According to Deadline's Nellie Andreeva, series regulars Roseanne Barr, John Goodman and Sara Gilbert have already signed on for the project, with Laurie Metcalf and others still in negotiations. Several producers from the original series have also signed on.
Multiple networks -- including ABC, which originally aired the series, and Netflix -- are bidding on rights for the project, Andreeva reports.
Barr has yet to confirm the report, but she did take to Twitter over the weekend to express interest in a 'Roseanne' reboot, adding that the current political climate would make great fodder for the show.
of course I want to do a reboot of Roseanne-new political reality in our country will make for some great jokes!— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) April 29, 2017
I will let you guys know when/if there is to be a reboot of "Roseanne"— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) April 29, 2017
Barr also quipped that she had already written the scenes depicting her on-camera husband Dan's death.
I've already written the scenes about Dan's death-don't send me me more suggestions, thnx!— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) April 30, 2017
'Roseanne' received critical acclaim for its realistic depiction of life in working-class America, topping Nielsen ratings during its run. Reports of the comeback follow the 90s nostalgia-fueled reboot of several other hit sitcoms, including 'Full House' and 'Will & Grace.'
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