CBS has released the first official photos from the anticipated Big Bang Theory spinoff on Wednesday -- and young star Iain Armitage, who plays young Sheldon Cooper, is absolutely adorable as the miniature version of the mathematics genius.
Created by Big Bang's Chuck Lorre and Steve Molaro, the half-hour, single-camera comedy follows a 9-year-old Sheldon (Armitage) as he grows up in East Texas and "embarks on an innocent, awkward and hopeful journey toward the man he will become."
Big Bang star Jim Parsons, who plays adult Sheldon on the flagship series, will narrate and serve as executive producer. Jon Favreau directed the first episode and will also exec produce.
In this first look photo, young Sheldon's already rocking the bowtie, checkered shirt and slacks look -- topped off with a small briefcase!
Viewers will also get to spend time with Sheldon and his family, including his mother Mary (Zoe Perry, pictured below), father George Sr. (Lance Barber) and siblings Georgie (Montana Jordan) and Missy (Raegan Revord).
"He's wonderful," the 44-year-old actor said of Armitage, 9. "So many kids sent in [tapes] and it was really overwhelming. But this one little guy was really special."
Jim Parsons out and about
Jim Parsons out and about
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Jim Parsons -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured (l-r): Diane Lane and Jim Parsons -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03: Actor Jim Parsons is seen on May 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Patricia Schlein/Star Max/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Jim Parsons arrives at the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actor Jim Parsons attends Vanity Fair and Genesis Celebrate 'Hidden Figures' on February 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actors Jim Parsons (L) and Taraji P. Henson attend Vanity Fair and Genesis Celebrate 'Hidden Figures' on February 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actor Jim Parsons attends People And EIF's Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Gala at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for People Magazine)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 20: Actor Jim Parsons visits New York for the premiere of his weekly talk show 'Jim Parsons is Too Stupid for Politics' exclusively on SiriusXM Radio Andy channel 102 at SiriusXM Studios on January 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Jim Parsons poses at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 475 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Jim Parsons during an interview with host Seth Meyers on January 19, 2017 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 03: Actor Jim Parsons arrives for Variety's celebration of '10 Directors To Watch' and Creative Impact Awards at Parker Palm Springs on January 3, 2017 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/Getty Images)
PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 02: Jim Parsons arrives at the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 2, 2017 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
"Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro are really heading it but they're always really sweet about asking, 'What would you think?' and I'm like, 'I think it's great,'" Parsons said of casting his role. "I kind of don't want to get in the way too much because whoever the kids is has to do his own thing. You know what I mean? If it's going to be special it has to be related to what's going on but also its own creature, you know? I'm excited about it though."
Young Sheldon premieres after The Big Bang Theory season 11 return on Monday, Sept. 25 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT before debuting in its regular time slot Thursday, Nov. 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.