'You will feel the emotion from seeing that set again,' executive producer Bruce Helford, who served as the sitcom's showrunner in 1992-1993, promises.
The newly-released image features Roseanne Conner, played by 65-year-old Roseanne Barr, reuniting with her family. Her husband Dan (John Goodman) can be seen resting his face on his arms while half-leaning his body to the bed. The pair are joined by their daughter Darlene (Sara Gilbert).
A new photo from the much-anticipated @roseanneonabc revival has arrived! This exclusive first look shows Roseanne Barr, John Goodman and Sara Gilbert back together. Many others from the show will reprise their roles in the revival, which is slated for early 2018. Click the link in our bio for more. 📷: Adam Rose/ABC
Nothing has changed much from the show, which aired from 1988 to 1997. Even the blanket on the back of the couch is still there.
Executive producer Bruce Helford promises, "You will feel the emotion from seeing that set again." Helford, who returns to "Roseanne" after serving as its 1992-1993 showrunner, adds, "It will be an extra-special experience."
"The biggest challenge in the first episode was figuring out how to reestablish everybody and explain what they've been doing for the last 21 years," shares co-executive producer Bruce Rasmussen.
"We want everybody to see something that doesn't really exist on TV anymore--an honest family," Helford speaks of "Roseanne", a series about a working-class family. "These people are very much the core of what's going on in the country right now."
Among the returning stars are Alicia Goranson, who reprises her role as Becky, and Johnny Galecki, who once again plays David. The revival also sees the return of D.J. (Michael Fishman), and Aunt Jackie (Laurie Metcalf), with Sarah Chalke, who took over for Goranson in 1993, coming back to play a mystery role.
"Roseanne" is set to arrive on ABC in 2018.