The Roseanne revival hasn’t even started filming yet, but fans are already talking about all of the possibilities that could happen when the Conner family returns to network television. While many fans are eager to see how and if the show explains the shocking revelations from the original series finale, another big question is being thrown around. Will the show be about politics in present day America?
According to Entertainment Weekly, rumors have been flying that the Roseanne revival will likely take on the topic of politics, namely Hillary Clinton and President Donald Trump, especially since the show’s star, Roseanne Barr, has been known to voice her opinion on the topic in the past. However, the actress is speaking about the show’s revival and is making it perfectly clear that the series will not be about politics and Donald Trump, but what it has always been about, a Midwestern family struggling to make ends meet while dealing with the sometimes harsh realities of life.
Barr took to her Twitter account to ensure fans and followers that she will not be pushing politics down their throats in the eight-episode revival, relieving many fans of the original series.
MY NEW SHOW IS NOT ABOUT TRUMP! IT'S ABOUT A MIDWESTERN FAMILY.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) June 14, 2017
ABC Entertainment President, Channing Dungey, recently appeared at the World Media Festival and revealed that the Roseanne revival is timely as it will tackle topics that have become very controversial in this day and age. Dungey even brought up the presidential election, saying that the election has proven that many Americans feel their voices are not being heard and that Roseanne will bring back a point of view that has been scarcely seen over the past years.
“We’ll bring back a point of view that has really been missing on the air. What the election revealed was that there’s parts of our country that didn’t feel heard, that they didn’t have a voice. When you look at how the polling data went in the run-up to the election, it was kind of a big surprise to many people that the election turned out as it did.”
Many fans took Channing Dungey’s comments to mean that the Roseanne revival would be politically based on the storytelling and humor, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. While Barr herself has even tried her hand at running for President of the United States, she won’t overly reflect her political views in the reboot of her former show.
What are your thoughts on the latest Roseanne revival news? Are planning to watch the show?
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