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Even as society keeps getting farther and farther away from the 1970s, it hasn't stopped millions of fans from wanting to relive the era through the beloved Fox sitcom That '70s Show, which came to a close back in 2006. (It's probably best not to bring up the eighth and final season.) Despite the show's widespread success, co-creator Mark Brazill's only other co-creation since its premiere was the short-lived spinoff That '80s Show. Now, however, it looks like Brazill is gearing back up to bring another potentially awesome TV show to audiences.
As exciting as this news probably is for That '70s Show fans, there unfortunately isn't very much to go on by way of information, so it's hard to tell what to expect. As of this moment, the project doesn't even seem have a title in place, and it's unclear what the plot will be, or who might get cast for it. We're hoping for Topher Grace and Laura Prepon, but that's probably just pipe dreaming.
Despite all that – or the lack of all that, as it were – it's probably safe to think the '70s Show co-creator will be working on a comedy for his next project. It was initially announced by Deadline as part of a large slate of TV and film projects tied to a newly launched TV and film production studio co-founded by The Simpsons' longtime star Nancy Cartwright, who has voiced Bart Simpson for going on 32 seasons.
The company, going by the name CRE84U Entertainment, will see Nancy Cartwright (also of Rugrats and Animaniacs fame) reteaming with Monica Gil-Rodriguez, her producing partner through Spotted Cow Entertainment, along with Carolina and Jaime Aymerich (Netflix's Julie and the Phantoms). Part of the purpose of the new company is to seek out established intellectual properties from around the globe in order to develop and produce versions for US audiences.
At this point, CRE84U Entertainment is set to take on U.S. rights to the new project from That '70s Show co-creator Mark Brazill's new project, though it's not altogether clear if it was initially being developed in a different country. Nancy Cartwright's new company is also tapped to produce a live-action musical series with former Televisa President José "Pepe" Bastón, as well as an Americanized update of the Spanish animated series Bubbles. As reported, there are multiple animated projects at play.
Beyond That '70s Show and That '80s Show, Mark Brazill also served as a writer on the kids series Lab Rats and Lab Rats: Elite Force. He co-wrote a potential TV comedy a couple of years ago called Lies We Tell Our Kids, but it doesn't appear as if that project will be moving forward.
Unfortunately, That '70s Show isn't currently available to stream as part of any subscription services, having left Netflix earlier this year, which had many fans peeved. Of course, the show was also partly in the middle of some negative press cycles when co-star Danny Masterson was first accused and then arrested for rape and sexual assault.
While waiting to see if it pops up somewhere else, stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more information about Mark Brazill's new series, and stay updated with everything hitting the small screen soon by bookmarking our Fall TV 2020 premiere schedule.