It’s been on the cards for quite some time, but just yesterday Full House star John Stamos confirmed that Netflix is preparing to reboot the cult familial sitcom for a full 13-episode stint under the new moniker, Fuller House.
Bringing together the original cast and crew, it’s understood that this revamped version will witness the return of Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber. Stamos himself will produce the reboot, while also reprising his role as Uncle Jesse intermittently. According to the actor, Netflix and Co. have opened negotiations with the likes of Bob Saget, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Dave Coulier and Lori Loughlin in order to make Fuller House a true family reunion.
In a joint statement released today, executive producer Jeff Franklin, along with fellow producers Robert L. Boyett and Thomas L. Miller, touched upon their excitement of reviving the late-80s/early-90s sitcom, with plans to swing open the doors of the titular residence once more at some point in 2016. Per The Hollywood Reporter:
“The continued support of Full House fans of all ages for the last 28 years has been astounding,” Franklin, Boyett and Miller said in a joint statement confirming the news. “It is an honor and a thrill to catch up with these beloved characters and explore their lives today. The love you saw on the show was real. The cast has remained a loving family off screen all these years. We are as excited as our fans to finally bring Full House back to life.”
Throughout the past couple of years, Netflix has struck up an affinity with cult comedies, offering second chances to niche shows such as Arrested Development, not to mention the more recent reboot of Wet Hot America Summer. Granted, each of these revivals have secured varying degrees of success, but the fact that the majority of Full House‘s original cast members are already on board with the service’s reboot leaves us with a feeling of cautious optimism.
Fuller House will make its way onto Netflix at some point in 2016.
Source: Jimmy Kimmel