That ’90s Show Season 2: Cast, Plot & Everything We Know

After season 1 ended with a big twist for Leia, the anticipation for That ‘90s Show season 2 updates are even greater. That ‘90s Show is 15 years after That ‘70s Show’s finale, following the misadventures of teenager Leia Forman and her friends as she stays in Point Place with her grandparents Red and Kitty. In addition to That ‘70s, Show’s returning characters like Eric, Donna, Jackie, Kelso, and Fez, Netflix’s That ‘90s Show introduces a new cast of teens who have circles in the basement, party on the Water Tower, and lie to Red and Kitty to sneak out of town – just like their parents two decades before.



Throughout That ‘90s Show season 1, Leia became best friends with her rebellious next-door neighbor Gwen and started a romance with Jackie and Kelso’s son Jay, but tensions began to rise as the summer came to a close. While also worrying about maintaining her new friendships upon returning to Chicago for the school year, Leia was presented with a major dilemma right before leaving, as she nearly kissed Gwen’s brother Nate. As Leia and Donna drive back to Chicago, her relationships with Jay and Nate are left undecided, setting up potential storylines, returning characters, and a timeline for That ‘90s Show season 2.

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The Latest That ‘90s Show Season 2 News

The most recent That 90s Show season 2 news was, like many other shows during the 2023 writer’s strike, focused on delays. While season 2 is definitely happening, and with a bumper number of episodes, fans might be waiting a while. That ’90s Show season 2 production was originally scheduled for May to September, but the WGA writers’ strike, and the subsequent SAG/AFTRA strike put the show on hiatus, with a new date unknown (via What’s on Netflix). Since the strikes have been resolved, no new information has been revealed.

The WGA strike was resolved on September 27th, 2023, and the SAG/AFTRA strike was resolved on November 9th, 2023.

That ‘90s Show Season 2 is Confirmed

Netflix officially renewed That ‘90s Show for the second season just a few weeks after it premiered on the streaming giant. It typically takes around two or three months after a show premieres for Netflix to announce whether it has been renewed or canceled, so this was an instant vote of approval from Netflix. When talking about the renewal, co-creator Gregg Mettler said they “owe the fans, old and new, for taking the trip with us in the first season — and we can’t wait to be there with them in the second season” (via THR).

That ’90s Show Season 2 Production Status

Jackie talking to Kitty in That 90s Show

Unfortunately, there was no That ’90s Show season 2 release date that was attached to the confirmation announcement, but it was seemingly fast-tracked by Netflix given that production was scheduled to start in May 2023. With filming planned to end in September and with little post-production needed for a sitcom like That ’90s Show, season 2 was likely planned to be released in January 2024, exactly one year after season one.

However, the Hollywood strikes threw this plan to the wayside, as That ’90s Show is one of countless series and movies to be affected. The production for season 2 couldn’t be rescheduled until the strikes were resolved, and with the SAG/AFTRA strike lasting until November 2023, production has likely only just started. Fortunately, sitcoms are much faster and easier to produce than single-camera TV.

That ‘90s Show Season 2 Cast

That '90s Show cast sitting on a couch.

Being a sitcom, the cast is probably going to remain the same for That ’90s Show season 2, barring any major changes. That means Debra Jo Rupp and Kurtwood Smith will be back as Kitty and Red Forman. Becoming the de facto main character during season 1, Callie Haverda will also be back as Leia Forman for season 2. The only unclear thing is the return of That ’70s Show characters, since some were major characters like Wilmer Valderrama’s Fez while others like Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis merely made cameos as Michael Kelso and Jackie Burkhart.

Other expected returns include:

Actor

That ’90s Show Role

Ashley Aufderheide

Gwen Runck

Mace Coronel

Jay Kelso

Reyn Doi

Ozzie

Sam Morelos

Nikki

Maxwell Acee Donovan

Nate Runck

Andrea Anders

Sherri Runck

Laura Prepon

Donna Forman

Tommy Chong

Leo Chingkwake

Related: That ’90s Show Cast, Character & Cameo Guide

That ‘90s Show Season 2 Story Details

Laura Prepon as Donna Pinciotti and Callie Haverda as Leia Forman in That '90s Show

That ‘90s Show season 2’s story is set up to follow Leia choosing between Nate and Jay. In addition to another summer of misadventures, Kitty and Red will also continue advising Sherri, which could include Fez trying to be a stepfather to Gwen and Nate. Much like That ‘70s Show, the story of That ‘90s Show season 2 will primarily surround breakups, hookups, and hanging out in the basement. More will likely be revealed when the first trailer arrives.

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    That 90s Show

    Cast:
    Kurtwood Smith, Debra Jo Rupp, Mace Coronel, Callie Haverda, Ashley Aufderheide, Sam Morelos, Reyn Doi, Maxwell Acee Donovan

    Genres:
    Romance, Comedy, Drama

    Seasons:
    1

    Writers:
    Gregg Mettler, Bonnie Turner, Lindsey Turner, Terry Turner

    Release Date:
    2023-01-19

    Story By:
    Mark Brazill

    Streaming Service(s):
    Netflix

    Directors:
    Gail Mancuso, Laura Prepon

    Showrunner:
    Gregg Mettler