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A Spinoff of That 70s Show Is Coming to Netflix

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BY October 10, 2021

Is everybody still hanging out down the street doing the same old thing that we did last week? Good, because Netflix is banking on some of that nostalgia. The latest series to come from the competitive streaming service is a spinoff of an old favorite. Netflix is creating a spinoff of That 70s Show, appropriately named That 90s Show. And don’t worry, some old cast members are sure to return.

That 70s Show Is Getting A Spinoff At Netflix

That 90s Show will follow the original series’ second favorite couple’s (after Jackie and Hyde, obviously) kid. Eric and Donna have apparently made it work through a few more decades and have a daughter of their own. Leia Forman (seriously, Leia) is visiting her grandparents, Red (Kurtwood Smith) and Kitty (Debra Jo Rupp), for the summer of 1995. Shennanigans are bound to happen in Point Place, Wisconsin, and Red and Kitty are there to watch it all.

So far, Rupp and Smith are the only original cast members confirmed to be joining the spinoff. Though, considering the plot, we’re hoping for some cameos. Considering the long relationships that some of the old cast has with Netflix, like with Ashton Kutcher’s involvement in The Ranch and Laura Prepon’s starring vehicle Orange Is the New Black, the odds are looking good.

The spinoff is bringing in plenty of other folks involved in the original. This includes series creators Bonnie and Terry Turner, along with their daughter Lindsey. They will serve as writers and executive producers. Gregg Mettler will also return, working as the series showrunner and executive producer. Smith and Rupp will executive produce as well, along with Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner.

Why Now?

We have all seen the power that streaming services can do to revive a show. That 70s Show isn’t nearly as old as the title suggests, running from 1998 to 2006 on Fox. But thanks to high streaming numbers, Netflix has noticed how powerful binge-worthy shows can be. We’re just hopeful that it’s better (and more successful) than That ’80s Show.

Readers, are you excited to watch a spinoff of That 70s Show on Netflix? We guess it’s time to start rewatching it ahead of That 90s Show!

Featured image via The Carsey-Werner Company.

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Meghan Hale is the kind of movie lover that has a "must watch" that is a mile long... and growing. When she isn't talking about the latest film and television news she is writing one of her many in-process novels, screaming film trivia at anybody who will listen, and working as a mental health care professional. Follow her on Twitter @meghanrhale for some fun theories and live reactions to all things entertainment.


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