It’s a Full House reunion on Netflix. The Tanner and Gibbler girls have grown up, and after 21 years since the show went off air, the sitcom is finally returning. “Fuller House” continues the story of widowed father Danny Tanner raising three daughters.
The sequel is more like the original story, only that the daughters have taken up the roles of the father figures. Danny’s daughter, now-widowed mom D.J., will be helped by neighbor Kimmy Gibbler and sister Stephanie to raise her three boys. Kimmy’s preteen daughter will join the gang, USA Today reports.
Jodie Sweetin, who plays Stephanie, said, “You know, it’s great — we don’t have to go to school in our spare time.” She added, “I can lounge around in the trailer, and not try and hide from my studio teacher. I remember those days, like, ‘Aw, I just wanna hang out and have fun!’ ”
Candace Cameron Bure added, “Yeah, the kids are always like, ‘Oh, man, I have to go to school.’ And I’m like, ‘Na, na, na, na, na, na! I don’t have to anymore!’ We did our time.”
Bure is 39, Sweetin is 34, and Andrea Barber is 39. Each of them are now parents. Barber has never acted after Full House, but when Jeff Franklin contacted her for the sequel, she said yes.
She mentioned, “I didn’t really have any hesitations, knowing that Jeff Franklin was at the helm.
“I just wanted to make sure we did the legacy proud, and it wasn’t some cheesy, one-off movie that people would poke fun at. It really is a continuation of where the story started 30 years ago.”
The first episode of Fuller House will reunite the family. Missing from the show, though, are Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The show will concentrate more on the women, their love interests, and their parenting styles.
The 13-episode series will debut today on Netflix. The Full House sequel will be available in areas where Netflix is available.