It also seemingly confirms that the twist of Darlene actually having been with Mark the whole time will not be retained. TV Line has reported that the role is not being recast and that Mark simply won’t be in the show.Darlene and David only had one child at the end of Season 9, but they apparently went on to have another. The fact that Darlene and David’s son is named Mark strongly suggests that the character will be killed off, with Darlene and David having given their son that name as a tribute.Mark is strongly disliked by Roseanne for his condescending attitude toward her; however, she eventually treats him with at least token respect, realizing that he is sometimes even more comitted to his marriage than Becky is.
Sarah Chalke took over as Becky, only for Goranson to return and for the episodes to weirdly cycle back and forth between Becky being played by Chalke and Goranson. Some have speculated that Chalke will play a love interest, potentially for D. first premiered, and she says she was a big fan of it.
Also serving as executive producers of the revival will be Tom Werner, Bruce Helford, and Roseanne Barr herself; Werner and Helford both worked on the original series.
o the question was would he have time to return for this revival and therefore star on two sitcoms at once?
And perhaps even more importantly, would CBS let him star on a sitcom on a competing network?
DJ often looks at Mark as a role model (although this backfires badly on him once when he asks Mark for advice on girls) and the two of them sometimes band together to torment David.
Darlene, on the other hand, tends to treat Mark with constant disdain; however, the concluding episode reveals that she has actually been dating him all along 'in real life'.
In September, it was reported that newcomer Ames Mc Namara has been cast as Mark, David and Darlene’s 8-year-old son. For what it’s worth, in Barr’s 2009 blog post imagining a potential reunion show, she says that Mark would have died off-screen in Iraq.
According to TV Line, the casting breakdown for Mark describes him by saying, “Sensitive and bright, Mark occasionally likes to wear girls’ clothing.” fans will recall that in Season 5, Lecy Goranson, the actress who played Becky, left the show. She’s playing a new character, the identity of whom is still a mystery. Once again, it’s unclear whether she’ll use that idea.
Still, Laurie Metcalf recently confirmed that the show is “a bit political at times,” though she said it’s mostly focused on the lives of this family.
Either way, if the series does reflect Barr’s political views, it will be the only pro-Trump sitcom on TV.
Every season of Roseanne‘s original run consisted of between 23 and 25 episodes, but the new season will only be nine episodes long.