Former Donald Trump aide Michael Caputo wants to give the Roseanne reboot a new platform after the show was canceled
Caputo is the chief marketing officer of the online television streaming “Bond.” The website aims to fund television and film programming through “crowd-investing.”
He told The Daily Beast Wednesday that they plan “to reach out to Roseanne Barr immediately.” (RELATED: ABC Cancels ‘Roseanne’)
The show was cancelled after Barr made racist comments about former Obama staffer Valerie Jarrett. Barr has since apologized.
Roseanne’s recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. I am disappointed in her actions to say the least.
— sara gilbert (@THEsaragilbert) May 29, 2018
Bond has yet to launch, but getting Roseanne on the site would be a big win for them. According to The Daily Beast, the streaming service is aiming to get 75,000 paid subscribers in year one, whereas the first episode of the new Roseanne show had more than 27 million viewers.
When Caputo pitched the idea to potential investors, he portrayed the site as a conservative outlet for television series, and even used Roseanne as an example for what they were looking to do. He allegedly said that Roseanne would’ve fit much better on their streaming service than it would on ABC, and that was before the show was canceled.