Netflix’s That ’70s Show spinoff confirms that beloved characters Eric (Topher Grace) and Donna (Laura Prepon) reunited after the events of the show’s final episode in 2006.
That 70s Show followed six Wisconsin teenagers as they navigated growing up in the 1970s and got into their fair share of sticky situations.
It was a fan favourite, kicking off the careers of not only Grace and Prepon, but also those of Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Danny Masterson, and Wilmer Valderrama.
That ’90s Show will focus on Eric and Donna’s young daughter, named Leia Forman, as she visits her grandparents in Wisconsin for the summer, meets a brand new batch of mischievous teens, and causes her own trouble.
This confirms that Eric and Donna got back together at least temporarily after the end of the original show.
As you can already piece together; Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp will be returning as the elder Foremans and as executive producers on the series. On the production side of things, original series creators Bonnie Turner and Terry Turner are coming back as writers; and bringing their daughter Lindsey Turner to write as well. Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, and even Ashton Kutcher could reprise their roles for the series.
That ’70s Show highlighted Eric’s relationship with his parents, since the show centred around Forman’s house. With the spinoff set in the same location, it would make sense for the show to continue the theme of parent/child relationships with Eric, Donna, and Leia.
That ’70s Show has explored alternate realities before, and the possibilities for the spinoff are just as endless. It isn’t clear whether Eric and Donna got married or even stayed together after the 80s.
But viewers can rest easy knowing the couple did reunite after the series finale.
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