When Roseanne aired on ABC between 1988-97, it was often hailed for its groundbreaking story lines, characters and water cooler moments (remember Roseanne’s kiss with Mariel Hemingway?). Now that the network is rebooting the sitcom, there’s no reason to change a formula that worked. Showbiz411 reports that among the new characters that will be added are the children of Darlene (Sara Gilbert) and David (Johnny Galecki), one of whom is described as “gender creative.”
The character is a nine-year-old male named Mark, after David’s brother and Becky’s husband, and according to the casting call, producers are in search of a kid who can play “sensitive and effeminate” and “displays qualities of both young female and male traits.” There’s no word yet on when the reboot will premiere.
Regardless of who is cast, there’s no doubt the character will be handled deftly and with Roseanne’s characteristic caustic humor. If you need your memory jogged, watch this clip in which Sandra Bernhard’s character Nancy came out to her close pals.