Roseanne is coming back to TV next year in the highly-anticipated revival that will see the return of one of the greatest sitcoms of all time. Now, as production is getting underway on the new run of episodes, the very first set photo from the Roseanne revival has arrived online. The image reunites the Conners, with the old and new cast members coming together for a table read of the revival's premiere episode.
The image features original stars Rosanne Barr (Roseanne), John Goodman (Dan), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Michael Fishman (D.J.) and Lecy Goranson (Becky). Also featured in the new photo from the Roseanne revival are Ames McNamara, who will play Darlene and David's (Johnny Galecki) son Mark, Jayden Rey and Sarah Chalke, who played the other Becky on the original series, but will play a different role in the revival. The photo also features director John Pasquin, executive producers Bruce Helford, Whitney Cummings, Tony Hernandez and Sid Youngers. It looks like the Conner household is gonna be packed for the revival.
Speaking of the Conner house, in the set photo, we see the house from the original series, which appears to be exactly as it was for most of Roseanne's original run. Things changed quite a bit in the last season after the family won the lottery, but things look to be back to normal in the photo. Dan also passed away of a heart attack in the show's finale, but we see John Goodman looking quite happy to be back with his TV family in this photo. We know that he's going to return in the revival and that it will be addressed, but exactly how that is going to work remains to be seen.
ABC has given an eight-episode order for the Roseanne revival, which is set to premiere in 2018, but no exact date has been given yet. The show is said to be similar in tone to the original and it will be dealing with some topical subject matter. Beyond that, the network seems to want to keep a lot of the surprises kept under lock and key until a little closer to the show's return next year. The show will be celebrating its 30th anniversary next year, so the timing is pretty perfect.
Roseanne originally ran for 9 seasons and 222 episodes from 1988 to 1997. The series won four Emmy Awards during its run and was awarded a Peabody Award in 1992. In addition to the first set photo, Entertainment Weekly also reveals that the first episode of the revival series will be titled Twenty Years To Life. Be sure to check out the first official set photo from the Roseanne revival for yourself below. We'll be sure to keep you up to date as more details on the revival are made available.