It’s official! A Full House spinoff is headed to Netflix.
John Stamos confirmed on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday night (April 20) that Netflix had picked up a 13-episode Full House continuation called Fuller House.
Stamos will serve as producer and will guest-star as Uncle Jesse while the show will mainly star Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber, reprising their roles as D.J. Tanner-Fuller (get it?), Stephanie Tanner and Kimmy Gibbler.
The continuation, expected to debut in 2016, will have D.J. pregnant and recently widowed, living in San Francisco with her two young sons — 12-year-old J.D. and 7-year-old Max. In moves D.J.’s younger sister and aspiring musician Stephanie and (probably) much to Stephanie’s chagrin, D.J.’s best-friend and fellow single mom Kimmy, plus Kimmy’s teenage daughter Ramona.
It looks like discussions with other Full House stars are still ongoing. They’re talking to Bob Saget, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Dave Coulier and Lori Laughlin. Should deals be reached with the original cast, fans can also expect an hour-long reunion special.
For those keeping track… J.D.’s deceased husband is not Steve (played by Scott Weigner) as his last name was Hale and not Fuller! Looks like there’s hope for the D.J./Steve ‘shippers.
Fuller House marks the second continuation of a TGIF series. Disney Channel launched Girl Meets World, a follow up to Boy Meets World in 2014. A continuation of Dallas aired from 2012-2014. Fox is currently planning a continuation of The X-Files with the original cast while NBC is toying with the idea of doing an update on Coach. Which classic series would you like to see come back?
Check out Stamos’ announcement on Kimmel below: