Jackie and Kelso are back! In other words, they’re doing the same thing they did nearly 20 years ago: Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are returning to the world of “That ’70s Show.”
In the new Netflix spinoff “That ’90s Show,” the pair who portrayed love interests on the popular 2000s comedy as teenagers before getting married in real life years later, will reprise their roles as Kelso and Jackie.
In order to show their appreciation for how the program altered their lives, Kutcher and Kunis chose to reprise the roles that made them famous.
“Mila and I were contemplating it,” the actor told Variety Monday at the premiere of his new movie, “Vengeance.” “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.”
“It was really nostalgic to be back on the set,” Kutcher continued. “It’s all the same folks that made ‘That ’70s Show,’ so it was pretty bizarre.”
The spinoff, which picks up 15 years after the final episode of the series, will feature almost all of the original cast members. Fox broadcast “That ’70s Show” from 2001 until 2006 for eight seasons.
In 2022, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis go to the 94th Academy Awards together.
“That ’90s Show” will follow Leia (Callie Haverda), the daughter of Eric (Topher Grace) and Donna (Laura Prepon), who “bonds with a new generation of Point Place kids under the watchful eye of Kitty (Debra Jo Rupp) and the stern glare of Red (Kurtwood Smith),” while visiting them for the summer, according to the official synopsis.
“Sex, drugs, and rock ’n roll never dies, it just changes clothes,” the logline reads.
While Danny Masterson, who is awaiting trial on three separate allegations of rape, won’t be a part of the series, other original cast members Wilmer Valderrama and Tommy Chong will.
The new group of young performers, which includes Ashley Aufderheide, Reyn Doi, Maxwell Acee Donovan, Sam Morelos, and Mace Coronel, was praised as “phenomenal” by Kutcher, who also teased that the program is “very humorous.”
Netflix has received 10 episodes of the comedy, although no release date has been set as of yet.
The spinoff will mark Kutcher and Kunis’ first on-screen collaboration since tying the knot in 2012 after years of friendship and on-screen flings.
“Yep, in the show [we kissed], with no feelings whatsoever,” Kunis said on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast back in 2018 about filming “That ’70s Show” with Kutcher. “It’s the weirdest story that nobody believes, but it’s God’s honest truth. There was nothing there, and it was like … whatever.
Ashton Kutcher got married to Demi Moore in 2005 and split up in 2011. Mila Kunis also broke up with her long-term partner Macaulay Culkin. Years later, after bumping into each other at an awards ceremony, the two started dating. Years later, after bumping into each other at an awards ceremony, the two started dating.
She continued, “We would have never been together if we didn’t both go through what we went through in order to be the people that we were when we reconnected.”