It’s happening, “Full House” fans! During an appearance on the April 20 episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” John Stamos announced that a deal has been signed to make that rumored “Full House” sequel series — which will be called “Fuller House” — a reality. He also spilled some very important details about the project.
“Netflix came around and said, ‘Let’s do 13 episodes’,” Stamos reveals. The new series will start with a one hour reunion special, before becoming a story about DJ Tanner (Candace Cameron Bure), her sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and her best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber).
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A press release from Netflix gives a plot synopsis.”In ‘Fuller House,’ the adventures that began in 1987 on ‘Full House’ continue, with veterinarian D.J. Tanner-Fuller pregnant and recently widowed, living in San Francisco,” it reads. “D.J.’s younger sister/aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner and D.J.’s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler, 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.”
Given that D.J.’s married name is Fuller, that means her high school boyfriend Steve Hale (Scott Weinger) isn’t the husband that died. Perhaps he’ll reenter her life at some point, once she’s ready to date again.
The Netflix press release notes that discussions with the rest of the cast regarding guest appearances are ongoing. It should be noted that while both Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen portrayed the youngest Tanner, Michelle, on “Full House,” they’re both adults now. With child labor laws no longer standing in the way, “Fuller House” would technically only need one of them to reprise Michelle.
Netflix is aiming for a 2016 release for the series. By that time it’ll be 29 years since “Full House” premiered in 1987.