John Stamos, who portrayed Uncle Jesse Katsopolis on the hit 90s sitcom “Full House,” made an announcement on Monday, April 20, 2015 on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” that Netflix is producing a spinoff series of “Full House” called “Fuller House” to be released in 2016.
The new storyline begins in San Francisco with the recently-widowed veterinarian D.J. Tanner (Candace Cameron-Bure), who is expecting her third child. She reaches out to her best friend and neighbor in the original series, Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber), and younger sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) to help raise seven-year-old Max, 12-year-old J.D., and the soon-to-be-born baby. Kimmy, a fellow single mother, her daughter Ramona, and aspiring musician Stephanie all move in with D.J. and the story takes off from there. Nostalgia much?
Despite the similar plot line, Cameron-Bure assures fans that the 13 episode sequel will not be a remake of “Full House,” but a refreshing new show that draws its values from the old.
She emphasized, “We’re not trying to remake the old ‘Full House’ but it will be fresh and contemporary and have current situations that we’ll deal with. But I know the feel of what ‘Full House’ represented for people, that it was a safe show and all of that in the content will be there.”
Filming for the show will begin this summer, though the exact date for the show’s release has not yet been announced.
Stamos will play the part of the producer on the show this time, making a few guest appearances throughout the season as the girls’ beloved uncle. Netflix is currently in discussion with Bob Saget, who played Danny Tanner, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who both played Michelle Tanner alternately, Dave Coulier, who played Joey Gladstone, and Lori Loughlin, who played Rebecca Katsopolis, to potentially have them appear as guest stars sometime during the season.
The “Full House” cast is incredibly excited, tweeting each other and posting old pictures from the 90s on Instagram following the official announcement. Barber tweeted at Cameron-Bure, “Are you ready to be best friends again?” To this, Cameron-Bure replied, “We never stopped.”
“I would absolutely love to see my favorite characters from my childhood back on screen,” said freshman Kirtana Madiraju. “I especially loved ‘Full House’, and I am definitely looking forward to finding out how the characters’ lives have changed since the show ended years ago.”
“Full House” is not the only popular show from the 90s that has been rebooted recently — the “Boy Meets World” spinoff “Girl Meets World” premiered in June of 2014, and announcements of the return of “The Powerpuff Girls,” “The X-Files,” “The Magic School Bus,” and “Coach” have already been made.
Freshman Sanjana Belthur said, “I am so happy to see the returns of all these 90s shows! My entire childhood consisted of watching them while eating brownies on the couch with my dad. I grew up watching shows like ‘Full House’ and ‘Boy Meets World,’ and I can’t wait to show the reboots to my little sister.”
Are you excited for all the 90s nostalgia?