That '70s Show sequel: Fans crying with nostalgia over new Netflix That '90s Show with original stars

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30 Nov 2022, 14:11

That '90s Show first-look trailer

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This is dope. That '90s Show is on its way to Netflix and viewers have lost the plot over the nostalgic nod and sequel to That '70s Show after 15 years, starring originals Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp as Red and Kitty Foreman.

Set in 1995, the comeback series will be based on Eric and Donna's daughter Leia (Callie Haverda) as she spends the summer with her grandparents in Point Place, Wisconsin.

The synopsis reads: "Welcome back to your favourite basement. Same Formans, new friends. It’s 1995 and 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 under the watchful eye of Kitty and the stern glare of Red. Coming soon to Netflix. Dope."

Although missing from the trailer, Topher Grace (Eric), Mila Kunis (Jackie), Ashton Kutcher (Michael), Laura Prepon (Donna) and Wilmer Valderrama (Fez) are set to make some guest appearances in the new show.

Mila Kunis' and Ashton Kutcher's characters Jackie and Michael are together, but Mila has other ideas about their characters. She said: "My husband and I are together in [the new show], which is weird 'cause we shouldn't have been.

That '70s Show

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"You know what, I called BS. I was like, 'My character would be with Fez'. I think that I ended up with Wilmer's character. And I was like, 'Why are you and I together?' And also, he was married when '70s ended, to Shannon Elizabeth's character, I think.

"Now we're like 20 years – no, 16 years later, whatever it is – and now we're married with a kid. And I was like, 'I don't know about this one'."

New faces include Ashley Aufderheide as Gwen, Mace Coronel as Jay, Maxwell Acee Donovan as Nate, Reyn Doi as Ozzie and Sam Morelos as Nikki.

Emotional fans commented on the trailer: "Can't believe the 90s is nostalgia now, I still feel like they were 10 years ago."

"Debra Jo and Kurtwood Smith having not aged a day and being in this show so heavily warms my heart," admitted another.

A third commented: "I hope the original cast have a fair amount of screen time. Also weird how the mum doesn't look like she's aged a day since the show ended."

A fourth teary viewer wrote: "Omg I cried when I saw this. Gave me chills and goosebumps. I can’t believe we’re about to finally have a little piece of our favourite show which was That 70s show. Even if it isn’t as good it’ll bring us back memories and nostalgia."

Here's another retro show coming back to the box.

That '90s Show premieres on Netflix on January 19, 2023.