Tommy Chong is officially returning as Leo for That 90’s Show. The actor confirmed his return during a recent appearance on The Dark Mark Show. “They gave me a call and I did my part,” he confirmed. “They never gave me any instructions, so I don’t know if I’m supposed to be talking about it or not. I really don’t give a s— to tell you the truth. I’ve got a big mouth. That’s what I’m known for…I’m back as Leo.”
Chong is the latest cast member from That 70’s Show to be confirmed. It was recently announced that Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, and Wilmer Valderrama are returning for guest appearances. They’ll join series leads, Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp, who are reprising their roles as Red and Kitty Forman.
The spinoff series will focus on Leia Forman (Callie Haverda), the daughter of Eric (Grace) and Donna (Prepon), as she visits her grandparents during the summer of 1995. Much like her parents, she’ll find herself forming bonds with a new generation of Point Place kids under the watchful eye of Red and Kitty.
Over the course of its run, Chong appeared as Leo in 65 episodes of That 70’s Show as a hippy stoner who built a close relationship with Hyde after employing him at the Foto Hut. Danny Masterson is not expected to reprise his role as Hyde in That 90’s Show.
That 90’s Show was ordered straight to series by Netflix with a 10-episode count. The creators of That 70’s Show, Bonnie Turner and Terry Turner, have boarded the series as writers and executive producers alongside their daughter Linsey Turner. Gregg Mettler, who also worked on That 70’s Show, is also on board as a writer, executive producer, and showrunner.
Source: The Dark Mark Show via Variety