The potential of a Roseanne spin-off, minus the embattled TV star, is one step closer to a reality, as Barr has tentatively agreed to walk away from the show and the characters she helped create, sources say.
ABC and producer Carsey-Werner have insisted that Barr not be involved creatively or financially in a spin off, despite her entitlement to fees on any spin-off of the eponymous show centered on the character she created.
The Roseanne revival was cut completely after a racist tweet by the actress. By her agreeing to walk away from the spin off process, the next step is negotiating ‘go-away’ payoff money with her, sources tell the Hollywood Reporter.
The new potential show is still very much in negotiations with Barr and individual cast members, it is claimed.
If Barr signs off on the spin-off, and if ABC would even pick it up, the new show would in theory center around Sara Gilbert’s character, Darlene, with both John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf also tentatively on board.
THR reports the cast is expected to receive the same per episode compensation as was previously negotiated for the axed second season of the Roseanne revival.