A ’70s Show mini-reunion alert has been issued for central-southern Colorado: Wilmer Valderrama will guest-star in three episodes of The Ranch.
The Netflix comedy, which launched in April, stars That ’70s Shows alums Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson as a pair of brothers attempting to run the family ranching business. The second half of season 1 will start streaming on Oct. 7, and in that batch of 10 episodes, you will find Umberto (Valderrama), a former ranch hand at the Iron River Ranch. Umberto is akin to a third Bennett brother, though Colt (Kutcher) and Rooster (Masterson) haven’t seen him in years. He recently decided to leave a job at a Montana ranch and move back to Garrison, where he toils at the My Little Pony Ranch.
The casting is hardly a surprising move, given Valderrama’s close friendship with his former castmates. When asked earlier this year about the possibility of featuring ex-castmates on The Ranch, Kutcher told EW, “We built this show to work with people we like,” while Masterson added that they had “20 shows this season to get some of them in here.” (70s Show vet Bret Harrison had a recurring role in the first part of the season.)
Valderrama joined the cast of NCIS this fall, and his recent TV credits include Grey’s Anatomy, Minority Report, and From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series.