Aunt Becky is heading to Fuller House. In case you were out of the loop, Fuller House is the Netflix spin-off series to the hit 90s show Full House. It wasn’t a surprise to hear that actress Lori Loughlin is reprising her role in the new series, given that her character’s husband, Jesse (John Stamos), is acting as producer for the new spin-off.
Loughlin has been one of the early voices and advocates for the spin-off series from the cast. The Full House actress made the announcement official during an interview with Good Morning America.
While on the show, Loughlin aka Aunt Becky said, “Officially, I am going to be part of the spin-off Fuller House.”
Loughlin is just one of several returning cast members. The show will act as a spin-off series for the Tanner girls, who are all grown up. It will focus on the eldest Tanner, DJ Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure), middle sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin), and DJ’s best friend, Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber). DJ invites the two to move in and raise her two boys after her husband’s death, which borrows directly from the plot of the original series. Sounds like if you want to marry a Tanner, beware that your fate might not be too pretty.
Speaking with Good Morning America, Loughlin said about being part of the new Full House series, “I’m very excited. It’s going to be really great to be back with the whole cast. It’ll be a lot of fun. We’re going to help Candace, Jodi and Andrea spin off the new show. So we’ll come back and do the first episode and maybe throughout we’ll pop up here and there.”
Who’s this “we” she’s referring to? Well, it looks like it might be Bob Saget (Danny Tanner, or in this case grandpa), and Uncle Jesse (John Stamos). The only one who hasn’t been brought up is Danny’s whacky friend Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier), but perhaps he’s still in negotiations.
Two original cast members who most definitely won’t be involved in the show are Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who played the youngest Tanner daughter, Michelle Tanner. After speculation that they were talking it over with Netflix, it was announced that the twins wouldn’t be reprising their role. Executive producer Robert L. Boyett released a statement about the decision.
“Although Ashley and Mary-Kate will not be a part of Fuller House, I know how much Full House has meant to them and they are still very much considered family. It has been exciting to see how they have built their professional careers, and I support their choice to focus on their fashion brands and various business endeavors. I appreciate their support and good wishes towards Fuller House.”
Although John Stamos, who has been behind the show from the very beginning, said he was heartbroken, he also tweeted a message of support for the girls, who have moved away from acting.
I understand they’re in a different place and I wish them the best. I promise you will not be dissapointed with our reunion and spin off!!
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) May 23, 2015
Fuller House is set to premiere on Netflix in 2016.
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