CBS hit show Big Bang Theory is firmly established as the nerdiest comedy on TV. The show about a group of Cal Tech scientists is rife with sci-fi references, and early this season they hit an apex when Star Trek The Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton appeared (playing a rather evil version himself) taking on the shows breakout character Sheldon. Now comes news that Sheldon’s nemesis is coming back.
Wil on BBT II: The Wrath of Sheldon
The first indication that Wil Wheaton will return to the Big Bang Theory’s came in an interview with the show’s exec producer which was posted at TV Guide Magazine yesterday:
We were very excited when Wil Wheaton appeared as Sheldon’s nemesis, and right now we’re looking to see if he can come back to give Sheldon an opportunity to settle the score,” Executive Producer and Co Creator Bill Prady announced to TV Guide Magazine when the Academy of Televisions Arts and Sciences hosted an Evening With the Big Bang Theory on February 18th. "Fingers crossed that we can do that, I think an arch enemy is someone who appears from time to time.
Subsequently on his blog, Wil Wheaton confirmed that yesterday he had signed on to return. Here is an excerpt:
Even though my personal motto is Don’t Be A Dick, I’ve wanted to play an arch enemy for pretty much my entire career, and I love that Bill described me that way, because I was kind of hoping I’d earn that position in the Big Bang canon.
According to Wheaton, he will start work on the 24th of this month and tape the show on March 2nd.
And if you missed the first time Wil was on The Big Bang Theory (episode "The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary"), here is a CBS promo styled after the trailer for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: