Netflix’s latest original series “That ’90s Show” is coming to the giant streaming platform this January. The sitcom is based on the original series “That 70’s show” which was released in 1998. The sitcom is still widely popular among viewers. However, the original show left the streaming service in 2020. According to Nielsen, the series was one of the most-watched series on Netflix and its removal surprised the fans. Now the original series all eight episodes are available to watch at Peacock.
Also, it is not the first time the creator of the original series Bonnie Turner and Mark Brazil decided to create a spin-off series. In 2002, the duo created the spin-off series “That 80’s show” which failed to impress the viewers and was canceled just after 13 episodes.
That ’90s Show Release Date
Netflix ordered the series back in 2021. The series will release on January 19, 2023. The filming of the series took place between February 7th and July 21st, 2022.
Like the original series, the spin-offs will also follow the lives of a group of teenagers. That 90’s Show will also be set in Wisconsin like the original show. It will be about Eric Forman and Donna Pinciotti’s daughter Grace. She visits her grandparents in Point, Wisconsin and she explores sex, rock n roll, and drugs just like her parents. Grace also ends up making a lot of friends just like her parents and convinces her parents to let her stay with her grandparents for the summers.
Will Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher will guest appear?
Ever since the news about the spin-off series hit the internet fans are dying to know if Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher will appear or not. Ashton Kutcher told Variety magazine that the couple was contemplating returning for the spin-off show;
“It was really nostalgic to be back on the set. It’s all the same folks that made That ’70s Show, so it was pretty bizarre. Mila and I were contemplating it. We thought, ‘Listen, we’re only in the position that we’re in because of that show, so let’s just go back and do this.’ We just went back and had fun for a week. It was so random and fun.”
Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp will reprise their roles of Red and Kitty Forman. Topher Grace and Laura Prepon will also be back to play Eric and Donna. Laura Prepon, who played Donna on the show, shared her emotional reaction on returning for that 90’s show that used the same set as the original show. She told Us Weekly;
“It’s so fun. It’s all the same sets. When I first went there, I cried. I’m just like, ‘The nostalgia is so strong and it was such an incredible time in my life.’ I can’t wait for people to see it. I think they’re really, really gonna get a kick out of it.”
Wilmer Valderrama will also be back as Fez. The new cast members include Callie Haverda, Ashley Aufderheide, Reyn Doi, Maxwell Acee Donovan, and Mace Coronel.
Aliza Fatima is a writer/author at The Panther Tech.