The acclaimed 1980s sitcom, ‘Roseanne’ will be receiving a nine episode ‘reboot’ starting in late March, reports Independent Journal Review (IJR).
The Hollywood Reporter writes that Roseanne Barr will be re-uniting with the original cast that consisted of “John Goodman (Dan), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Michael Fishman (DJ), Lecy Goranson (Becky) and Sarah Chalke (who also played Becky but is returning for a new role)…Johnny Galecki, who played Darlene’s boyfriend, David, is confirmed to reprise his role for one episode.”
In these highly politically-charged times, it was inevitable that the show would escape any covering of the Trump era. Unlike the new season of ‘American Horror Story’, the unwatchable reboot of ‘Will and Grace’, Scandal, The Carmichael Show, The Night Shift, and even Netflix’s ‘All Hail King Julien’, the new ‘Roseanne’ promises to take at least a balanced approach to the President.
The show will depict Roseanne as the title character and her husband, played by John Goodman, as Trump supporters, while their children (or at least one of them) and sister Jackie as a NeverTrumper, reports IJR.
Barr’s reasoning for the plot?
“I feel like half the people voted for Trump and half didn’t, so it’s just realistic. And, in fact, it was working-class people who elected Trump, so I felt like that was very real and something that needed to be discussed and especially about polarization in the family and people actually hating other people for the way they voted, which I feel is not American.”
During a press conference discussing the show, Barr was badgered by a media demanding to know if her politics influenced the show’s direction. For the most part, writes the Hollywood Reporter, she deflected the inquiries to producer Bruce Helford, but when a reporter accused the President of being xenophobic, Barr had enough.
Telling the journo that his comments were his, and one could say insignificant, opinion, Barr then stated:
“I’m not a Trump apologist. There are a lot of things he’s said and done that I don’t agree with, just like there are a lot of things Hillary Clinton has said and done that you don’t agree with.”
Barr then beat around the media’s blackout of good Trump news and said:
“The one great thing that I read today is that this is the lowest unemployment level for many, many years. So I think that’s great and I do support jobs for people and I think that’s a great way to fight racism is helping everybody get a job. I think it’s the time to close ranks, and I would really like to see an end to ‘hatriotism’ in this country.”
Interestingly, Barr said what turned her off of Hillary was Clinton’s scamming of the disaster-plagued people of Haiti.
If the presser is any indication what the show will be like, I say ‘Grab the popcorn folks!’ ‘Roseanne’ is getting ready to flip off the entire liberal establishment!
What do you think? Will ‘Roseanne’ be worth watching?
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