Get ready to dust off your platform shoes and crank up the grunge because That 90s Show is heading back to Point Place for a second season! The Netflix sitcom, a sequel to the beloved “That 70s Show,” charmed audiences with its nostalgic vibes and a fresh cast of teenage misfits. While season 1 left us with cliffhangers and yearning for more, here’s what we know about the upcoming season.
Production Update: Delayed but Not Derailed
Initially planned for a summer 2023 release, filming for season 2 was pushed back due to the Hollywood writers’ and actors’ strikes. However, production finally began in December 2023 and ended in January 2024. This suggests a potential release date sometime in mid-to-late 2024.
What to Expect: Storylines and Relationships
Season 1 centred on Leia Forman, Eric and Donna’s daughter, spending her summer with her grandparents, Red and Kitty. She quickly found her “circle” of friends, navigating teenage life, crushes, and 90s pop culture.
Leia and Jay:
The season finale saw Leia and Jay’s budding romance hit a snag. With Leia unsure about a long-distance relationship, their future remains uncertain. Expect season 2 to explore their dynamic further, with the potential for new love interests or a rekindled flame.
The Forman Family:
Red and Kitty’s adjustment to having teenagers back in the house provided comedic gold. Season 2 might delve deeper into their evolving relationship with Leia and their lives.
The Gang’s Adventures:
The friend group formed a core part of the season’s charm. We can expect more hijinks, misadventures, and explorations of their journeys as they navigate school, family, and self-discovery.
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Special Guest Appearances:
Season 1 featured cameos from the original That 70s Show cast. While their involvement in season 2 is yet to be confirmed, there’s always a chance for another nostalgic visit from Donna, Eric, Kelso, Jackie, Fez, and Hyde (or not, depending on the story).
New Faces and Returning Favorites:
The cast for season 2 remains essentially unchanged, with Callie Haverda, Ashley Aufderheide, Mace Coronel, Maxwell Acevedo, and others reprising their roles. However, new faces might join the mix, adding fresh perspectives and storylines.
Beyond the Basement: Expanding the World
While the Forman basement remains the central hub, season 1 ventured beyond Point Place, exploring the wider 90s world. We can expect season 2 to do the same, potentially showcasing iconic locations, events, and trends that defined the decade.
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The 90s Nostalgia Factor:
Season 1 captured the essence of the 90s with its music, fashion, and pop culture references. Season 2 promises to continue this trend, offering a nostalgic trip down memory lane for those who lived through the era and a glimpse into a captivating time for those who didn’t.
With relatable characters, comedic situations, and a healthy dose of 90s nostalgia, That 90s Show has earned its place among the current crop of feel-good sitcoms. Season 2 promises to build upon the foundation laid in Season 1, offering more laughs, heartwarming moments, and a glimpse into the lives of these unforgettable teenagers. So, grab your scrunchies, crank up the dial-up modem, and get ready to return to Point Place for another season of That 90s Show!