As we inch closer to the premiere of Netflix’s That ’90s Show, we can’t help but wonder how much of the ’70s will be remembered. (After all, those basement dwellers smoked a ton of pot.)
Will Donna still resent Eric for that year he spent in Africa? Will Jackie and Fez have lived happily ever after? And how likely is it that anyone — and we mean anyone — has kept in touch with Randy?
When Will & Grace returned to the airwaves in 2017, the original series finale was considered all but a dream. Neither Will nor Grace had ever had children of their own, and they certainly hadn’t gone decades without speaking. And when Roseanne was revived the following year, not only did The Powers That Be jettison the entire final season (including the Conners’ $108 million windfall), but also the existence of not one, but two offspring (we barely knew ye, Jerry and Andy!). Will That ’70s Show‘s sequel series follow suit and ignore some of the mothership’s most detested storylines?
As previously reported, That ’90s Show picks up in 1995, with Eric and Donna’s daughter Leia Forman (played by Shut Eye‘s Callie Haverda) visiting her grandparents (returning cast members Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp) in Point Place, Wis., where she comes of age with a new generation of kids “under the watchful eye of Kitty and the stern glare of Red,” per the official logline.
Fellow OGs Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are said to be in negotiations with Netflix and are fully expected to recur as Eric, Donna, Jackie and Kelso, respectively. With that in mind, we’ve taken the liberty of pinpointing a few late-in-run plot pivots that we suspect fans would happily accept being ignored…