successful sitcoms of all time on television, attracting the attention of a considerable legion of fans around the world.
For twelve long seasons, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Mayin Bialik, Kunal Nayyar, Simon Helberg and Melissa Rauch, made their followers laugh with the occurrences of each of the members of the group of scientific friends who love comics.
As we know, The Big Bang Theory came to an end with season 12 on the CBS network in May 2019. And for two years, there has been much speculation about whether Jim Parsons, interpreter of Sheldon Cooper, was the one who decided end the hit comedy.
According to the Deadline medium, during the beginning of the filming of season 12 a meeting took place in the office of the creator of The Big Bang Theory, Chuck Lorre. It was the moment when Parsons, expressed his desire not to continue beyond the twelfth installment.
In this sense, with Parsons, Galecki and Cuoco the main stars of the program, Lorre affirmed that The Big Bang Theory could not continue without any of them. Therefore, it was decided that season 12 was the last of the series.
But why did Jim Parsons make the decision not to continue his role as Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory? Since then, the Sheldon star has revealed the problems that were daunting him at the time.
About his personal decision to walk away from the hit sitcom, Jim Parsons revealed to The Hollywood Reporter when the final episode of The Big Bang Theory aired, that it occurred to him not to sign another contract after season 12 reached its conclusion. conclusion. Parsons went on to add that there were “no factors” and “no situations” that led to his decision, but that “when you know, you know.” This added the actor:
However, about two years later Parsons spoke about having a particularly “dark” moment in his life after season 11 of The Big Bang Theory, which helped shape his decision to walk away from the CBS sitcom. In a conversation with David Tennant Does a Podcast With, the actor spoke about being on “a rocky road”, touching on his grueling work schedule, the death of one of his dogs, and an injury that befell him while making The Boys in. the Band on Broadway.