Netflix have announced that they are going to revive 80s classic sitcom Full House after months of rumours.
The streaming service, recently launched in Australia, will be called Fuller House and picks up the story in the present day, and pretty much mirrors the original premise of the show, a parent is widowed and moves in with their friends to raise their children.
The time it’s Candace Cameron-Bure’s who will reprise her character DJ Tanner, who is widowed and pregnant (and a vet) who is now living with her sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and her best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) who is also a single parent.
All three women were in the original series, and the original producers of the show, Robert L. Boyett, Thomas L. Miller and Jeff Franklin are signed up too. John Stamos who played the beloved uncle Jesse is a co-producer of the show and will also reprise his role.
The three producers released a statement about their involvement,
“It is an honour and a thrill to catch up with these beloved characters and explore their lives today,” they said. “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.”
As for the big question, will Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who played baby Michelle and are now an uber big deal in the fashion industry with their label The Row will reprise their roles. The pair haven’t acted since 1994, but the rumour is that they are in “discussions” regarding guest appearances.
The same discussions are being had with Bob Saget who played the show’s dad, Danny Tanner, Dave Coulier, who played Danny’s best friend Joey and Lori Loughlin, who played Jesse’s wife Rebecca.
The re-boot will have 13 episodes and will air on Netflix in 2016.