By Lindsey Houck
Have Mercy! Co-star John Stamos announced Monday night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” that Netflix has ordered up a reunion special, followed by a spin-off series called “Fuller House.”
The only returnees to the show are Candance Cameron Bure, who played D.J. Tanner, Jodie Sweetin, who played Stephanie Tanner, and Andrea Barber, who played Kimmy Gibler. Stamos will; however, guest star and produce the show. Other co-stars, such as Bob Saget, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Dave Coulier and Lori Loughlin are on going, Netflix said. They also stated that the show will be released in the 2015-2016 year.
“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,” Netflix Vice President of Original Content, Cindy Holland, stated in a cnn.com interview.
The show starts off with D.J. Tanner, now named Tanner-Fuller after getting married, but now widowed and pregnant. Her lifelong best friend, Kimmy Gibler, moves in to help her care for her two boys and newborn. Lastly, Stephanie Tanner is now an aspiring musician.
The Full House series aired from 1987 to 1995 and will start up again in 2016 with thirteen spin-off episodes.