Netflix is going back to San Francisco to visit some old friends. The streaming service has ordered Fuller House, a follow up to the Full House sitcom from the 1990s.
Original series castmembers Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin, and Andrea Barber will star in the 13 episodes and John Stamos is set to guest star. Other original castmembers may pop up as well. Fuller House will debut in 2016.
Here’s the press release:
A NEW FULL HOUSE MOVES INTO NETFLIX – “FULLER HOUSE”
World’s Leading Internet TV Network Orders 13 Episodes from Warner Horizon Television for Debut in 2016
Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber to Star in the Sequel to the Iconic Hit Show Full House, with John Stamos Set to Produce and Guest Star; Discussions with Additional Full House Cast Members Ongoing
Beverly Hills, CA., (April 21, 2015) – Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, has ordered a 13-episode season of a new multi-camera comedy from Warner Horizon Television, Miller-Boyett Productions and Jeff Franklin Productions. Fuller House is the long-awaited sequel to the iconic hit series Full House. Created by original Full House creator Jeff Franklin, Fuller House will premiere exclusively across all Netflix territories in 2016.
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.
“As big fans of the original Full House, we are thrilled to be able to introduce Fuller House’s new narrative to existing fans worldwide, who grew up on the original, as well as a new generation of global viewers that have grown up with the Tanners in syndication,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content for Netflix.
In a joint statement, executive producers Robert L. Boyett, Thomas L. Miller and Jeff Franklin said: “The continued support of Full House fans of all ages for the last 28 years has been astounding. 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.”
Fuller House is from Miller-Boyett Productions and Jeff Franklin Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television for Netflix. Robert L. Boyett, Thomas L. Miller and Jeff Franklin are the executive producers of the series, which was created by Franklin. John Stamos is a producer.
About Full House
Airing for eight seasons and 192 episodes from 1987-1995 on the ABC Television Network in the U.S., Full House was a comedic look at three grown men experiencing the “joys of motherhood” as they raise three girls in San Francisco. Widowed father Danny Tanner (Saget) is dealing with the unique trials and tribulations – and chaos – of being a single parent to daughters D.J. (Cameron-Bure), Stephanie (Sweetin) and Michelle (Mary-Kate/Ashley Olsen). When trying to juggle his career as a local television personality with the responsibilities of being a full-time dad proves to be too much, Danny gets help raising his family from his rock musician brother-in-law Uncle Jesse (Stamos) and the infrequently employed stand-up comedian Joey (Coulier). Andrea Barber also starred as D.J.’s BFF Kimmy Gibbler, with Lori Loughlin as Danny’s Wake Up, San Francisco co-host Rebecca, who would eventually date and marry Jesse.
Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 62 million members in over 50 countries enjoying more than 100 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
About Warner Horizon Television
Warner Horizon Television (WHTV) is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of scripted series for the cable marketplace and primetime reality series for both network and cable. A division of the Warner Bros. Television Group, WHTV was founded in 2006. WHTV’s scripted programs are Rizzoli & Isles for TNT, the forthcoming Clipped for TBS and Pretty Little Liars for ABC Family, as well as Longmire and the upcoming Fuller House for Netflix. Its unscripted series are The Voice for NBC, The Bachelor franchise – which also includes The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise – as well as Repeat After Me and 500 Questions for ABC, and the upcoming return of America’s Best Dance Crew for MTV.
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