By Rachel Molina | Staff Writer |
Fans of the television family sitcom, “Full House,” get ready, the Tanners are coming back but this time with a gender reversal.
It was confirmed on April 21 by John Stamos (Uncle Jesse) that a revival of the show called, “Fuller House” was ordered by Netflix for a 13-episode season.
“We’ve been working on this for many, many years,” said Stamos on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
He also confirmed that he will be producing along with the show’s original producers and making guest appearances.
“Full House” originally aired from 1987-1995 as a comedy series about three men raising three young girls in San Francisco.
The show was known to cover topics that appealed to a young teenage-demographic and at the end of each show always taught us a valuable lesson.
“Fuller House” will revolve around eldest sister, D.J. Tanner (Candace Cameron-Bure), her younger sister Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and her lifelong best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber).
This time it is D.J. Tanner-Fuller who is recently widowed with two children and one on the way.
Still set in San Francisco, D.J., who is now a veterinarian must adapt to raising her rebellious 12-year-old son, J.D., and neurotic 7-year-old son, Max.
Stephanie is an aspiring musician and Kimmy is a single mother to daughter Ramona, whose traits are similar to those of a younger Gibbler.
When the girls learn that D.J. lost her husband, they join together and move in with her to help raise the boys while preparing for the birth of her new baby.
Netflix has confirmed that they are in the works to get Bob Saget (Danny Tanner), Dave Coulier (Joey Gladstone), Lori Loughlin (Aunt Becky), and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (Michelle Tanner) to make guest appearances.
Cindy Holland, vice president of original content for Netflix, made a statement about her anticipation for the show.
“As big fans of the original ‘Full House,’ we are thrilled to be able to introduce ‘Fuller House’s’ new narrative to existing fans worldwide, who grew up with the original, as well as a new generation of global viewers that have grown up with the Tanners in syndication,” said Holland.
I, myself, am excited for this revival after growing up with “Full House” and am hopeful that it will be successful.
“I am glad to hear it wasn’t Steve (D.J.’s high school sweetheart) who died. I am hopeful to see him return,” said student Megan Rosebury.
While there were some students who were excited about this revival, there were some that were indifferent.
“I honestly feel like they waited too long, but I definitely would watch all 13 episodes to see how the show is,” said student Jenny Basye.
“I don’t think it is going to be as good as ‘Full House’ because I don’t think anything is as ever as good as the original,” said student Cynthia Kelley.
I guess we will have to wait and see. “Fuller House” will be making its debut on Netflix in 2016.