Is Roseanne getting a spin-off or not? According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC is currently in negotiations with stars of the cancelled TV show.
As reported earlier, ABC cancelled the sitcom revival after star/creator Roseanne Barr posted offensive statements on Twitter. The series has already been renewed for a second season with returning cast members Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman, Alicia Goranson, Emma Kenny, and Sarah Chalke.
Now, THR says ABC is nearing a deal for a Roseanne spin-off that centers on Sara Gilbert’s character, Darlene. Fellow co-stars Laurie Metcalf and John Goodman are “tentatively on board” to join the project. However, the decision ultimately rests on Barr.
In order for the spin-off to continue, the former star/creator has to waive her rights to a considerable fee. As of reporting, it’s unclear what Barr has agreed to or not.
What do you think? Did you watch the Roseanne reboot? Would you watch the spin-off?