‘That ’70s Show’ Reunion Movie Teased by Wilmer Valderrama
That ’70s Show star Wilmer Valderrama has confirmed the cast of the classic sitcom have had talks about doing a reunion movie. In a new interview with People Now, Valderrama reiterated that he doesn’t see a reboot series happening, admitting it’d be tough to recreate the same magic the original show was able to create. Still, the actor is giving fans a little bit of hope by shedding some light on the discussions he’s had with his fellow cast members about doing That 70s Show Movie. Here’s what the actor said about the possibility of reviving the ’90s sitcom.
“We’ve talked about it… Maybe it’s That ’70s Movie, but it takes place in the ’90s? Where are they now? Or maybe the late ’80s might be kind of funny too. I don’t know, there’s nothing creatively in the works, but we talked about it. We thought it’d be really fun, and funny, because the tone of That ’70s Show could lend itself for something very forward-thinking.”
Valderrama has previously teased a That ’70s Show reunion movie could happen, telling Steve Harvey in 2017 there had been “conversations” about the concept. His recent suggestion of showing how the characters are doing in another decade like the ’90s does create an interesting premise, letting fans of the series revisit the same characters after fashion and pop culture had completely changed since the last time they’ve been seen. Still, it’s worth noting that the series did produce an ill-fated spin-off called That ’80s Show, which failed to catch on and was quickly canned.
On That ’70s Show, Valderrama played the foreign exchange student Fez. The show’s teenage cast also included many other future stars, including Topher Grace as Eric, Mila Kunis as Jackie, Laura Prepon as Donna, Ashton Kutcher as Kelso, and Danny Masterson as Hyde. Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp also shined on the series as Eric’s parents, Red and Kitty Foreman. Smith and Rupp will also soon be taking part in a mini-reunion of their own, playing husband and wife once again in the upcoming comedy series from comedian Nate Bargatze. Many cast members have also appeared on the Netflix series The Ranch as well, which featured Kutcher and Masterson in lead roles.
That ’70s Show first began airing on the Fox network in 1998, though its freshman season was set in 1976. The series followed a group of teenage friends living in a Wisconsin town during the Psychedelic Seventies. An instant hit with viewers, That ’70s Show would achieve great success on the network, lasting for eight seasons and airing a total of 200 episodes. Appropriately, the final episode concluded with the ball dropping on New Year’s Eve in 1979, ending the series at the exact moment the ’70s came to a close. None of the characters have been seen since.
Never say never when it comes to which classic shows from the 90s we’ll be revisiting next. Other sitcoms from the era like Will & Grace, Roseanne, and Full House have already found success with updated sequel shows. Even more are on the way with titles like Frasier and Friends revivals in the works. We’ll see if the revival of That ’70s Show ever happens. This news comes to us from People Now.