Danny Masterson who played Hyde on the show was accused of sexual assault by five women and will not be a part of the series.
That '70s Show was a period sitcom that was a hit in the late '90s and early 2000s. We are now getting the gang back again for the series spin-off, That '90s Show.
The new spin-off sequel show will be, as the name suggests, in the 90s. The show will be centered around Leia Forman, the daughter of Eric Forman and Donna Pinciotti. As a teen, the show will focus on her befriending other teenagers as she spends the summer of 1995 with her grandparents, Red and Kitty in Point Place, Wisconsin, the place where her parents met and grew up. It will be taking place 15 and a half years after the events of That 70's Show. Callie Haverda will play Leia in the 10-episode series with Ashley Aufderheide, Mace Coronel, Maxwell Acee Donovan, Reyn Doi, and Sam Morelos as the new Point Place teens.
‘That ’70s Show’ Original Stars Close Deal to Return for Netflix Sequel https://t.co/r1gtNKqWaB— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) April 30, 2022
Now, Topher Grace as Eric Forman, Mila Kunis as Jackie Burkhart, Ashton Kutcher as Michael Kelso, Laura Prepon as Donna Pinciotti, and Wilmer Valderrama as Fez have been confirmed to make guest appearances in the sequel series following prolonged negotiations, as per The Hollywood Reporter. Danny Masterson who played Hyde on the show was first accused of sexual assault in 2017 by five women. He has been ordered to stand trial on three counts of rape, and will not be involved in the spin-off. The actor has denied the charges with the trial set to begin trial in August 2022.
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But at a hearing last week in the rape case against actor Danny Masterson, church officials were unable to stop their practices from being debated in open court.https://t.co/aB0nYAtQlh
That 70's Show followed the story of a group of six teenage friends living in the fictional Point Place, Wisconsin. The show was Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner, and Mark Brazill. The show concluded in 2006 and many sequels sprang up following the success of the show but none of them turned out to be as popular as the original. Debra Jo Rupp who played Kitty Forman and Kurtwood Smith who played Red Forman were already set to executive produce. They had confirmed they would be returning to the sequel series. They will play a central role in That '90s Show as Leia's protective grandparents.
The series’ logline reads, “Sex, drugs, and rock ’n roll never dies, it just changes clothes.” So we can expect some That '70s Show style humor with the original creators leading the spin-off as well. Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner of The Carsey-Werner Company, who executive produced the original show will be producing this show as well. It is set to premiere on Netflix. But a release date has not yet been announced.