Everyone likes to pull nostalgia, including Netflix, and if we have already seen new series based on great television successes of the last century, Why not keep doing spin-offs that feed on nostalgia and take advantage of the success of its predecessor to succeed?
This is what he must have thought Netflix when they offered to do a spin-off of the That ’70s Show, which by the way aired from 1998 to 2006, this time centered two decades ahead, in the 90s. And to which Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp will return in their respective roles as Red and Kitty Forman.
As reported Deadline, in addition to the two main actors, Also returning are the creators of the original series Bonnie and Terry Turner along with their daughter Lindsay Turner.Although the role of showrunner will be played by Gregg Mettler, who also worked on the original series as an assistant director.
Like That ’70s Show, This spin-off will also be located in Wisconsin, although its protagonist will be Eric’s daughter (Topher Grace) and Donna (Laura Prepon, called Leia, who visits her grandparents during the summer holidays, there she will meet a new generation of Point Place boys with whom she will enjoy great adventures under the watchful eye of her grandmother.
At the moment, the only actors of the original series that are confirmed are Smith and Rupp, although the rest of the cast members, such as Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, who are together in real life, come back sometime as cameos to the new series.
The original series of That ’70s Show aired on Fox from 1998 to 2006 with great success around the world, which Netflix hopes to replicate with this new spin-off.