Netflix orders ‘Full House’ sequel series ‘Fuller House’

Original star John Stamos will serve as a producer and guest star on the new series

Netflix has confirmed rumours that it is reviving classic late 80s/early 90s US sitcom Full House.

The streaming service announced last night (April 20) that it has ordered 13 episodes of a sequel series titled Fuller House, which has been created by the original show’s creator John Franklin. Fuller House will premiere on Netflix next year (2016).

Original Full House cast members Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber will star in the sequel series, with John Stamos reprising his popular role as Uncle Jesse as a guest star. Stamos will also serve as a producer on the new series.

Meanwhile, Netflix also revealed that “discussions are ongoing” to bring back fellow original Full House stars Bob Saget, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Dave Coulier and Lori Loughlin for guest appearances.

The synopsis for the sequel series teases: “In Fuller House the adventures that began in 1987 on Full House continue, with veterinarian D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Cameron-Bure) pregnant and recently widowed, 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.”

Full House aired on US network ABC for 192 episodes between 1987 and 1995 and followed a widowed father (Saget) who enlisted the help his best friend (Coulier) and brother-in-law (Stamos) to help raise his three daughters. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen shared the role of Michelle Tanner, which they originated as babies.