While John Stamos is currently evolving as a patriarch in Season 1 of Fox’s Grandfathered, there is arguably more interest growing for his other project, the Netflix-bound spinoff Fuller House. The return of Uncle Jesse defies comparison, in any case, and Stamos is apparently dead certain that he and the rest of the Tanner and Fuller clans will be making their way into streamers’ homes for quite a while.
Oh, there will be a lot more than one season, for sure.
Now, don’t worry. You didn’t miss the reports that John Stamos replaced Ted Sarandos as the head of Netflix, thus giving him the authority to pre-authorize series renewals; that never happened. While the streaming service has previously ordered a new season of a show before its current season premiered, we likely won’t hear anything official from Netflix about a potential catchphrase-filled Season 2 or Season 3 until after Fuller House premieres.
That said, it’s hard to believe that Stamos would make claims about Fuller House’s extended future based solely on his own enthusiasm or by how popular he hopes the show is going to be. He would have at least thrown in a “hopefully” or “if everything works out” or something if he didn’t have a real inkling of how invested in this project Netflix is. As an executive producer on Fuller House, he’s probably had meetings with execs who make those kind of decisions, and maybe there were some little birds telling Stamos how everyone should probably expect to reprise their roles again next year.
Stamos has been the biggest voice for a Full House revival for a while now, and he took time in the early part of 2015 to revisit the Tanners’ former home not too long before revealing Fuller House’s existence on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. He has been the most vocal person about the Olsen twins not being involved as well. So him near-guaranteeing more Fuller House to Zap2It this early probably shouldn’t be all that surprising, whether it’s true or not.
Seriously, though, it’s probably true. Netflix doesn’t like to cancel things, especially something with a built-in audience like Fuller House. The original show ran for 8 seasons, and with the lower episode count that streaming shows get, it should be a relatively easier task for the creative team to come up with stories and arcs, and ones that won’t necessarily need to be wrapped up in a single year. The service is also trying to build up the family-friendly side of its original programming, so this would further those goals as well.
Fuller House will get at least one season premiere when it debuts on Netflix on Friday, February 26, when it hopefully delivers everything we want to see. To find out when everything else is premiering soon, check out our midseason TV schedule.