ABC’s 8-episode revival of Roseanne has cast Mark, the son of Darlene and David. In the current age of TV reboots and revivals, everything old is new again, and that will soon include landmark ’90s sitcom Roseanne. Debuting in 1988 and signing off in 1997 after 9 seasons, Roseanne sat at or near the top of the ratings charts for the majority of its run. Most credit this to its decision to present the viewpoint of a normal, blue-collar family.
Back in May, Roseanne’s return was confirmed, with ABC — its original home — picking up the series for a new 8-episode season. The entire core Conner family is set to return, including Dan (John Goodman), Becky (Lecy Goranson), Darlene (Sara Gilbert), D.J. (Michael Fishman), and of course Roseanne herself (Roseanne Barr). Also returning is Laurie Metcalf as Roseanne’s sister Jackie. The revival is set to premiere in 2018.
That said, one cast member who can’t possibly return is Glenn Quinn, who played Becky’s eventual husband Mark Healy. Quinn sadly passed away as a result of a drug overdose in 2002, and all indications so far have been that his character will also be deceased when the Roseanne revival begins. As a tribute to him, Darlene and David’s newly introduced 8-year-old son will be named Mark, and TVLine got their hands on the first photo — included below — of the young actor who will portray the character: newcomer Ames McNamara.
It appears that young Mark won’t share in his uncle’s personality traits. According to the official character description, Mark is “sensitive and bright” and “occasionally likes to wear girls’ clothing.” Still yet to be cast is Harris, Darlene and David’s now 14-year-old daughter, who was born near the end of the series’ original run.
One big question mark that still remains at this stage is just how often — if ever — fans will see young Mark’s dad David on the revival. Actor Johnny Galecki is currently busy starring in CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, so they would obviously have to okay him appearing on a rival network’s sitcom. Gilbert — who also serves as a producer on the revival in addition to acting in it — says that talks with Galecki are still happening, and she’s “hopeful it will work out.”
Roseanne’s 8-episode revival airs in spring 2018 on ABC.
Source: TV Line
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