Eric’s daughter Leia Forman (Callie Haverda), is the focus of That ’90s Show. Discover how the persona fits into the That ’70s Show universe and who Leia’s mother is. We also know how close the character came to being Topher Grace’s (Eric Forman’s) love child. Find out why throughout the writing process, Netflix stopped that.
In “That ’90s Show,” who is Leia Forman?
“Leia Forman is desperate for some excitement in her life or at least a best friend who isn’t her dad,” says the Netflix synopsis for the That ’70s Show spinoff. The streamer’s further description reads:
Kurtwood Smith, Debra Jo Rupp, and several other cast members from That ’70s Show will return to their roles in the spinoff series. The new ensemble of That ’90s Shows will introduce characters to viewers.
Who are the parents of Leia from “That ’90s Show”?
Variety reports that Donna Pinciotti and Eric Forman are Leia’s parents (Laura Prepon). It is consistent with their reconciliation after That ’70s Show.
Greg Mettler, a writer, claims that Eric would have named the 15-year-old girl Leia if she had a daughter. I was so amused by the idea that I realized I had a foundation to build.
The original plan for “That ’90s Show” was to highlight an “unknown grandchild.”
The ’90s The character Leia was originally intended to be something else by the show’s creators, Bonnie and Terry Turner. According to Terry, “our first guess was that Eric had once attended a rock festival and hooked up with someone, giving birth to an unidentified grandson.” And a 14 or 15-year-old boy claims to be Red [Smith] and Kitty’s [Rupp] grandchild as he appears in the doorway.
The idea didn’t appeal to Netflix because they thought viewers wouldn’t “warm up” to Eric having a “surprise love child.” Mettler stepped in at that point. They transformed Leia into the daughter of Eric and Donna.
Here’s why the ‘That ’70s Show’ spinoff is set in the 1990s.
According to Lindsey Turner, Bonnie and Terry’s daughter, the spinoff series takes place in the 1990s because that was the final decade in which people were “looking up.” They weren’t looking at their phones, she continued. It was the final bastion of genuine involvement where people had to fend for themselves and get to know one another.
On January 19, 2023, Netflix will release all 10 episodes of That ’90s Show.