Oh, my lanta!
Fans of the ’90s sitcom Full House have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of Fuller House, a spin-off/revival to be streamed on Netflix in 2016. Now they have even more to celebrate with news comedian Bob Saget will return to the new series as dad Danny Tanner.
The announcement of Saget’s casting was confirmed via Twitter by actor John Stamos — who will produce the show and reprise his role as Uncle Jesse in a guest role.
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) May 29, 2015
The Olsen sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley, are, so far, the only big names not expected to return to the show. The twins were toddlers when they were cast as the youngest Tanner daughter, Michelle. Since the early 2000s, they’ve focused on a fashion career, and have only appeared in a small number of supporting roles.
Stamos was philosophical over news of their reluctance to re-join the TV family.
I understand they’re in a different place and I wish them the best. I promise you will not be dissapointed with our reunion and spin off!!
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) May 23, 2015
Original series characters D.J. Tanner (Candace Cameron-Bure), Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and Andrea Barber (Kimmy Gibbler) are all slated to return to the principle cast, as are Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier) and Rebecca Katsopolis (Lori Loughlin) in the supporting roles.
The spin-off will focus on the pregnant and recently widowed D.J. Tanner who lives with her young sons in San Fransisco. Her younger sister Stephanie, her best friend Kimmy Gibbler and Kimmy’s teenage daughter move in to help her with her young family, mirroring the plot of the original series.
Fuller House comes from Miller-Boyett Productions and Jeff Franklin Productions, in association with Warner Horizon Television for Netflix.