Following the announcement that the Full House spinoff Fuller House got a series order from Netflix, almost all conversations revolved around which actors from the show would be reprising their roles. Now we finally know about a couple of the new characters fans can expect to see, and one of them is Danny Tanner’s new wife.
For everyone who was hoping that Danny and Vicky ended up together in a whimsical turn of nature, sorry to disappoint you. According to TV Line, Danny hooked up with a younger black woman named Teri, and the show is looking to cast someone who is “vivacious” and gorgeousThe character will apparently have “quite an appetite for Danny and isn’t afraid to shower him with affection,” so the actress will presumably need to be comfortable with sucking face with Bob Saget on the regular.
Considering how similar the storylines are between this spinoff and the flagship series – a lead character with a dead spouse calls on friends and family to help raise children – having a difference like this is pretty awesome. Full House was not a show where black characters popped up with much frequency outside of Michelle’s friend group. (What up, Teddy and Denise!) It’ll be nice to have some recurring diversity in the cast that goes beyond “twin or not twin.”
Andrea Barber’s Kimmy Gibbler is one of the new series’ main characters, and it looks like her ex-husband is being cast as well. (Spoiler: she didn’t end up marrying the backwards cap-wearing Duane.) The guy who landed Kimmy and got her pregnant is named Fernando, and he’s being described as “inappropriately passionate.” Apparently his unbounded love for the females possibly went beyond the marital ties that bind, and that may have had something to do with why they split up. That doesn’t stop him from trying to reignite a relationship with Kimmy, and his close ties with their daughter Ramona presumably put the parents together often enough.
Fuller House will see Kimmy moving in with the newly widowed and pregnant D.J. Fuller-Tanner and her two sons, along with the musician-in-training Stephanie. Uncle Jesse and Joey will definitely be around in some capacity, as will Aunt Becky, and the only major cast holdouts are the Olsen twins. That said, Michelle is still supposed to have a presence on the show in some capacity.
We can’t wait to find out who will be playing Danny’s wife and Kimmy’s ex-husband, and the 2016 premiere of Fuller House can’t come soon enough.
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