It looks as if the character of Roseanne Conner is going to be killed off screen before the start of events in the upcoming “Roseanne” spin-off sitcom “The Conners” on ABC.
Actor John Goodman, who is starring in “The Conners,” spoke with The Times this week and was asked about his character Dan Conner’s state of mind in the new series to which replied: “It’s an unknown. I guess he’ll be mopey and sad because his wife’s dead.”
This follows on from an official synopsis for the new series which only indicated the reason for Roseanne’s absence was due to “a sudden turn of events”.
Star Roseanne Barr was fired from the revival of “Roseanne” earlier this year after she made a racist statement on Twitter, which led to the series immediately being cancelled despite being a huge ratings success for ABC.
In the same interview this week, Goodman spoke about the abrupt cancellation of the revival, saying: “I was surprised. I’ll put it this way, I was surprised at the response. And that’s probably all I should say about it…I know, I know, for a fact that she’s not a racist.”
“The Conners” premieres on ABC on October 16th.