That ‘70s Show is extending into a new decade with Netflix’s upcoming spin-off series. That ‘90s Show brings both returning fans and new viewers back to Point Place, this time following Leia Forman (Callie Haverda), the daughter of original characters Eric and Donna.
Netflix has unveiled who will be playing the new generation of the Wisconsin neighborhood. Set in 1995, Leia is visiting her grandparents over the summer (yes, we can all rejoice in the fact that Debra Jo Rupp and Kurtwood Smith will be returning as Kitty and Red) and quickly befriends some of the teens in their neighborhood.
Alongside Haverda, Ashley Aufderheide, who starred in ABC’s Emergence, plays Gwen, a dynamic powerhouse and the unofficial leader of the friend group. Gwen is described as a ’90s Riot Grrrl that’s equal parts loyalty, rebellion, and heart.
Nikki, played by Sam Morelos, is Gwen’s brother’s girlfriend. On the outside, Nikki is focused, smart, and driven. But a closer look beneath the surface reveals her desire for rebellion, an itch that her boyfriend can scratch.
Reyn Doi, of Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar, plays Ozzie, an insightful and sarcastic gay teenager who finds himself frustrated with the lack of acceptance of queerness in society.
Mace Coronel and Maxwell Acee Donovan play best friends Jay and Nate, respectively. Jay, charming and awkwardly flirty, works at the local video store and, when armed with his video camera, the whole world is his set. Nate, on the other hand, is the older brother of Gwen, but beyond genetics, the two couldn’t be more different. His van often transports the gang on their various adventures.
Gregg Mettler serves as creator and showrunner of the 10-episode series as well as executive producer. Kurtwood Smith, Debra Jo Rupp, Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner, Lindsey Turner, Marcy Carsey, and Tom Werner also serve as executive producers. That ‘90s Show will be produced under The Carsey-Werner Company.