Does That ’90s Show explain what happened to Hyde?

That ‘90s Show. (L to R) Mace Coronel as Jay Kelso, Callie Haverda as Leia Forman in episode 103 of That ‘90s Show. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022
That ‘90s Show. (L to R) Mace Coronel as Jay Kelso, Callie Haverda as Leia Forman in episode 103 of That ‘90s Show. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022 /
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When Netflix announced it would be bringing back one of the best sitcoms of all time in Oct. 2021, fans of That ’70s Show were all intrigued. Of course, reboots and revivals don’t always go so well, while others turn out to be just as great as the original — though the latter is rare. The good thing Netflix’s spinoff series, That ’90s Show, has going for it is that original cast members Debra Jo Rupp as Kitty and Kurtwood Smith as Red have returned as main characters, while other OG actors like Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, and Wilmer Wilmer Valderrama are back in limited roles.

Eric’s friend group is back in That ’90s Show, all except Hyde, that is. If you’ve been keeping up with the controversy surrounding actor Danny Masterson, you won’t be surprised by that.

Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault

What happened to Danny Masterson?

To provide a quick rundown, Masterson was accused of sexual assault by five women in 2017, while he was starring on Netflix’s comedy The Ranch. The streamer fired the actor from the series while the LAPD conducted an investigation. Masterson is involved in Scientology, and unfortunately, one of his accusers has reportedly been targeted by the church. By 2020, the actor was arrested and charged with three counts of rape, which frustratingly resulted in a mistrial in 2022.

According to a report from Variety this month, Masterson will face a second trial for the charges, which many are hoping will finally lead to justice and prison time.

Is Hyde in That ’90s Show?

Because of Masterson’s criminal activity, he does not appear in That ’90s Show. And that was certainly the smartest decision. Now that the spinoff is out, we know that they don’t mention the character Hyde at all, let alone explain his absence. There’s another character not seen or mentioned as well, and that would be Eric’s sister Laurie. Though Laurie wasn’t as big a part of That ’70s Show as Hyde, it is a bit strange Kitty and Red don’t even say her name in the new show.

The writers behind That ’90s Show likely didn’t want to even acknowledge Hyde in the show because of Masterson, and we’re fine with that.

All 10 episodes of That ’90s Show are now on Netflix.

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