'Roseanne' Reboot to Feature David and Becky's 'Gender Creative' Son

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(EDGE) After an absence of 20 years, "Roseanne" is about to prove that it can still push some cultural buttons.

News broke Monday that the upcoming reboot of the 1990s sitcom "Roseanne" will be packing a new surprise. 

The series, which will feature all the original cast members, will also introduce the children of Darlene (Sarah Gilbert) and David (Johnny Galecki), one of which will be "gender creative."

"According to my spies, the casting call asks for a kid who can play 'sensitive and effeminate' and 'displays qualities of both young female and male traits,'" Roger Friedman of Showbiz411 writes of the 9-year-old character "Mark."

"The 'Roseanne' reboot is obviously out to give a jolt to what is a fairly snoozy sitcom world," Friedman wrote.

News of the "gender creative" character should come as a relief to many who were concerned that Roseanne Barr's support of Donald Trump in the 2016 election would lead to a more conservative-leaning series than viewers came to love in the 90s.

"I don't know whether Roseanne will speak about Trump by name," said ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey said in June. "But she's going to speak very honestly." Dungey promised that the "Roseanne" reboot will "[tackle] some of the topics that are in conversation today."

 


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