It was rumored for a while that “Full House” would return thanks to Netflix and now the rumors have been confirmed! The Tanner family is back for a 13 episode run. The news was confirmed last week during a visit from actor John Stamos on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
According to his visit, Stamos said he has been eyeing the project for some time but was ordered to keep details quiet until an official confirmation was ready. He also revealed that he received a call just prior to the late night show that he could be the one to confirm the series and reveal the title as “Fuller House.”
“Fuller House” will reportedly focus on Candace Cameron Bure’s D.J. Tanner, a recently widowed and pregnant veterinarian. Joining D.J. will be her younger sister Stephanie, an aspiring musician looking to make it into the business not unlike her Uncle Jesse. D.J.’s childhood friend Kimmy Gibbler will also move into the household with her feisty teenage daughter Ramona. Together Stephanie and Kimmy will help D.J. to raise her two sons—the troublemaking 12-year-old J.D. and the neurotic 7-year-old Max, along with the new baby on the way.
Negotiations are still currently in progress for the return of other cast members to return as guest actors and/or appearances. Stamos has confirmed he will return and will be working as a producer of the project. But other returns are also in order, including Bob Saget, Dave Coulier and Lori Loughlin with nothing confirmed yet. There has been no confirmation yet on whether or not Mary-Kate or Ashley Olsen will return.
The vice president for original content for Netflix, Cindy Holland, commented on reviving the series for a new generation as well as the older fans,
“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.”
“Fuller House” is currently scheduled to return sometime next year with a one-hour reunion special, which will include many of the original cast members. From there, the next 12 episodes will follow a spinoff format featuring D.J. and the rest of the main cast. Production is likely to get underway sometime later in the year.