It seems like Roseanne is not planning on shying away from its political topics that made the show so very controversial. Here’s what we have learned!
As you may be aware, last week, Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment revealed that season 11 will focus a lot less on politics and more on family.
However, executive producer Bruce Helford confessed that it’s not really the case.
Helford opened up about the season 10 finale during an interview and also explained that Dungey’s comments have not been accurately interpreted.
‘I think what she was reflecting was the first episode of the first season was very much on the nose because we wanted to show the polarity between Roseanne and Jackie and the other members of the family, their political views and how that had become part of the American landscape in a working-class household,’ he started.
‘But definitely we’ll be tackling issues, but in all of the episodes…politics was a subtext and we always deal with it through the eyes of the family. So because we do not want to be preachy, we are not doing the issue of the week, but at the same time we’ll definitely be handling issues that are political hot buttons,’ Helford went on.
In addition, the storyline has also been dealing with Roseanne’s opioid addiction.
That being said, while Helford made it very clear that it will still be part of the new season, he is not so sure about where it will be picking it up.
‘We are talking about if we come back in quote-unquote real time, it would be probably right after Roseanne’s surgery, but we may jump forward in time. We just really have not decided yet what we want to do there.’