Give thanks because the rumors were true – a reboot of Full House is coming to Netflix in 2016, and it’s appropriately titled Fuller House, as announced by John Stamos on Jimmy Kimmel last night.
The show’s tongue-in-cheek title refers to the reboot’s star Candice Cameron-Bure, who plays the recently pregnant and widowed D.J. Tanner-Fuller (get it?) living in San Francisco with aspiring musician-sister Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and sassy single mom Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) and her two kids. Stamos himself is slotted to produce the 13-episode first season, and returning cast members like Bob Saget, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Dave Coulier, and Lori Loughlin are said to still be in talks.
Executive producers Robert L. Boyett, Thomas L. Miller, and Jeff Franklin were just as thrilled for the news to be announced, saying in a joint statement:
“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.”
Between the new Pee Wee project and Fuller House, Netflix’s hold on the nostalgia market is everywhere you look.