Netflix has announced that “Full House” will return on television screens in 2016 with a 13 episode spin-off.
The announcement was made by John Stamos (who played Uncle Jesse) on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday.
The spin-off, called Fuller House, sees the return of characters of D.J. Tanner (Candace Cameron Bure), her younger sister Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and childhood friend, Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber). Stephanie – an aspiring musician – and Kimmy, along with her teenage daughter Ramona, move in with the recently divorced and pregnant D.J. to help raise her kids: 12 year old J.D. and 7 year old Max.
Stamos will produce the show and will reprise his role in a guest appearance.
The original eight seasons of the series, aired from 1987 to 1995, followed the lives of the family following Danny Tanner’s wife’s death.
According to CNN, Netflix said that talks with the rest of the Full House cast – Bob Saget, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Dave Coulier and Lori Loughlin – are ongoing.
However, Loughlin recently appeared on the entertainment show Access Hollywood Live and said that her return was uncertain.
She said, “They made deals with half the cast, but not the other half.
“I don’t have a deal, Dave doesn’t have a deal, Bob, we’re all in negotiations. I think we would all like to come back, if the powers that be are fair to all of us.”
When asked whether Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen would make a comeback, Loughlin said, “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.”
Barber expressed her excitement on Twitter.
— Andrea Barber (@andreabarber) April 21, 2015
In a statement, Netflix Vice President of Original Content Cindy Holland, said, “As big fans of the original Full House, we are thrilled to be able to introduce Fuller House’s new narrative to existing fans worldwide, who grew up on the original, as well as a new generation of global viewers that have grown up with the Tanners in syndication.”
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