With more than 15 years passed since the end of “That ’70s Show,” it’s understandable that series star Ashton Kutcher may have been a little trippy returning for the show’s upcoming Netflix spinoff, “That ’90s Show.”
“It was really nostalgic to be back on the set,” Kutcher told Variety’s Carson Burton at the red carpet premiere of “Vengeance” at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles Monday evening. “It’s all the same folks that made ‘That ’70s Show,’ so it was pretty bizarre.”
In addition to being a blast, of course, Kutcher continued by saying that he and his wife, “That ’70s Show” co-star Mila Kunis, believed that returning to the property was the appropriate thing to do.
“Mila and I were contemplating it,” Kutcher said. “We thought, ‘Listen, we’re only in the position that we’re in because of that show, so let’s just go back and do this. We just went back and had fun for a week. It was so random and fun.”
The new ’90s-set series also received some encouraging words from Kutcher: “It’s really funny. The new cast is phenomenal.”
Leia Forman (Callie Haverda), daughter of Eric (Topher Grace) and Donna (Laura Prepon), will be the focus of “That ’90s Show” when she spends the summer with her grandparents. To reprise their roles as Red and Kitty, Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp are joining the cast from the first movie. A new generation of Point Place children will be followed in the 1995-set series, which also stars Haverda, Ashley Aufderheide, Mace Coronel, Maxwell Acee Donovan, Reyn Doi, and Sam Morelos.
For the upcoming season, Kutcher will return in a guest role as Michael Kelso.
Grace, Prepon, Kunis, and Wilmer Valderrama, other members of the original cast, are also scheduled to make guest appearances.
In the near future, B.J. Novak, a former cast member of “The Office,” who also wrote and acts in the movie “Vengeance,” in which Kutcher has a supporting role, will make his directorial debut.
As per Variety, in “Vengeance,” Novak plays an ambitious podcaster who travels from New York to Texas to look into the murder of a lady with whom he had a relationship. In the movie, Kutcher plays Quinten Sellers, a music producer from Texas.
The release date for “That ’90s Show” has not yet been confirmed, while “Vengeance” is scheduled to open in theatres on Friday.