Fans of the classic sitcom Full House were delighted to hear that a long-rumored reboot of the series was set to debut on Netflix. John Stamos, who played Uncle Jesse in the original show, confirmed that Fuller House would have a 13-episode run and revolve around a grown-up D.J. Tanner and Kimmy Gibbler, now single mothers.
In an interview with Access Hollywood Live, Lori Loughlin, who played Stamos’ wife on the show, said producers wanted to kick off the new series with a Full House reunion special. But negotiations have yet to complete with all members of the cast, and for Loughlin, the main issue is fair pay.
“I think we would all like to come back if the powers that be are fair to all of us.
“They decided that it’d be great to open the show with a one-hour reunion. The only thing is, they only made deals with half the cast, but not the other half.
“We want to be there, we want to come back. It’s up to [the producers].”
Loughlin said she approved of a “favored nation” deal where all major players are essentially paid the same.
— AccessHollywoodLive (@AHLive) April 21, 2015
So far only Candace Cameron Bure, Andrea Barber, Jodie Sweetin and Stamos have confirmed deals, according to an article on The Wrap. A Netflix statement said negotiations were continuing with the remaining cast, including Loughlin. Stamos gave details of the series on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday, including the reunion special.
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— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) April 21, 2015
Barber and Cameron Bure shared their delight at the announcement over Twitter.
— Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure) April 21, 2015
The New York Daily News quoted Loughlin on Tuesday as saying she was optimistic for a deal and expected one “can be worked out within the next couple of days.”
Loughlin also revealed the producers are talking to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who played Michelle on the series, about a possible return. The twins, once child stars, have long since moved on from acting.
“It doesn’t matter how much money they get paid, they don’t care. I honestly don’t know if they want to do it. I’m sure they’re talking to them. I don’t know what’s going on there. Everyone would love it [if they came back], it would be really nice.”
[Lori Loughlin image courtesy of Getty]