Roseanne is returning to TV in a brand new revival series and fans couldn’t be more excited. The show, which put a spotlight on the working middle class in America, will return with the full cast on board, and everyone is on the edge of their seats waiting to find out what the Conner family has been up to over the past twenty years.
According to Pop Culture, Roseanne Barr and the full cast of the show are all on board for the revival. Viewers will get a chance to see the original cast reunite for the new series, but there will be some new additions to the group as well. During a recent interview with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, Laurie Metcalf, who played Roseanne’s sister, Jackie, on the series, confirmed that there will be some new faces on the revival.
Metcalf confessed that the original cast will return, but that Roseanne fans will be meeting some new characters as well, adding that the characters of Roseanne and Jackie’s young children, Jerry and Andy, will also be featured in the revival.
“Everybody’s on board, yeah. There will be new people, because we had children. You know, Roseanne and I both had little tiny tots 20 years ago. So there will be new characters.”
One brand new character will be played by actress Sarah Chalke. Chalke played the role of Becky on the show after actress Lacy Goranson left the series after Season 4 to attend college at Vassar. However, Goranson later return to the series, but Sarah Chalke won’t be forgotten in the revival. The actress will return in a new role, and some fans are speculating that she could possibly be Darlene’s significant other if the character is revealed to be openly gay.
In addition to the new faces that Roseanne fans will see in the revival, there are some big questions about how the show will pick back up after its wacky final season, and shocking series finale. As many viewers know, Roseanne revealed in the series finale of the show that she had changed things about her life that she didn’t like for a book she was writing, confessing that Darlene and Mark were actually married, Becky was with David, Jackie was gay, and Dan had actually died from his heart attack.
Thankfully for fans, Dan will be back when the Roseanne revival begins airing. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, actor John Goodman will be revising his former role, and the show will more than likely completely ignore all of the revelations from the original series finale.
Recently, John Goodman spoke out about his character’s fate on the show, telling ABC News that he thinks “they’re just going to ignore it.”
Meanwhile, Laurie Metcalf revealed that she thinks the Roseanne revival could get a bit political from a comedy standpoint, saying that the Conner family, like many others around the country, are probably divided when it comes to their opinions on politics and the current president, Donald Trump. The actress added that she believes the family will be in the same house when the revival picks back up.
“I haven’t seen a script. I don’t know where the Conner family is going to be in 2017, but they’ll probably still be living in the same house in the same town. It’ll be interesting to see the family that we know during this time now, brought up to present day and what they’ve been up to and how they’re coping.”
What are your thoughts on the latest Roseanne revival spoilers and news? Are you excited for the show to return to television next year?
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