Have mercy? “Fuller House” has officially been announced as heading to Netflix, spinning off the popular ABC sitcom with a scenario entering around D.J., Stephanie and Kimmy Gibbler and their various children. John Stamos will produce the show, and “guest star” as Uncle Jesse, while the rest of the original cast remain “in discussions.”
Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber are set to star in Fuller House, with fellow Full House star John Stamos set to produce and reprise his original role of Uncle Jesse as a guest star in the new show. Discussions with Full House stars Bob Saget, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Dave Coulier and Lori Loughlin regarding guest appearances in Fuller House are ongoing.
In Fuller House, the adventures that began in 1987 on Full House continue, with veterinarian D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Cameron-Bure) pregnant and recently widowed, living in San Francisco. D.J.’s younger sister/aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner (Sweetin) and D.J.’s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler (Barber), along with Kimmy’s feisty teenage daughter Ramona, all move in to help take care of D.J.’s two boys — the rebellious 12-year-old J.D. and neurotic 7-year-old Max — and her soon-to-arrive baby.
But do we really care? Netflix obviously has a pretty awesome track record as of late, but watch a few episodes of the original “Full House” if you want a little reminder of how dated it feels (or how bad it was in the first place). It’s primary appeal is nostalgia, but will a contemporary take with some of the show’s least interesting characters really fulfill that? We’ll at least say this is more exciting than the new season of “Coach.”
Watch John Stamos announce the series on “Kimmel” below: