Fuller House
GenreSitcom
Created byJeff Franklin
StarringCandace Cameron Bure
Jodie Sweetin
Andrea Barber
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producersJeff Franklin
Robert L. Boyett
John Stamos[citation needed]
Production companiesJeff Franklin Productions
Miller-Boyett Productions[citation needed]
Original release
NetworkNetflix

Fuller House is an upcoming American sitcom, and sequel series to the late-1980s and early-1990s sitcom Full House, set to debut as a Netflix original series.[1]

Many of the original series cast members will reprise their roles; some as regular characters, while others appearing in the premiere one-hour reunion episode.

Netflix has ordered an initial 13 episodes, set to premiere in 2016.[1]

Premise

Like the original series, the show is set in San Francisco.[2] The focus is on the recently-widowed D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Bure), who is now a veterinarian and mother of three sons. She enlists the help of her younger sister Stephanie (Sweetin) and her best friend Kimmy (Barber)—who is now a mother to a teenage girl named Ramona—to move in and help.[1]

Cast and characters

Main
Actor Character ref
Candace Cameron Bure D.J. Tanner-Fuller [3]
Jodie Sweetin Stephanie Tanner [4]
Andrea Barber Kimmy Gibbler [5]
Dave Coulier Joey Gladstone [6]
Soni Bringas Ramona Gibbler, Kimmy's 13-year old daughter [7]
Michael Campion Jackson Fuller, D.J.'s 13-year old son [7]
Elias Harger Max Fuller, D.J.'s 7-year old son [8]
Recurring/Guest
Actor Character ref
Eva LaRue Teri Tanner, Danny's new wife [9]
Lori Loughlin Rebecca Katsopolis [10]
Bob Saget Danny Tanner [11]
John Stamos Jesse Katsopolis [12]
Blake & Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit Nicky and Alex Katsopolis [7]
Scott Weinger Steve Hale [7]

Production

Development

In August 2014, reports circulated that Warner Bros. Television was considering a series reboot. John Stamos, who has an ownership stake in the show, headed up the attempt to get the series back into production. Original executive producer Robert L. Boyett and creator Jeff Franklin (who is reportedly writing the new version) are said to be actively involved.[13]

In April 2015, it was reported that Netflix was close to closing a deal to produce a 13-episode sequel series tentatively titled Fuller House with Candace Cameron Bure and Andrea Barber reprising their roles. A representative for Netflix said that the report is "just a rumor". The report stated that Stamos, Bob Saget and Dave Coulier are "being eyed" to make cameo appearances in the series. Jeff Franklin is said to be the showrunner and executive producer, along with original executive producers Thomas L. Miller and Bob Boyett.[14] In response to the report, Bure tweeted, "While you all ponder over whether the Fuller House show is true or is an April Fools joke, check out [link to her upcoming TV movie]", and Stamos tweeted, "Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see."[15]

On April 20, John Stamos appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, confirming the spin-off series had been green-lighted. It is scheduled to premiere sometime in 2016 on Netflix, which ordered 13 episodes. The series will focus on D.J., a veterinarian and recently widowed mother of two boys (and pregnant with a third); her sister Stephanie, who is looking to become a musician like her uncle Jesse; and best friend Kimmy, who is mother to a teenage girl. The series will start off with a special episode featuring a Tanner family reunion.[16][17]

On April 21, Netflix confirmed Stamos' statements on Jimmy Kimmel Live via a statement to CNN, which read, "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." [18]

The Stamos reveal left questions about whether the Olsen twins would be involved. On April 22, in an interview with Women's Wear Daily, Mary-Kate Olsen mentioned that she and her sister had "just found out about it" and that they intended to contact the show's creators to "see what's happening". Ashley said that she planned to call Bob Saget, to "get his perspective".[19] On May 22, it was reported that the Olsens will not be reprising the role of Michelle.[20]

Casting

On May 28, Lori Loughlin confirmed that she has signed on for the series.[21] Bob Saget and Dave Coulier have been confirmed to be returning; John Stamos will guest star as well and serve as a producer.[22][23]

On June 11, 2015, it was announced that Netflix is in the process of casting Danny's new wife Teri and Kimmy's ex-husband, Fernando. Teri is described as "an attractive, vivacious, and youthful 40 year old African American woman who has an appetite for Danny and isn't afraid to shower him with affection", while Fernando is said to be "inappropriately Passionate -- He is relentless in his attempts to reunite with Kimmy and maintains a close relationship with their daughter, Ramona".[24] In July 2015, Eva LaRue was cast as Teri.[25]

Although not in the main cast, John Stamos, who played Jesse Katsopolis in the original series, has confirmed he will guest star from time to time and will have a role as a producer.[12] In May 2015, Lori Loughlin confirmed that she would be reprising her role as Aunt Becky and she tweeted a photo from the set two months later confirming that Jesse and Becky were still married.[10][26] The Olsen twins, who shared a role as the youngest Tanner sister Michelle in the original series, were asked, but chose not to be a part of the series.[27] However, in July 2015 Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said it was still possible for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen to return as Michelle.[28] Scott Weinger confirmed earlier that month that he would be reprising the role of Steve Hale, D.J.'s ex-boyfriend, in the series.[29] Dylan and Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit also confirmed that they would be making appearances as Nicky and Alex Katsopolis.[25]

In July 2015, it was announced that Eva LaRue had signed on to play Teri Tanner, Danny's wife, whom LaRue described as being "attractive, vivacious … and youthful" and as having "quite an appetite for Danny and isn't afraid to shower him with affection."[9][25] The actors playing D.J.'s two sons, and Kimmy's ex-husband Fernando, who is described as "inappropriately passionate", are yet to be determined.[30] According to Netflix chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, the cast members (including original stars John Stamos and Bob Saget) "have fallen right back into these roles. It's very much in the same spirit [of the original], but it’s a modern take on Full House."[31]

In an August 2015 interview with Candace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner-Fuller), Michael Campion, Elias Harger, and Soni Bringas were cast as Jackson Fuller, Max Fuller and Ramona Gibbler respectively.[7][8]

Episodes

No. Title Directed by Written by Original
streaming date
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Our Very First Show, Again"[32]Mark CendrowskiJeff FranklinJanuary 2016TBA

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