Ready to hang out down the street, the same old thing we did last week? If so, you're in luck: Netflix announced that a That '70s Show spinoff is coming our way.
The international streaming service came out with a fresh new take on the Fox classic. They've ordered a reported 10 episodes for the first season, where viewers are transported back to Point Place, Wisconsin - just a couple of decades since we last saw it. According to the Netflix release, the show takes us to the summer of 1995. "Leia Forman, daughter of Eric and Donna, is visiting her grandparents for the summer where she bonds with a new generation of Point Place kids," the statement read. "Sex, drugs and rock 'n roll never dies, it just changes clothes."
While we don't know the full extent of the spinoff, we sure have been provided with more than enough details to get us excited. For starters, the synopsis taught us that the new project will feature the legendary characters Kitty and Red - but besides that, who else has jumped on board the Netflix train for this adaptation? Well, the creative team from That '70s Show has proven to be loyal to the series, as many have returned. Co-creators Bonnie and Terry Turner have returned with their daughter Lindsey to write for the spinoff and serve as executive producers.
Plus, Gregg Mettler and stars Debra Jo Rupp (Kitty) and Kurtwood Smith (Red) will be exec producers. However, some fans are already showing reservations as many prominent cast members haven't been confirmed for the show. After all, how can we imagine Point Place without Kelso, Fez, Steve, Donna, Eric, Michael, and Jackie? According to reactions on Twitter, Netflix's new announcement has left many feeling uneasy. "I have a feeling this is gonna be absolutely terrible and I'll still watch every episode," one user wrote.
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And while some fans have been begging for That '70s Show to come back to Netflix, others poked fun at the streaming service for favoring spinoffs and remakes over original content.
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