After hemming and hawing for a few weeks, the Fuller House series just got a little, well, fuller. The upcoming Netflix series has already added a slew of names to the cast and on Thursday, Lori Loughlin, who played Aunt Becky on the original series, announced she will be back for the Full House spinoff.
This morning the actress popped up on Good Morning America to talk about the upcoming project. She announced to the hosts and audience that she is pleased as punch about joining the new Netflix series:
Even more excitingly, she also revealed a few details about her tenure on the Netflix comedy, which helps us to get an idea of how all of the original characters will be folded into the new cast.
The news comes just a few weeks after Lori Loughlin did a little bit of complaining to the news media, talking about how she would only return if the contracts are fair. At the time, she also mentioned a favored nations deal. Obviously, she didn’t address her contract during her interview today, but it looks, at least, as if Loughlin was happy regarding the terms of returning.
Fuller House will follow D.J. Tanner (Candace Cameron Bure) who is now an adult mother and widow living in San Francisco with two kids. Due to needing help with her kids, her sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and her best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber), who also has a kid, will also help D.J. out. In addition to the leads, David Coulier and John Stamos are also signed on to return, and from Loughlin’s words, it sounds as if their roles will be similar to hers.
Unfortunately, not quite everyone will be back for the Full House spinoff/revival. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, who played Michelle on the original series, have already confirmed they will not be returning, which means, if we had to venture a guess, that the absence of the character will probably be explained in a throwaway line during Fuller House. Regardless, we still have a while before Fuller House officially hits Netflix. The series isn’t expected to premiere until 2016. You can find out what else the streaming service has coming up here.
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