Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons developing new gay TV comedy
The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons is developing a new gay TV comedy.
Parsons is set to imminently bow out of his role on The Big Bang Theory after 12 years, as the long-running show finally comes to a close.
The out actor, who is TV’s highest-paid star due to his lucrative contract on the sitcom, is already planning new projects.
Deadline reports that Parsons is developing a new gay-themed comedy series.
Parsons’ production company That’s Wonderful Productions is behind planned new show The Inn Crowd, a new show that will centre on a gay couple who open a new inn in a small rural town.
The show is in development at NBC, with Parsons and husband Todd Spiewak signed on as executive producers.
The show, penned by David Holden, is based on the true story of the Inn at Little Washington, in Rappahannock County, Virginia, which was operated by gay couple Patrick O’Connell and Reinhardt Lynch.
Opening up about their wedding earlier this year, Parson said: “The big deal, which really took me by surprise was how… and this goes to me being a bit of a traditionalist or maybe just human, was how meaningful the day was.
“We did it because it was meaningful, but to actually go through the wedding; to be there in front of all of your loved ones, and your family. It gave such meaning to doing this so people could bear witness to it.
“It meant so much more to me than I was prepared for. Especially having grown up where it wasn’t a possibility, and so it wasn’t a dream.
“I’m thrilled we did it, and it feels so traditional to me, it feels so ‘mom and dad’… but not, obviously!”
He added: “To be in love, to find love in that way, is as close as anything else I’ve found in life that gives me the feeling of being close to God.
“I remember when we first got together – I can’t believe i’m going to go into this – when we first got together I can remember lying in bed, closing my eyes but not being asleep and that sensation of light! Light! Light!
“And I was like, ‘Oh, I don’t know what’s going on exactly, but it feels close to something important, eternal.'”