That ‘90s Show felt like an experiment that could have gone really, really poorly for Netflix, reprising a beloved sitcom when a previous attempt, That ‘80s Show, failed miserably.
However, the show is…pretty good! Decent scores from both critics and audiences mean that people want to see more, specifically a season 2, and even though this is cancel-happy Netflix we’re talking about, which seems like it often targets teen girl-led productions that aren’t named “Wednesday,” I have a pretty good feeling about That ‘90s Show being renewed for season 2, despite the fact nothing official has been announced here just days after release.
Why? A few reasons:
- The show debuted at #1 in the top 10 list. That’s a tough feat for any series, but you can’t have a better debut than that. Even if it only last a couple of days before Ginny and Georgia passed it up again, it’s a strong start.
- It’s cheap. I mean, it’s about as cheap as you get outside of reality shows. It’s a sitcom shot in a few sets without A-list stars. That is not an expensive production compared to the on-location, CGI-heavy series that Netflix normally ends up cancelling unless they are super megahits. The low budget here is easily working in That ‘90s Show’s favor.
- Finally, I think we already have a model for essentially this exact sort of thing working, and lasting a long time, on Netflix: Fuller House. That show was another revival of a once-beloved sitcom that people liked well enough, and it coasted to an easy five seasons and 75 episodes. I see no reason That ‘90s Show couldn’t follow the same path.
That leads to the next question, when That ‘90s Show may return for season 2 if it is renewed. While every series is different, if we are using Fuller House as a comparison point, that show premiered in February 2016 and its second season was in December of the same year, just 10 months later. Then, its third season arrived 11 months later and was split into two parts. The point being, a show like this usually has a shorter production/filming time based on its genre, a sitcom shot on a limited number of sets, so unlike some shows that may take a year or two to return, I would expect to see season 2 of That 90s Show possibly even arrive by November or December of 2023, if it gets a quick greenlight. At worst, a year would be January 2024.
As for what could happen? We don’t have much info from those involved with the show, but I did find this Decider interview with Leia actress Callie Haverda about her character’s potential growth in season 2:
“People definitely grow. She grew over just the summer so I think over this next year, she’ll be craving to go back to Point Place, but she’ll also be kind of finding herself. I think she’ll kind of move out of her comfort zone with the things that Gwen taught her and we’ll probably see her come back as a more confident person as more like, sure of herself. She’s probably done even more new experiences, met new people while she was gone. Yeah, I’m really excited to see what happens with her, when she comes back.”
It’s unclear whether Leia would return to Point Place some time during the school year, or if it would be a full year and the following summer for season 2. It also stands to reason that the love quadrangle between her, Nate, Jay and Nikki will continue. Though I do know that many fans are hoping that she ends up with Gwen in the end, instead. I mean, if this show runs for long enough, anything can probably happen.
That’s all we got for now, but I would feel pretty confident about a season 2 here, based on what we’re seeing so far.
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