When “That ‘70s Show” debuted in 1998, it captured the ‘70s era so vividly and made stars out of its cast. The creators – and characters – are going back in time again with “That ‘90s Show.”
The original show had a home on Fox, but just like the changes between the decades of the ‘70s and ‘90s, the new series will be streaming on Netflix. The ‘original series made household names of its cast, will it do the same for the new ensemble? Only time will tell.
“That ‘90s Show” is obviously 20 years later and picks up where we left off – back in Wisconsin. There will be recurring roles and cameos from members of the original cast, plus fresh new faces will tell the next story of life in the ‘90s.
One of the familiar faces that will be there to ride the dumbasses, Kurtwood Smith will reprise his role as Red Forman, while his loving wife Kitty Forman will once again be played by Debra Jo Rupp. The trailer storyline suggests Red and Kitty take in the offspring of the original cast.
Expected to return for visits are Ashton Kutcher (Michael Kelso), Mila Kunis (Jackie Burkhart), Topher Grace (Eric Forman), Laura Prepon (Donna Pinciotti), Wilmer Valderrama (Fez), and of course the show would not be complete without Tommy Chong returning (Leo). For a variety of reasons, don’t expect to see Danny Masterson to reprise his role as Steven “Hyde.”
Get ready for some hilarious moments that will make you smile as we catch up with some of our favorite characters!
January 19, 2023
POINT PLACE WISCONSIN 1995
The backdrop for That ‘90s Show takes us back to 1995. Per the showrunner’s website, the skinny is that Leia Forman visits her grandparents where she bonds with a new generation of Point Place (Wisconsin) kids under the watchful eye of Kitty Forman and the stern glare of Red.
Be ready to be entertained by The new faces; Callie Haverda (Leia Forman), Mace Coronel (Jay Kelso), Ashley Aufderheide (Gwen), Reyn Doi (Ozzie), Sam Morelos (Nikki), and Maxwell Acee Donovan (Nate).
So far the reviews have been a thumbs up on the new basement occupants!
There will be some other walk-ons, but that’s the skinny. Can’t wait to hear the soundtrack!
Show creators are Gregg Mettler, Bonnie Turner and Lindsey Turner. The show is set to debut domestically and throughout the planet January 19, 2023.
The show is set to debut domestically and throughout the planet on January 19th, 2023.
Who said you can’t go home again? Apparently, Thomas Wolfe did, but he didn’t have a chance to check out Netflix and head back for round two of life with the Formans.