The spinoff of That ‘70s Show, titled That ‘90s Show, casts the daughter of Eric and Donna. Released in 1998, That ‘70s Show aired on Fox for eight successful seasons. Focusing on the lives of a group of teenage friends and their trials and tribulations while residing in the suburbs of Wisconsin, the hit comedy series officially signed off in 2006.
Starting in the mid-’70s, an era of 8-track tapes, bell-bottoms, and the release of Star Wars, That ‘70s Show centers on Eric Forman (Topher Grace), who lives with his parents Kitty (Debra Jo Rupp) and Red (Kurtwood Smith), and his relationship with his childhood sweetheart, Donna (Laura Prepon). That ’70s Show also starred Danny Masterson, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, and Wilmer Valderrama. Last year, Netflix announced that That ‘90s Show was officially in the works and would feature the return of Smith and Rupp in their roles as Red and Kitty Forman. Now, the new generation of Point Place has been revealed.
Netflix announced that Callie Haverda (The Lost Husband) has been cast as Leia Foreman, the daughter of Eric and Donna. Set in 1995, That ‘90s Show will follow Leia, who is visiting her grandparents in Point Place, Wisconsin for the summer. Described as “smart like her mom, snarky like her dad,” Leia Forman discovers adventure, teenage tribulations, and a new best friend while “under the “watchful eye of Kitty and the stern glare of Red.”
Helmed by showrunner Gregg Mattler, That ‘90s Show has rounded out its cast of Point Place teenagers and stars with Ashley Aufderheide (It) as Gwen, Sam Mace Coronel (Colin in Black & White) as Jay, Maxwell Acee Donovan (Gabby Duran & The Unsittables) as Nate, Reyn Doi as Ozzie, and Sam Morelos as Nikki. Written by original series creators Bonnie Turner and Ted Turner, That ‘90s Show could leave the door open for numerous original cast members to return while diving into the misaventures of the new basement group.
Of course, That ‘90s Show can offer an update on what the beloved original characters have been up to since viewers last saw them on That ‘70s Show, even if they don’t make an appearance. Fans of That ‘70s Show, as well as a new group of viewers, can look forward to the familiar faces of Red and Kitty while reliving the pop culture, fashion, and influences of 1995, led by Haverda as Leia, in the upcoming That ‘90s Show.