— -- Prepare to catch up with D.J., Stephanie and Kimmy in 2016.
The reboot – titled “Fuller House” – will star Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber, with Stamos (Uncle Jesse on the original series) set to produce and guest star. According to the statement, discussions with additional “Full House” cast members Bob Saget, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Dave Coulier and Lori Loughlin are ongoing.
At this point, 13 episodes of the series have been ordered.
“Fuller House” picks up with D.J. (Cameron Bure), a pregnant and recently widowed veterinarian, living in San Francisco. But D.J. needs help taking care of her children, 12-year-old J.D. and 7-year-old Max, along with the soon-to-arrive baby. Enter her sister – Stephanie Tanner (Sweetin), an aspiring musician – and best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Barber), along with Kimmy’s teenage daughter Ramona, who all move in together.
The original series – which aired from 1987 to 1995 on ABC – featured widower Danny Tanner (Saget) raising his daughters with the help of brother-in-law Jesse and best friend Joey (Coulier).
Executive producers Robert L. Boyett, Thomas L. Miller and Jeff Franklin reflected on the series’ enduring popularity in the statement released by Netflix.
“The continued support of Full House fans of all ages for the last 28 years has been astounding,” the producers said. “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.”
Stamos revealed further details about the project on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
“It stars sort of as a reunion and then spins off into this … spin-off,” Stamos said.
“It’s a labor of love, and we’ve been literally trying for years to do it right, and I think we finally got it perfect.”
Kimmel asked if Saget will be on the show.
“He better be,” Stamos said.
And the Olsen twins?
“If we can’t get the Olsen twins, we’re going to dress you up,” Stamos told Kimmel.