Full House was a huge hit sitcom with a pretty big following, and those fans are still just as attached to the characters today as they were back then. In the past couple of years, the actors who made up the cast have seen a surge in their popularity as they’ve met up with one another for various events and documented them for social media, and now that the show is being reincarnated for Netflix, it was just about inevitable that Lifetime would decide a behind-the-scenes movie needed to be made.
Although the film is “unauthorized,” it will likely draw quite a few viewers who are curious to see what might have gone on when the cameras stopped rolling on one of the most wholesome sitcoms ever to grace a television screen. The same happened when the network did a movie about the Saved By The Bell cast.
A few of the original actors were shown a cast photo for the new movie — including Bob Saget and Jodie Sweetin — and couldn’t find much good to say about it, so it will be interesting to see their reaction to the actual movie once it airs. You can watch the teaser trailer here.
The trailer doesn’t give away too much, except that the character of Uncle Jesse was originally supposed to be named Adam. He will be played by Miley Cyrus’ ex, Justin Gaston. The film will premiere on August 22 on Lifetime.
While most of the original cast have gotten together over the years for reunions, the Olsen twins have been conspicuously absent from most of them and will not be signing on for the show’s reboot, which apparently upset John Stamos. Stamos, who is an executive producer on the new show, said he understands they are in a different place in their careers, however.
“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!!” Stamos wrote on Twitter.
Most of the original cast will be back for Fuller House, which will reportedly focus on DJ Tanner’s character as she raises her kids on her own. Her sister Stephanie and best friend Kimmy Gibler will come on board to help her out, but Candace Cameron Bure said in May that it’s not just a reunion show.
“It’s definitely a fresh take. We’re not doing the old show, it’s not a reunion. It’s a spin-off show.”
[Photo courtesy Jimmy Fallon]