The Conners are jumping on TV’s revival bandwagon.
An eight-episode Roseanne revival is currently in the works starring original leads Roseanne Barr, John Goodman and Sara Gilbert, Deadline reports. The project is currently being shopped around, with both the show’s original home ABC and streamer Netflix apparently interested. Laurie Metcalf, who scored three Emmys for her role as Roseanne’s kid sis Jackie, is also expected to participate.
The series’ original producing team of Barr, Tom Werner and Bruce Helford are all on board, with Gilbert also taking an EP credit.
Last month, Gilbert staged a mini Roseanne revival with TV dad Goodman on the set of her CBS gabfest The Talk. At the time, Goodman expressed enthusiasm for an official revival. “Oh, hell yes… if we could get everyone together,” he said. “[Roseanne] and I did a pilot about five years ago that didn’t go anywhere…but we were very happy to work together.”
Some big questions remain (aside from where it will air):
* Will Dan’s death be erased?
* Who will play Becky?
* Will CBS allow Big Bang Theory‘s Johnny Galecki to participate?
* Will it be closer in quality to Seasons 1-7 (the series’ golden years) or Seasons 8 and 9 (the years the show self-destructed).
Got any other burning questions? Or just general thoughts about the revival? Hit the comments!