It’s official: Five of the original six young stars of That 70s show have made deals to return for the Netflix sequel, That 90s show.
Topher Grace (Eric Forman), Mila Kunis (Jackie Burkhart), Ashton Kutcher (Michael Kelso), Laura Prepon (Donna Pinciotti) and Wilmer Valderrama (Fez) will each make appearances in the sequel after lengthy negotiations. Danny Masterson (Hyde), who was ordered to stand trial on three counts of rape, will not be involved. The actor denied the charges.
That 90s show was picked up straight to series in October. The comedy is set in 1995 and revolves around Leia Forman, Eric and Donna’s daughter, as she visits her grandparents for the summer and bonds with a new generation of Point Place children. Original 70s show stars Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp reprise their roles as Red and Kitty, respectively, and executive produce.
Callie Haverda (The lost husband) stars as Leia Forman and leads the cast of newcomers in the 10-episode multicam comedy. Ashley Aufderheide, Mace Coronel, Maxwell Acee Donovan, Reyn Doi and Sam Morelos round out the cast.
The series was created by Gregg Mettler alongside Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner and Lindsey Turner. Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner return as executive producers. All in all, the 90s show is the third series in the franchise, joining the short-lived sequel, This show from the 80s, after the original ran for eight seasons on Fox.