A huge bombshell exploded throughout the TV landscape a few days ago, when it was revealed that a Roseanne reboot is in the works, with ABC, Netflix and others engaged in a bidding war for the project. The show is being eyed as an eight-episode revival series, with Roseanne Barr, John Goodman and Sara Gilbert set to return, and the rest of the original cast eyed to reprise their roles. Over the weekend, Roseanne Barr herself took to social media to address the reboot, revealing that she has already written some pivotal scenes for this new take on the iconic series.
The original sitcom was quite beloved, but the final episodes are still considered to be quite controversial. The series finale revealed that the entire show was all in Roseanne's past, with the character writing about her life in a book, which embellished a number of facts, including the fact that her husband Dan didn't actually survive the stroke that he had at the end of Season 8, and he is in fact dead. The actress took to Twitter over the weekend to reveal that she will share official plans for the reboot as soon as she hears it has been greenly, while revealing that she has already written some important scenes. Here's what she had to say on Twitter.
"I will let you guys know when/if there is to be a reboot of Roseanne. Of course I want to do a reboot of Roseanne, new political reality in our country will make for some great jokes! I've already written the scenes about Dan's death don't send me more suggestions, thnx!"
Back in 2009, Roseanne Barr shared new details about the Roseanne characters on her official website, revealing what they would be up to at that period in time. It isn't clear quite yet if these details will be used in the new reboot, but according to these details, John Goodman's Dan Connor had actually faked his own death. Here's the full excerpt from her official website in 2009, where she reveals what had happened to all of the Roseanne characters after the original sitcom ended.
"D.J. gets published, Mark dies in Iraq, David leaves Darlene for a woman half his age, Darlene meets a woman and they have a test tube baby, Becky works at Walmart, Roseanne and Jackie open the first medical marijuana dispensary in Lanford, Illinois, and pay off the mortgage before the house is foreclosed on, Arnie becomes the best friend of the Governor of Illinois, Mom sells a painting for ten grand, Nancy and Arnie remarry, Jerry and the grandsons form a band like the Jonas Brothers, Dan shows up alive after faking his death, Leon has a sex change op, [and] Bonnie gets busted for selling crack."
It wasn't revealed why Dan faked his own death, but if they stick to this story line with the TV reboot, we may find out sooner rather than later. It also isn't clear quite yet who will emerge victorious in this bidding war for the show, but there was hints of a reboot last month, when Roseanne Barr revealed on social media that the entire cast is up for reprising their roles. While we wait for more on Roseanne, take a look at Roseanne Barr's tweets below.