Every episode of The Big Bang Theory that airs, unfortunately brings us closer and closer to the end. One thing that the fans have in common with the series’ stars, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, and Johnny Galecki among them, is the fact that everyone is getting ready to say goodbye. That’s certainly the message we’re getting in a series of videos that Entertainment Weekly recently issued in conjunction with their cover story on the show.
Kaley, who, of course, plays Penny, is certainly making sure that her plate is full. For starters, she’s providing the voice to the Joker’s ex-girlfriend Dr. Harleen Quinzel (aka Harley Quinn) on the DC Universe streaming service animated series, Harley Quinn, which begins airing later this season. Besides voicing Harley, she also serves as an executive producer. Even more excitingly, she will be starring in, producing and has created a limited series in the works called The Flight Attendant, based on Chris Bohjalian novel of the same name.
Wikipedia describes the series, which will definitely be a change of pace role for Kaley, this way: “In the TV show, flight attendant Cassandra Bowden [Kaley] wakes in her hotel room hungover from the night before in Dubai with a dead body lying next to her. Afraid to call the police, she continues her morning as if nothing happened, joining the other flight attendants and pilots traveling to the airport. In New York, she is met by FBI agents who question her about her recent layover in Dubai. Still unable to piece the night together, she begins to wonder if she could be the killer.”
Johnny Galecki, aka Leonard Hofstadter, hasn’t announced any post-BBT plans at this point, though he’s made no secret of the fact that he still loves the cast and crew of the Roseanne spin-off, The Conners. If that show should get renewed for a second season, once can expect him to pop up, possibly on a recurring basis.
Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper) will presumably continue to narrate and produce the Young Sheldon prequel to The Big Bang Theory. Additionally, he’s been cast as “Larry Simpson” in the thriller Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, which stars Zac Efron as serial killer Ted Bundy.
No new projects announced yet by Simon Helberg (Howard), Kunal Nayyar (Rajesh), or Mayim Bialik (Amy). But Melissa Rauch (Bernadette) has a film in post-production called The Laundromat. It’s directed by Steven Soderbergh and co-stars Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, and Antonio Banderas. In it, a group of journalists are attempting to recover 11.5 million files that will link the world’s biggest political figures to secret banking accounts that have been created to allow them not to pay taxes.
Over the next couple of months, there are obviously going to be a lot of goodbyes to come.