Get ready to step back in time to the Forman Cellar with the official teaser trailer for Netflix That ’90s show is finally here! Set approximately 15 years after the events of That 70’s showthe sitcom is stacked with new and familiar faces.
The series revolves around Eric and Donna’s teenage daughter, Leia Forman (played by Callie Haverda), who spends the summers at her grandparents’ home in Point Place, Wisconsin. There she meets her neighbor Gwen (Ashley Aufderheide) and becomes part of a close group of friends. Each season takes place in summer.
The show will focus on the new group of kids, but several OG characters out That 70’s show Guest appearances include Eric (Topher Grace), Donna (Laura Prepon), Fez (Wilmer Valderrama), Kelso (Ashton Kutcher) and Jackie (Mila Kunis).
In addition to Eric and Donna, another original couple will be together: Kelso and Jackie (whose actors are married in real life!). “My husband and I are in it together, which is weird because we shouldn’t have done it,” Mila Kunis said in an interview with Access Hollywood. “I called BS. I thought, ‘My character would be with Fez…’ Now [Kelso and I] are married with a kid, and I was like, ‘I don’t know about this.’”
That ’90s show is also packed with behind-the-scenes connections to the original show. The makers of That 70’s showBonnie and Terry Turner, created together That ’90s show along with her daughter Lindsay and Gregg Mettler (who wrote for That 70’s show). Additionally, Kurtwood Smith (who plays Red) and Debra Jo Rupp (who plays Kitty) are executive producers. Laura Prepon also directed several episodes.
Originally, That ’90s show was opened with a completely different premise. Terry Turner told Variety, “Our first pass that Eric had eventually gone to a rock festival and met someone was to an unknown grandchild. And there’s a 14- or 15-year-old boy at the door who says he’s Red and Kitty’s grandson.”
Ultimately, Netflix decided that wasn’t quite right, so everyone went back to the drawing board. And so the idea of Leia Forman was born.
“I wanted [it] feel the same as That 70’s show did,” Mettler told Variety. “The show had a very special tone. It was playful, it had heart, it was sarcastic, it was full of love within this family, within the circle of friends. I missed being in the basement with those kids.”