It's time to get excited, That '70s Show fans! Two stars of this iconic 90s series are reuniting for an all-new sitcom. That's right, Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson are back together for The Ranch! And today we have your first look.
It's 'bout damn time! The Ranch trailer is finally here y'all. The first 10 episode installment of The Ranch debuts on Netflix Friday, April 1. Which is just a few short weeks away. And the show isn't just reuniting two classic TV veterans. We'll also see two Country Western favorites poking fun at their stated personas. This is going to be quite a hay ride.
Set in present day on a Colorado ranch, this multi-camera comedy series also stars Sam Elliott and Debra Winger. The show follows Colt's (Ashton Kutcher) return home after a brief and failed semi- pro football career to run the family ranching business with his older brother Jameson "Rooster" (Danny Masterson) and father Beau (Sam Elliott), whom he hasn't seen in 15 years. Debra Winger stars as Colt's and Rooster's mother, Maggie, who runs the local town bar. Ashton Kutcher had this to say about his return to series television, after a successful run replacing Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men.
"We're doing a very traditional [sitcom] format, with a live audience, but because we're working with Netflix we get to explore. We don't have to pump a comedic joke at the end of every scene, don't have a 22-minute time capsule. When we want to create the look and image of the show, you have to respect what's around you. You don't want something that's going to bleed 'fiction.' Netflix has given us the liberty to break [conventions] and we have gone after them hard."
The Ranch will also break other sitcom traditions, establishing a different way to use music and lightening. And there will be a keen use of colorful language. Executive producer Jim Patterson had this to say about the show and the way they are approaching it.
"We've made this how people live. When I go home at night, I don't turn on every single light in my home. You live in shadows."
The Ranch is trying a new format on Netflix. Like most network sitcoms, the first season will consist of 20 episodes. But here, a set of 10 episodes will arrive twice a year. You can take a look at the first episodes in this hilarious first trailer. This looks like another hit for Netflix. What do you think? Will you be visiting The Ranch?