Full House to Return for Netflix Season

The iconic Full House  is returning for a brand new season, complete with 13 episodes and a reunion of the original cast members. The season will stream on Netflix, kicking off with a one-hour special in 2016. 

John Stamos, who played the ever cool rebel Uncle Jesse, announced the return of the late 1980’s early 1990’s comedy on Monday on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel LiveStamos is set to produce and guest star on the  series, which will be titled Fuller House, premiering in 2016. Other Full House originals returning, include Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin, and Andrea Barber.

Netflix made its own official announcement of the series later in the evening and that they are working on getting other originals like Bog Saget, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Dave Coulier, and Lori Loughlin to participate as guest stars. Jeff Franklin, the creator of Full House will also be on the team, again serving as the creator and executive producer.

Fuller House has been in the works for some time now, working to create a spin off that does that original justice. Stamos says, “It’s a labor of love, we’ve been literally trying for so many years to do it right and I think we finally got it perfect.”

The series will begin as a one-hour reunion of sorts and then spin off into the new story line. Stamos told Kimmel that Fuller House  will mainly focus on an adult D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Cameron-Bure) who is a vegetarian widow that is pregnant. The story line is similar to Full House as Stephanie Tanner (Sweetin), her sister, and Kimmy Gibbler (Barber), her best friend and old kooky neighbor, decide to move in and help D.J. raise her children. D.J. has two sons, 12 year-old J.D. and 7 year-old Max, while Kimmy also has a feisty teenage daughter named Ramona. Stephanie is portrayed to have grown up into an aspiring musician. The characters are still set living in San Francisco.

Netflix is as just as excited as those who watched the show in its primes back in 1987, “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,” Cindy Holland, Netflix vice president of original content.