Netflix hasn’t had a great time lately, with the streaming service forced to cancel several shows amid a huge loss of subscribers. On top of that, popular comedy series Schitt’s Creek dropped the service in favor of rival streamer, Hulu.
Luckily, we have some good Netflix news to report, with nearly the entire original cast of classic sitcom That ’70s Show now confirmed for the service’s next sequel series, That ’90s Show.
As detailed by The Hollywood Reporter, Topher Grace (Eric), Mila Kunis (Jackie), Ashton Kutcher (Kelso), Laura Prepon (Donna) and Wilder Valderrama (Fez) have reached deals to appear on the new multi-camera series. They will join previously confirmed cast members Kurtwood Smith (Red) and Debra Jo Rupp (Kitty), who can be seen above in the first released image from the series.
Unsurprisingly, Danny Masterson, who played Hyde in the original series, wasn’t invited back, due to the actor’s multiple rape accusations (which led to his firing from Netflix sitcom The Ranch in 2017 ) and awaiting trial in August.
What we know about That ’90s Show so far
According to The Hollywood Reporter, That ’90s Show will take place in 1995 and is set to follow Eric and Donna’s daughter, Leia Foreman (Callie Haverda), “as she visits her grandparents for the summer and bonds with a new generation of Point Place des gamins.”
Friends of Leia will be played by newcomers Ashley Aufderheide, Mace Coronel, Maxwell Acee Donovan, Reyn Doi and Sam Morelos. The first season of That 90s Show will consist of 10 episodes.
At this time, it’s unknown how many episodes the original gang will appear in – the show’s IMDb listing has Grace, Kunis, Kutcher, Prepon, and Valderrama for one episode each, though that may not be. only a placeholder.
No release date has been given for the ’90s show, but since the show is already filming, we’re expecting it to land on Netflix later this year.