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The new version of Full House is happening, and while we’ve learned a lot of details about the series, the cast has still not been fully cemented. Recently, Full House veteran Lori Loughlin, who played Aunt Becky on the original sitcom, stated that she is in talks to join the new Netflix comedy Fuller House. She also gave some insight regarding what will entice herself and others to join the show, noting that she would like “favored nations” rules to apply.
Netflix’s 13-episode series was just officially announced yesterday, but already the subscription streaming service’s program is in talks with a ton of actors to at least appear in the one-hour special that will reunite the different branches of the Tanner clan. Loughlin recently told Access Hollywood that cast negotiations are still very much in the works, but unless the streaming service can pull some extremely fair numbers out of thin air, not everyone may be back.
I think favored nations would be fair and I think that everyone’s in the middle of negotiating right now. So, we want to be there; we want to come back. It’s up to them.
Favored Nations is a little complicated, but basically, it means everyone ends up with the same amount of money, regardless of when they sign on. So, if someone holds out until the last minute for more money, everyone’s contract changes to reflect that. Now, in this case, since several former Full House stars will be leads in the new series and several will be guest stars, it’s difficult to tell if Loughlin is differentiating between Fuller House’s leads and potential guest stars, but she seems adamant that she will only sign if the deal is “fair.”
In the interview, Loughling also goes into detail about who’s in (which we knew) and who is definitely already in negotiations with Netflix.
I believe they just closed John’s deal. I know I don’t have a deal, Dave doesn’t have a deal, Bob—we’re all in negotiations. So, I think we would all like to come back if the powers that be are fair to all of us.
For better or worse, there’s no confirmation on the Olsen twins, and we all know what an Olsen-less Full House reimagining would look like.
We do know a bit about Fuller House. The series will focus on D.J. Tanner (Candace Cameron-Bure), who is recently widowed and raising two children in San Francisco. Her best friend from the Full House years, Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) also has a kid, and will pop up to assist D.J. in matters of raising children (a terrifying thought). Sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) is also moved into the house, although she will be childless on the new series. John Stamos has been a big part of bringing Fuller House to life, and is expected to appear and executive produce. While we wait for the show to move forward, we’ll let you know if the deals for the rest of the cast shake out.