And the revival craze this development cycle continues…
After months of rumors, Netflix has handed out a 13 episode order to a revival of the 1980s ABC sitcom Full House. The series, which is working under the title Fuller House, is envisioned as a sequel to the ABC series and is set to premiere globally on Netflix in 2016.
With the pick up, Fuller House joins a long list of recent revivals that includes last year’s 24: Live Another Day, Fox’s upcoming six episode X-Files revival (which Mitch Pileggi and William B. Davis’ just officially boarded), NBC’s 13 episode Coach Revival starring Craig T. Nelson and the Twin Peaks revival at Showtime.
Original Full House stars John Stamos, Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber will reprise their roles on Fuller House. Further original cast members are also expected to return as a mix of regulars and guest stars, but its should be stressed that talks with Bob Saget, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Dave Coulier and Lori Loughlin are on-going.
Fuller House sees the pregnant and recently widowed D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Cameron-Bure) living in San Francisco. D.J.’s younger sister/aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner (Sweetin) and D.J.’s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler (Barber), along with Kimmy’s feisty teenage daughter Ramona, all move in to help take care of D.J.’s two boys — the rebellious 12-year-old J.D. and neurotic 7-year-old Max — and her soon-to-arrive baby.
“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 on the original, as well as a new generation of global viewers that have grown up with the Tanners in syndication,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content for Netflix.
Netflix’s revival/sequel was created by original Full House creator Jeff Franklin and is being produced by Warner Horizon Television, Miller-Boyett Productions and Jeff Franklin Productions. In addition to starring, John Stamos, who first announced the news of the series order on Jimmy Kimmel Live, will serve as a producer. Thomas L. Miller and Jeff Franklin executive produce.
“The continued support of Full House fans of all ages for the last 28 years has been astounding”, added executive producers Robert L. Boyett, Thomas L. Miller and Jeff Franklin. “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.”