Full House rumors have officially led to something now. Full House is returning in a 13-episode order from Netflix, with the new installment to be called Fuller House. Entertainment Weekly revealed the big news early Tuesday (April 21), but it was John Stamos that made the big announcement on a Monday episode (April 20) of Jimmy Kimmel Live. That video can be seen below.
As for how the show will play out, the main players will be actresses Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin, and Andrea Barber. John Stamos is also expected to make appearances during the new show. All members of the original cast, they will serve as the focal point for the 13 new episodes. It is presumed that success with Fuller House could lead to more episodes being ordered by Netflix. If the original audience for Full House turns out, the provider might have another hit on its hands. EW went into detail about how the show will be presented.
“In Fuller House, the adventures of the original series continue on with D.J. Tanner-Fuller (hence the show’s title) now pregnant and recently widowed living in San Francisco. DJ’s younger sister and aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner (Sweetin) and her BFF and fellow single mom Kimmy Gibbler (Barber)—along with Kimmy’s feisty teenage daughter Ramona—all move in to help take of DJ’s two boys, the rebellious J.D., 12, and the neurotic Max, 7.”
During the original run of Full House, 193 episodes for the show aired. John Stamos (Uncle Jesse), Candace Cameron-Bure (D.J. Tanner), and Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie Tanner) appeared in all of them. It is unclear whether the show will be able to bring back all of the original cast, nor is it obvious whether that will be necessary. EW did note that, “discussions with original cast members Bob Saget, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Dave Coulier, and Lori Loughlin are ongoing.”
As previously reported on the Inquisitr, the new reincarnation of Full House was rumored at the beginning of April, but now fans have a lot of facts to go along with that original information. The revelation of the main plot is strikingly similar to the way the original show began, with the character played by Bob Saget (Danny Tanner), moving in with his brother-in-law and childhood friend after his wife died. Now the show is coming full-circle for a new generation of viewers.
The new version of Full House is expected to be ready by 2016, giving Netflix a lot of lead time to promote the show. An exact date for when the first episodes will be available is likely to come a bit later.
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