That ’90s Show Is Happening, Just As We All Feared
That 90’s Show, a spin-off of That 70’s Show, is officially in development at Netflix with Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp reprising their roles as Red and Kitty Forman respectively. The show will be set in 1995, and will tell the story of Leia Forman, daughter of Eric and Donna, who is visiting Red and Kitty for the summer.
That 70’s Show creators Bonnie Turner and Terry Turner are joining the project as executive producers. Gregg Mettler, who worked on the original, will serve as the showrunner. Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of the show.
The original debuted in 1998 and ran for 8 seasons until ending in 2006. It featured stars including Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Topher Grace, and more hanging out in the Formans’ basement. There is no word on the rest of the cast for That 90’s Show, including if any of the original characters will return in guest appearances.
This isn’t the first attempt at a spinoff. During That 70’s Show’s original run, That 80’s Show launched and ran for only 13 episodes.
Besides rebooting classic sitcoms, Netflix is also bringing more beloved sitcoms to the service. This month, every season of Seinfeld joined Netflix’s lineup. For more, you can check out everything new to Netflix for October 2021.
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.