What We Know About ‘That 70’s Show’ Spin-Off
| LAST UPDATE 05/02/2022
Although it's been over 15 years since That 70's Show was taken off the air, the iconic sitcom is getting its very own spin-off! That 90's Show will be following the life of Eric Foreman and Donna Pinciotti's daughter in a similar way that we got to see her parents' teenage years unfold. Here's what we know so far about the upcoming series...
From 1999 to 2006, the original sitcom starred Topher Grace (Eric), Laura Prepon (Donna), Ashton Kutcher (Michael Kelso), Mila Kunis (Jackie Burkhart), Wilmer Valderrama (Fez), and Danny Masterson (Steven Hyde). The gang was beloved by hundreds of fans who have been looking forward for the remake to come out since it was first announced in October 2021. "Set in Wisconsin in 1995, That '90s Show follows Leia Forman, daughter of Eric and Donna, who is visiting her grandparents for the summer and bonds with a new generation of Point Place kids under the watchful eye of Kitty and the stern glare of Red," Deadline described the plot. "Sex, drugs, and rock' n' roll never dies - it just changes clothes."
With a new series comes new characters. Leia Forman will be portrayed by Callie Haverda, Ashley Aufderheide will star as her fellow friend Gwen, Mace Coronel as Jay, Maxwell Acee Donovan as Nate, Reyn Doi as Ozzie, and Sam Morelos as Nikki. But fans shouldn't worry because several OG cast members will also be joining this new cast! Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp, who played Red and Kitty Foreman, will be back with their hilarious antics. The two both shared the good news on their social media. Smith captioned a That 90's Show script photo with "… what's that in my old 70's Show chair?"
But that's not all... in fact, 4 out of 5 of the original friend's group will be reprising their roles. Most recently, Wilmer Valderrama showed off his excitement to take on his former role of Fez by posting a video on Instagram where he was decked out from head to toe in a Fez costume. "Red? Let's try this Amédica word again..," he captioned the video. "Yup, still fits..." He added the hashtag "Hello Wisconsin," referencing the OG show's opening credits. The only cast member who will not make an appearance is Danny Masterson, who was Hyde on the show. The actor has been tangled up in legal troubles since 2020. Either way, we cannot wait to see what That 90's Show has in store for us! Until then, stay tuned!