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Perhaps one of the most anticipated reboots of the season is officially landing on Netflix on January 19, 2023: That 90s Show, based on the beloved That 70s Show, which originally aired on Fox from 1998 to 2006.
As seen in the full trailer that the streaming giant just dropped, the spinoff focuses on Leia Forman, Eric Forman and Donna Pinciotti's daughter, who heads to Point Place in Wisconsin to stay with her grandparents Red and Kitty in the summer of 1995.
The new series features 10 episodes in total, which will be available on Netflix starting January 19, 2023.
Unfortunately, although That 70s Show used to be available for streaming on Netflix, that is no longer the case. If you want to catch up on those episodes, you can do so on Peacock.
WHAT IS THAT 90S SHOW ABOUT?
According to an official Netflix synopsis, That 90s Show will be a continuation of the '70s-themed series, this time focusing on Leia (Callie Haverda), the daughter of Eric (Topher Grace) and Donna (Laura Prepon) from the original run of the program.
"Leia is desperate for some adventure in her life or at least a best friend or at least a best friend who isn't her dad," reads the synopsis. "When she arrives in Point Place to visit her grandparents, Red (Kurtwood Smith)and Kitty (Debra Jo Rupp), Leia finds what she's looking for right next door when she meets the dynamic and rebellious Gwen (Ashley Aufderheide)."
As the episodes unfold, audience members will get to know a whole cast of hilarious new characters, including Gwen's brother Nate (Maxwell Donovan) and his girlfriend Nikki (Sam Morelos). Other to-be friends of Leia are "the sarcastic and insightful Ozzie (Reyn Doi) and the charming Jay (Mace Coronel)."
"Excited to reinvent herself, [Leia] convinces her parents to let her stay for the summer," reveals the summary. "With a basement full of teens again, Kitty is happy the Forman house is now a home for a new generation and Red is, well... Red."
WHO IS IN THE CAST OF THAT 90S SHOW?
Although the show focuses on Leia, played by 15-year-old actor Callie, there are plenty of other cast members set to delight on the show. Gwen Runck, described as "a rebellious Riot grrrl with a loyal heart," is played by Ashley Aufderheide. The character's "easygoing and fun-loving brother," Nate Runck, is played by Maxwell Ace Donovan, and his girlfriend Nikki is played by Sam Morelos.
Mace Coronel takes on the role of Jay Kelso, a "flirty young videographer" that's also the son of Michael Kelso (Ashton Kutcher) and Jackie Burkhart (Mila Kunis) from the original series.
Reyn Doi plays openly gay teen Ozzie.
The only returning main cast members from the original series are Debra Jo Rupp as Kitty Forman (Leia's grandmother) and Kurtwood Smith as Red Forman, Leia's grandfather.
WHICH OF THAT 70S SHOW CAST MEMBERS ARE COMING BACK FOR THAT 90S SHOW?
Although Debra and Kurtwood are the only two actors featured on That 70s Show that will appear on every episode of the spinoff, other original cast members are scheduled to return for guest appearances.
As seen in the first full trailer, Topher and Laura will reprise their respective roles during some episodes, as will Mila and Ashton (who are actually now married in real life!).
The hilarious Wilder Valderrama will return as Fez (his appearance in the trailer will draw incessant laughs) as will Tommy Chong as Leo Chingkwake and Don Stark as Bob Pinciotti.
As expected given his sexual assault criminal trial, Danny Masterson, who played Steven Hyde on That 70s Show, will not be appearing on the spinoff series.
Anna Rahmanan is a New York-based writer and editor who covers culture, entertainment, food, fashion and travel news. Anna’s words have appeared on Time Out New York, the Huffington Post, Fortune, Forbes, Us Weekly, Bon Appetit and Brooklyn Magazine, among other outlets.
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