Roll on summer 1996!
Netflix has given the green light for That ‘90s Show season two. The first season of the That ‘70s Show spinoff landed on Netflix this January, hitting the streaming platform’s ‘Top 10 English TV’ list in 35 countries. With the debut season already garnering over 41 million hours in streaming worldwide, here’s what we can expect from Season Two.
Next season is confirmed to have 16 episodes, a great improvement on season one’s eight and welcome news for all of us who believe the death of the 25-episode-sitcom to be the worst thing to happen in television.
All of the core cast will be returning to their roles. Leia Forman (Callie Haerda) will be visiting Point Place to stay with her grandparents, Red (Kurtwood Smith) and Kitty (Debra Jo Rupp) for the summer.
Along with neighbour and rebellious bestfriend Gwen (Ashley Aufderheide), lovable goofball Nate (Maxwell Donovan), the intelligent Nikki (Sam Morelos), hair-flipping player Jay (Mace Coronel) and the quick and sarcastic Ozzie (Reyn Doi) the gang are set to get up to more even more mischief and coming-of-age style antics in the episodes to come.
Fan favourites from the original series are also confirmed for more guest appearances in the future.
The show’s creators have expressed their gratitude to fans for their warm reception of the debut season.
“All of us at That ‘90s Show were beyond excited by the warm, enthusiastic response to our first season. We can’t wait to return to Point Place for another summer of laughs and surprises,” said co-creator and executive producer Gregg Mettler in a statement.
“We owe the fans, new and old, for taking the trip with us in the first season … We can’t wait to be there with them in the second season,” added co-creator and executive producer Lindsey Turner.
Hopefully, season two will see the characters break the rigid moulds of their ‘70s Show predecessors and really come into their own. And with the help of additional episodes, the creators may include more references to ‘90s media in skits like those seen in the original series.
Now we cross our fingers in the hopes that Netflix reinstates That ‘70s Show to its service so fans can indulge in a binge-fest while we eagerly await season two.