Stars of The Big Bang Theory are ‘very comfortable’ with the series drawing to a close after season 12, according to Johnny Galecki.
Following comments from fellow cast member Kunal Nayer, who said that the show “is going to come to an end, and sooner rather than later”, Galecki – who plays Leonard – has now claimed that the twelfth series is in fact likely to be the last outing for the gang.
The actor was asked about the show’s ending during the 2018 TCA Winter Press Tour.
“The only manner in which the cast has discussed wrapping [the show] has been that we’re all going to be very sad when that day comes,” he said, according to E! Online.
“But I think at this point everyone’s very comfortable with 12 seasons being a good time to go home and see our families.”
While it was hinted at that the tenth season would be the last back in 2016, the show was renewed for a further two years.
“Why would everyone walk away from something that’s so good?” Nayyar said. “No-one would. Not the studio, not the actors, not anyone. We’d all be foolish. But it is the industry and unless pen is on paper and you’re signed, sealed, delivered, anything can happen. There was never real doubt in my mind, but things can happen.”
Season 11 of The Big Bang Theory premiered on September 25 2017.
Meanwhile, the show’s prequel Young Sheldon has been renewed for a second series – after it received a warm reaction from U.S. critics. The prequel follows the formative years of theoretical physicist Sheldon Cooper, with nine-year-old Iain Armitage taking over from Jim Parsons in the youthful inception of the character.