That ’70s Show Spinoff To Feature Kurtwood Smith And Debra Jo Rupp As Grandparents

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Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp will be returning to Netflix’s That ’70s Show spinoff as ’90s grandparents!

The spinoff series is set to follow the daughter of Eric (Topher Grace) and Donna (Laura Prepon) as she visits her grandparents Red (Kurtwood Smith) and Kitty (Debra Jo Rupp) in Wisconsin. Netflix announced the 10-episode spinoff series on Friday. Aside from reprising their original roles, Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp will also serve as executive producers.

“Hello, Wisconsin! It’s 1995 and Leia Forman, daughter of Eric and Donna, is visiting her grandparents for the summer where she bonds with a new generation of Point Place kids under the watchful eye of Kitty and the stern glare of Red,” the upcoming show’s logline reads. “Sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll never dies, it just changes clothes.”

That ’70s Show star Wilmer Valderrama previously opened up to PEOPLE about the potential of a spinoff and shared that the cast had discussed a potential follow-up movie.  “We’ve breezed through it. We’ve talked about it,” he said in 2019. “I think a reboot right now — look, what we did at that time, at the age we were, was so ambitious and fearless and daring … it’d be tough.”

That ’70s Show also starred Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, but it has yet to be confirmed whether the duo will return to reprise their roles.

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