Full House reunion: Netflix order 13 episode spinoff series

The series, entitled Fuller House, will follow D.J. as a widowed mother of three

Jack Shepherd@JackJShepherd
Tuesday 21 April 2015 11:17
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The cast of Full House circa 1987
The cast of Full House circa 1987

Full House fans - your prayers have been answered.

John Stamos, who plays exterminator turned rock musician Jesse Katsopolis, announced on Jimmy Kimmel Live that Netflix has ordered a 13 episode spinoff series.

“We’ve been working on this for many, many years,” Stamos told Kimmel. “We wanted to give credit to the legacy and didn’t want to just sort of throw it away.”

In much the same way Full House followed widowed father Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) and his three daughters the new series, entitled Fuller House, will follow the character D.J. Tanner (Candace Cameron) who is now a widowed mother with three boys.

Returning cast include D.J.’s best friend Kimmy (Andrea Barber) and sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin), both of whom will be moving in with D.J.

The original series first aired in 1987 and ran for eight seasons until 1995.

Executive producers Robert L. Boyett, Thomas L. Miller, and Jeff Franklin said in a statement released by Netflix: “The continued support of Full House fans of all ages for the last 28 years has been astounding. It is an honour 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.”

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