Roseanne Barr didn’t give us a whole lot of clues about what we can expect when she posted what appears to be a set photo from the much-anticipated Roseanne revival on Twitter on Monday. What she did, though, is mirror how psyched we are for the Conners’ return to the small screen.
In the picture, Barr and costar Laurie Metcalf, who played Roseanne’s sister Jackie on the original show, are grinning from ear to ear. And honestly, we’re right there with them.
Just last week, Entertainment Weekly released a photo of the first table read for the reboot, which arrives 20 years after the end of the original series, that also included Barr and Metcalf. Plus, original cast members John Goodman (Dan Conner), Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Michael Fishman (D.J.), and Lecy Goranson (Becky).
In Monday’s photo, Barr appears on a motorized scooter, while Metcalf is waving what looks like a script for the new series (!!!).
Barr’s frustratingly vague caption of “Hi!!!” doesn’t tell us much. But here’s what we do know: The eight-episode reboot will return to ABC sometime in 2018, the premiere episode is titled “Twenty Years to Life,” and there’ll be some fresh faces in the Conner household.
It would be awesome if Barr’s next social media post included her, a smiling Goodman, and some context clues.
Because we’re still confused as to how to show is planning to incorporate Dan Conner, who died from a heart attack during the show’s last season. Sources in May suggested the show would pull a Will & Grace and act like the finale of the original series never happened.
But then we know Sarah Chalke, who played Becky after Goranson left the show, is also going to be featured in the revival along with Goranson — just in a different role. So it sounds like all bets may be off story continuity-wise.
However the Roseanne revival shakes out, we are here for it!