Reboots and remakes seem to be the big thing in TV shows and movies these days, we hear about them everywhere. Either nostalgia has taken over the television, or no one can come up with original ideas (I haven’t decided yet, )so they are rummaging through the past to come up with something ‘new.’ Over the last several months we’ve been hearing rumors about Full House being one of the newest victims of this trend.
Netflix has confirmed that Full House will be returning to television, but the good news is that it won’t be a reboot or a remake, it will be a continuation. Fuller House will be airing on Netflix in 2016 in a 13-episode series.
Candace Cameron-Bure will be returning as D.J. Tanner, a pregnant and recently widowed mother of two. Her sister Stephanie (played by Jodie Sweetin) and her best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber,) along with Kimmys teenage daughter move in with D.J. to help her.
So once again there is a full house, only this time it will be women raising boys instead of men raising girls, then you can toss in the teenage hormones of Kimmy’s daughter and you have an interesting revamp of the original show. Sure it technically isn’t a reboot, but it might as well be.
The show announcement was made public by John Stamos during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! According to Stamos the series will start off with a one hour special that will be a reunion for the entire Tanner family.
So far it has only been confirmed that John Stamos will return as Uncle Jesse, who is also the series producer. However they are apparently in talks with the other stars of the original series Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, Lori Loughlin, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
Which of the twins gets to play the original character Michelle, would probably depend on who agrees to return as it is not even remotely possible for them to continue playing the same character. I’m not sure what would happen if they manage to secure both twins, maybe have one be a best friend?
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