Rumors of a Roseanne reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Friday (May 20) as reports claimed that ABC confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2023.
UPDATE 21/05/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 33 years since Roseanne first aired?! (33 years, 7 months, 3 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Roseanne end?
When Roseanne came to an end after 9 years in May 1997, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Dan Conner (John Goodman), Jackie Harris (Laurie Metcalf), Roseanne Conner (Roseanne Barr) and Darlene Conner (Sara Gilbert). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Roseanne reunion disappoint people?
Roseanne aired from 1988-1997 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Metcalf said she's not sure if Roseanne would work today. “I don't want to see old Jackie Harris,” she told a journalist (Metcalf turned 66 in June). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” she added.
Still hoping for a Roseanne movie?
In a recent interview, Laurie Metcalf said she can't imagine a Roseanne reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Sarah Chalke (who played Becky Conner-Healy) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Roseanne movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Roseanne film, Roseanne Barr stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Roseanne reboot?
Recasting Roseanne for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Roseanne reunion, a Roseanne movie, or a Roseanne reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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