Red and Kitty Forman are back for an exciting new sequel to That 70s show exclusively on Netflix. A new 30-minute comedy series from Carsey-Werner is currently filming in Los Angeles. We’ve updated everything you need to know about the Netflix comedy.
Commissioned in October 2021, the new show is turning our clocks back to the mid-90s where all the kids from That 70s show have now grown up and left Wisconsin.
The new series is set in 1995 and sees Eric and Donna’s daughter visiting her grandparents for the summer. She quickly makes friends (more on who those friends are below) with new kids living in Point Place, WI.
Bonnie and Terry Turner, the co-creators of the original series will return as showrunners. Their daughter Lindsey Turner will also be involved in the writing process as well as Gregg Mettler who also participated in the original show.
Who will star in That 90s Show on Netflix?
Of course, the show’s two big returning stars are Kurtwood Smith returning to reprise his role as Reginald “Red” Forman and Debra Jo Rupp returning to play Kitty Forman.
These two will both feature throughout the series.
Since we’ll be seeing Eric and Donna’s daughter on the show, we’re also expecting to see Laura Prepon and Topher Grace, although according to reports, they’ll only appear briefly in Season 1.
Let’s go over the new characters we revealed in early February and cast members confirmed playing them several days later.
- Jay played by Mace Coronel – Pictured top left – Described as a true romantic, Jay is an aspiring director and constantly carries his camera around. Coronel recently appeared in Netflix Quail in black and white like James.
- Leia Forman played by Callie Haverda – At the top in the middle of the photo – Daughter of Eric (the character of Topher Grace from That 70s show) and Donna (character of Laura Prepon in That 70s show) and described as clever and coltish book. Haverda is best known for The lost husband.
- Gwen played by Ashley Aufderheide – Pictured top right – Described as a short, edgy powerhouse who dresses with pink hair and ripped jeans. Aufderheide is best known for Going in Style from 2017.
- Ozzie played by Reyn Doi – Pictured bottom left – Gwen’s best friend who is gay and not afraid to show it. Also described as incredibly honest. Doi was recently featured in Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar.
- Nate played by Maxwell Acee Donovan – Pictured bottom middle – Gwen’s older brother and described as a corn-fed Midwest who drives in a battered old Dodge minivan.
- Nikki (formerly named Nisha) played by Samantha Morelos – bottom right photo – This female character comes from a gifted family and although she is intelligent and always strong-willed, she also has a rebellious nature. She is also dating Nate.
Do other cast members of That 70s show Come? It’s possible, but as we’ve discussed before, Valderrama and Kutcher’s comments suggest we’re unlikely to see them return.
When will That 90s Show be filmed?
According to production listings seen by What’s on Netflix, the show was currently set to begin filming in early 2022.
Thanks to Variety Insight, we can confirm that film for That 90s show must take place between February 7 and April 30, 2022.
The series is filmed in Los Angeles, California at Netflix’s headquarters at Sunset Bronson Studios.
You can actually apply to be in the audience of That 90s show via On Camera Audiences with recordings on the following dates: February 11, March 4, March 11, March 18.
Considering there’s a studio audience, it almost confirms that That 90s show will have a laugh track.
Will this show from the 70s return to Netflix?
One of the questions you might have in the future is whether or not Netflix will buy back the rights to the original series, That 70s show.
For those unaware, Netflix held the worldwide streaming rights for That 70s show for several years before Netflix lost the rights in September 2020.
Over a year later, the show still hasn’t found a new streaming home, but given the connection to That 90s show, we might see Netflix relisting it. Given Netflix’s new relationship with Carsey-Werner, we’re hoping to see more collaborations on covers or new projects, but maybe also see their old library licensed to Netflix. Their back library hits include titles like Anchored for life, 3rd Rock of the Sun, Rosanneand A different world.
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