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We’ve been hearing about a potential Full House revival for quite some time, and today we’ve learned that Netflix is about to get the Full House gang back together. It may not be exactly what you might expect. Reports indicate that Netflix is about to sign on the dotted line to add a multi-camera comedy called Fuller House to the lineup. Along with the title change, the new sitcom might not be exactly what you have been picturing.
Fuller House will star Candace Cameron Bure as DJ and Andrea Barber as her bestie Kimmy. Yes, that’s right, if the spinoff idea moves forward, Kimmy will be getting her own series. Do not fear, though. John Stamos has been the man touting a potential Full House revival for a long time now, and it looks like he will still be involved with the story should Fuller House move forward. According to TV Line, Stamos and other Full House leads Bob Saget and Dave Coulier will all be returning for guest appearances.
There was no mention of the Olsen twins or Jodie Sweetin, who played DJ’s sisters in the original 90s comedy, although earlier reports have indicated that Sweetin, at least, was excited about appearing in the new project. (The Olsen twins probably can’t be bothered; they are, after all, uber busy wearing expensive fashions.) The title itself, Fuller House, seems to indicate that the episodes will be overloaded with characters, but whether those characters end up being new or old faces remains to be seen. First, Netflix has to officially pick up the series, although the order looks to be close, as the streaming service is already eyeing 13 episodes for the series.
Fuller House definitely seems as if it will be happening. The Full House team has had a heck of a year in terms of promoting a potential new series. Saget, Stamos and Coulier all popped up on late night and even created a commercial for Dannon that reminded fans how much we love and miss the nineties series. Then, a couple of months ago, the cast reunited for Full House creator Jeff Franklin’s birthday and ended up busting out the show’s popular theme song, “Everywhere you Look.” If a revival wants to move forward, now would be a great time to do it.
Obviously, TV networks and streaming services are extremely interested in revivals right now. Shows like Girl Meets World and 24: Live Another Day have already proven the mold works, and other revivals like The X-Files and Coach are on the way. I have no idea if Fuller House will work as a series, given that the same family dynamics won’t be as present and Kimmy is getting a lead role, but there are certainly worse ideas that are heading to TV right now.
We’ll let you know if Netflix ends up picking up Fuller House.