TV revivals are hotter than pizzas these days. However, it is the Roseanne revival by ABC, that is unique in more than one ways. To start with, the show has reintroduced both Beckys, with the comeback of Lecy Goranson as Becky Conner, and Sarah Chalke who had taken up the role fo the second Becky after Goranson had exited the show, all set to play the role of a middle-aged homemaker who had contacted Becky to become her surrogate mother. The other major difference about the show is that Dan Conner is coming back, despite the revelation in the Roseanne series finale about Dan being dead, and now this out of the blue resurrection being featured in one of the new trailers for the much-awaited season.
The first of three TV trailers showcases John Goodman as Dan Conner, who is watching a Chicago Bulls basketball game, sitting on his couch with his daughter Becky (Lecy Goranson), and then Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) enters the scene, querying about the situation of the game. Becky replies by merely saying “Dope,” Dan starts a small lecture of sorts, saying that he believes that the 1996-1997 Chicago Bulls could defeat the present day team. This makes Roseanne deliver the punch-line telling Dan that he can’t exist in the past, and “when things are gone, they’re gone.” This seems to be a well-aimed shot at the show, which had to modify its past version when Dan Conner came back from the dead, without any explanation given.
The new trailer follows the earlier Roseanne trailer which saw the Conner family wish the fans a very Merry Christmas. There was another trailer showing Roseanne’s attempt to highlight the risks associated with concussions to Dan, and one more trailer showing Roseanne sitting between Dan and Darlene (Sara Gilbert), during another Bulls game, asking several annoyingly obvious questions, much to the dismay of Dan and Darlene, who are heard stating, “Women.” It is not clear as to how many more trailers will come out between now and the premiere scheduled for March 27.
The new series has brought back the entire original cast alongside new regulars and famous guest stars making a comeback. The revival is going to depict life, death, and all other elements through its relatable and humorous as well as extremely straightforward viewpoint of the Conner family. The one of a kind Roseanne is the central character of the series which will depict fresh tales revolving around current affairs and induce a great deal of laughter from a superb cast and crew that have a firm grip of things. It is bound to delight the old as well as new audiences by once again bringing to the TV the favorite working-class family of America.
The cast of the series includes Roseanne Barr as Roseanne Conner, John Goodman as Dan Conner, Laurie Metcalf as Jackie Harris, Lecy Goranson as Becky Conner-Healy, Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner, Michael Fishman as D.J. Conner, Emma Kenney as Harris Conner-Healy, Ames McNamara as Mark Conner-Healy and Jayden Rey as Mary Conner. Sarah Chalke, who had earlier played Becky in subsequent seasons of the show, will be a part of the cast albeit in a different role. The fan favorite guest stars from “Roseanne” will play the same roles in the revival, and the list includes Estelle Parsons as Beverly Harris, Sandra Bernhard as Nancy Bartlett, Natalie West as Crystal Anderson, James Pickens, Jr. as Chuck Mitchell, Johnny Galecki as David Healy and Adilah Barnes as Anne Marie Mitchell.
A Carsey-Werner TV production, Roseanne has Roseanne Barr, Sara Gilbert, Tom Werner, Bruce Helford, Whitney Cummings and Tony Hernandez as Executive Producers.
You can check out the latest trailers below, provided by ABC YouTube.