US actor Kunal Nayyar who plays Rajesh Koothrappali on The Big Bang Theory has been asked for his thoughts on how much longer the CBS comedy may run.
That’s lead to suggestions it may end “sooner rather than later,” but the devil is in the detail.
“I mean, no-one wants to see an old, fat Raj,” Nayyar told Digital Spy. “I don’t know if season 12’s going to be the last season – those decisions are not up to me – but I do know for a fact that we have less [episodes to come] than we’ve already had.
“I’m not saying it’s the end after season 12, but we know that this incredible, special thing is going to come to an end, and sooner rather than later. So I think all of us [in the cast] are at least beginning to feel a little bit nostalgic about the time we’ve had.”
Last year, Nayyar had hinted that season 10 of the show “could be the end” – though he now admits that he never truly believed that.
“Why would everyone walk away from something that’s so good? 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.”
In March, the series was renewed for two additional seasons, through to the 2018–19 television season.