The Conner family will make their big comeback to ABC on Tuesday, except that one thing will be missing: the family's matriarch, Roseanne Bar. However, the new series will still have much of the same comic gold for which the program was unveiled original thanks to the outstanding and incredibly talented cast members.
The premiere of the show will see the Conners: Dan (John Goodman), Darlene (Sara Gilbert), Becky (Lecy Goranson), D.J. (Michael Fishman), Jackie (Laurie Metcalf), Geena (Maya Lynne Robinson), Harris (Emma Kenny), Mark (Ames McNamara) and Mary (King Jayden), dedicated to their daily life in the blue collar. Illinois City of Lanford .
John Goodman revealed that Barr's character was killed by The conners during an interview in August. The first season of the show will see how the clan faces the consequences of his death.
The synopsis of the premiere episode, titled "Keep on Truckin", triggered a "sudden turn of events" for the family that "forces the Conners to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way that never before."
Similar to Roseanne, which covered a series of current issues that affect society, The conners It will do the same when addressing issues such as death, drug overdose, health care and LGBTQ problems.
While the majority of the cast was sad to see Barr leave the long series, Gilbert said it was still important for the cast to continue without her and to tell the many relevant stories that Americans were facing in the current climate. "We've always been lucky enough to be able to represent a working-class family on television, tell stories through love, humor, anguish and happiness, and we did not want to stop doing that and give it to our audience," he said. . He said in an interview with ABC released on Tuesday.
Barr was fired from the network after tweeting a racist slander against Valerie Jarrett, a former employee of the White House for the administration of President Barack Obama. The tweet and the backlash resorted in the cancellation of Roseanne, Barr's self-titled show that returned to ABC for just one season in 2018 after a nine-year career starting in 1988.
The conners premieres in ABC on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET