‘Full House’ Is About to Get Full Again: Netflix Plans To Revive the Sitcom in 2016 [VIDEO]
It’s official. John Stamos broke the news that sitcom Full House, which ran from 1987 to 1995, will be returning in a new Netflix series. The series, Fuller House, will run for 13 episodes and feature several original cast members.
Netflix followed up Stamos’ announcement the next day with its own press release. In the new Fuller House, San Francisco veterinarian D.J. Tanner-Fuller, played by Candace Cameron-Bure, parents a rebellious 12-year-old named J.D. and a neurotic seven-year-old named Max. She’s recently widowed and pregnant with her third child. Her younger sister Stephanie, played by Jodie Sweetin, and best friend Kimmy Gibbler, played by Andrea Barber (who also has a child, a spunky daughter named Ramona), move in to help D.J. deal with the past and future changes she’s experiencing.
Stamos, who revealed the series to Jimmy Kimmel on the Jimmy Kimmel Live!, will produce the reboot and appear as a guest star. Discussions with Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, Lori Loughlin, the Olsen twins, and other stars from the original series are still ongoing.
Vice president of original content for Netflix Cindy Holland states in the press release:
As big fans of the original Full House, we are thrilled to be able to introduce Fuller House’s new narrative to existing fans worldwide, who grew up on the original, as well as a new generation of global viewers that have grown up with the Tanners in syndication.
And the original show’s creator, Jeff Franklin, tweeted:
Whoa baby! It's official — pigs are flying and we're coming back! And it only took 8 years to make it happen! I'll try not to screw it up
— jeff franklin (@fullhouseguy) April 21, 2015
We never stopped