SECRETS OF THE ROSEANNE REBOOT
We can’t wait for the highly anticipated revival of beloved ’90s sitcom Roseanne next month. The groundbreaking series, which followed the story of the Conner family, won four Emmys over its run from 1988 to 1997. We’ve been let in on a few secrets from t
1 Fans will be overjoyed to know they can expect lots of familiar faces on the cast list, including Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne Barr, Sara Gilbert, Michael Fishman, Sarah Chalke, John Goodman and Johnny Galecki. 2 The original show’s executive producers Roseanne Barr, Tom Werner and Bruce Helford have all returned to work on the project, as well as two newcomers. 3 Roseanne wants to use this opportunity to reflect the divided Trump era. Her character will be an outspoken supporter of Trump, while her co-stars’ characters will be split between support for the president and opposition. 4 One of Roseanne’s grandchildren will be portrayed as a non-binary child (a person who doesn’t identify with being either female or male). The casting call for Mark asked for actors who can play “sensitive and effeminate”, and a child who “displays qualities of both young female and male traits”. 5 The show will honour the late Irish-born actor Glenn Quinn, who played Mark (Becky’s boyfriend-turned-husband).
ROSEANNE returns March 27, 8pm, ABC (US)