Can’t keep calm! After buying streaming rights, Netflix is chalking out plans for ‘That ‘70s Show’ reboot.
It’s been 22 years since ‘That ‘70s Show’ debuted, and even though the show ended in 2006, fans of the series have got their petitions out for a reboot. With various OTT platforms like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime becoming more accessible to the masses, the competition to get the best content out to the audience has been of top priority.
- Why did ‘That ‘70s Show’ end?
- Topher Grace has made his decision about the reboot.
- The fate of the Netflix reboot
‘That ‘70s Show’ is without a doubt one of the best American television sitcoms ever made; so much so that after Netflix gained streaming rights, fans are convinced that the OTT platform can bring the show back from the dead. But will the show regain its lost fame? Read on to know more.
Why did ‘That ‘70s Show’ end?
Starring Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Wilmer Valderrama, and Danny Masterson as the main leads, ‘That ’70s Show’ became a hit among American teenagers and young adults as soon as the series premiered in 1998.
Its theme song “In the street” had a catchy tune, enough to get every kid watching the show jam to it whenever an episode was aired.
Even though the show lasted for a good eight seasons, the views and ratings kept depleting. Why, you ask? Fans and critics of the show strongly believed that the show went downhill after the premiere of the seventh season.
Some part of the audience was displeased with Jackie and Hyde’s relationship while others were simply bored out of their mind with the not-so-exciting storyline.
Following Topher Grace’s decision to quit the show to pursue his acting career in movies, ratings plummeted drastically, even more so after actor Ashton Kutcher aka Micheal Kelso decided it was time for him to bid farewell too. So, will Kutcher and Grace be interested in joining the rest of the cast for a reboot?
Topher Grace has made his decision about the reboot
The American actor had his first break with ‘That ‘70s Show’ as the lead protagonist Eric Forman. While all characters were equally important and fascinating to the audience, Topher really stood out with his role and as fans would say, “Eric Forman was the best character on the show”.
But, what led him to leave the show just when it was coming to an end were not the sinking views, but instead was the first break he bagged in the movies as the lead villain “Venom” in ‘Spider-Man 3’. Even though he did make a cameo or two in the show, he was at the prime of his acting career and there was no looking back.
But, of late, the actor has not been seen in many ground-breaking shows or movies which, as fans believe, has got him missing the Wisconsin gang. In numerous interviews, Grace has expressed his desire to get back on set with his former co-stars.
“Would do it for sure because that was a very wonderful time for us. We were all very close, having that experience every single day with each other. It was great to broadcast it out once a week …” he told “The Hollywood Reporter”.
The fate of the Netflix reboot
While Netflix continues to remain silent on the possibility of a reboot, fans have been constantly reaching out to the showrunners and the Netflix production team on social media hoping for a positive response.
Rebooting the show back to the 70s would not be possible, and since ‘That 80s Show’ didn’t work out too well, a storyline set in the ‘90s is something the showrunners and cast can work on.
“Just finished ‘That ‘70s Show’ on Netflix. Okay hear me out, a reboot set in the 90s? Haha or maybe I’ve been in the circle too long lol”, expressed another fan on Twitter.
Do you think ‘That 90s Show’ will be a success for Netflix? What do you think will be the plotline for the show? Did Topher Grace and Ashton Kutcher make the right decision by leaving the show before time? Let us know in the comment section below!