“Full House” creator Jeff Franklin is returning to helm “Fuller House,” a sequel series that stars original cast members Andrea Barber and Candace Cameron-Bure.
Netflix has acquired 13 episodes of “Fuller House” from Warner Horizon Television, with plans of releasing it next year.
Actor John Stamos, who has an ownership stake in the series will return for a few episodes as “uncle Jesse.” The Olsen twins, who took turns in playing Michelle Tanner, have not yet confirmed their participation.
“Full House” is a sitcom that aired in the late 80’s, and follows the story of a widowed father who raises his three children with his best friend and brother-in-law.
According to Forbes , the ratings of the re-runs on Nick at Nite have spiked in the past year, averaging 1.5 million views which is 7% more than in 2013.
Screen Rant has published a statement from executive producers Thomas L.
Miller and Robert L.
“The continued support of Full House fans of all ages for the last 28 years has been astounding.
It is an honor and a thrill to catch up with these beloved characters and explore their lives today.
The love you saw on the show was real.
The cast has remained a loving family off screen all these years.
We are as excited as our fans to finally bring Full House back to life.” Here’s the series’ official synopsis.
“In Fuller House, the adventures that began in 1987 on Full House continue, with veterinarian D.J.
Tanner-Fuller (Cameron-Bure) pregnant and recently widowed, living in San Francisco.
D.J.’s younger sister/aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner (Sweetin) and D.J.’s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler (Barber), along with Kimmy’s feisty teenage daughter Ramona, all move in to help take care of D.J.’s two boys – the rebellious 12-year-old J.D.
and neurotic 7-year-old Max – and her soon-to-arrive baby.” “Fuller House” will premiere on Netflix in 2016.