It’s been nearly two decades since Fox’s hit comedy series, That 70’s Show went off the air. However, life has apparently gone on for many of the comedy’s characters, as Netflix is bringing some of our That 70’s Show favorites in the spin-off series, That 90’s show.
Filming for this highly anticipated series began earlier this year, preparing to bring us a new generation of teens from a lost generation. This time, though, Red and Kitty Foreman will be grandparents, and the That 70’s Show teenagers are all grown up, raising their own families.
Here’s what to know about the upcoming Netflix series, That 90’s show
Now it’s 1995 for the old cast of That show from the 70’s, and the characters moved on; this time for That 90’s show. That’s right, the 70’s show teenagers hung up their fringed jackets, threw away their tie-dyes and said goodbye to their bell bottoms. Now, they’re raising a new generation just in time to embark on the computerized pet craze; Nintendo Game Boys; grunge music and the beginnings of Disney Pixar movies.
But what about the players of this upcoming streaming series? Who will go back to their old That 70’s Show papers? And, who will be a new face in this reboot of the series?
So far, much of the original 70’s show cast is on board to return to That 90’s show. Topher Grace is returning as Eric Foreman, and Laura Prepon is reprising her role as Donna. In this reboot series, these two high school sweethearts have now had a daughter, Leia, who is played by Callie Haverda.
According to an early description of the young Foreman, Leia notes that she is “smart like her mother, sarcastic like her father” and, the description notes, “Lea is craving adventure”. Maybe she’s giving Eric and Donna a taste of the same medicine they put their parents on in the original series.
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Speaking of parents, Kitty and Red Foreman (Debra Jo Rupp and Kurtwood Smith) will return to That 90’s show. This time, they play the role of grandma and grandpa.
Also joining these returning players are Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, who are reprising their roles as Jackie Burkhart and Kelso, respectively. NCIS star Wilmer Valderrama is also returning to his former character, the lovable exchange student Fez. Tommy Chong of Cheech and Chong fame is also reviving his character, Leo, in the reboot.
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Joining Callie Haverda as a new character in this reboot series are Ashley Aufderheide as Gwen; Maxwell Acee Donovan as Nate; Mace Colonel as Jay; Sam Morelos as Nikki and Reyn Doi as Ozzie. That 70s Show alumnus Danny Masterson will not be returning as Hyde. The actor is currently facing a series of charges related to alleged assaults he is accused of committing between 2001 and 2003.