Netflix has given a 13-episode order to the long-rumored “Full House” sequel, star John Stamos confirmed.
“It’s a labor of love, and we’ve been literally trying for so many years to do it right, and I think we finally got it perfect,” he revealed last night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Called “Fuller House,” the sequel will launch with a one-hour reunion special that gives way to the regular series, starring Candace Cameron-Bure as D.J. Tanner-Fuller, a pregnant and recently widowed veterinarian with two young boys, rebellious 12-year-old J.D. and neurotic 7-year-old Max. In an update of the original show’s premise, D.J.’s younger sister, aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin), B.F.F. Kimmy Gibler (Andrea Barber) and Kimmy’s teen daughter Ramona move in to the San Francisco home to help take care of her growing family.
Stamos is an executive producer, and will guest star as Uncle Jesse. According to TV Line, talks are under way with original cast members Bob Saget, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Dave Coulier and Lori Loughlin for guest appearances.
Created by Jeff Franklin, who’s shepherding the Netflix sequel, “Full House” aired on ABC for eight seasons, from 1987 to 1995. It centered on a widowed Danny Tanner (Saget), who enlists his best friend and his brother-in-law (Coulie and Stamos) to help him raise his three daughters.
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