By Sahil Patel
Netflix has ordered a 13-episode sequel to “Full House,” the hit ’90s comedy series starring Bob Saget, John Stamos, and Dave Coulier.
Created by “Full House” creator Jeff Franklin, the new series, which will be called “Fuller House,” will debut on the streaming service across all of its territories in 2016.
So far, Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin, and Andrea Barber are set to star in the new show, with fellow alum Stamos on board to produce and appear as a guest star during the season. Discussions are ongoing to bring back other cast members including Saget, Coulier, Lori Loughlin, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Netflix said.
In “Fuller House,” the story will center on Cameron-Bure’s character, DJ Tanner-Fuller, a recently widowed and pregnant veterinarian living in San Francisco. To take care of her two sons as well as the third baby on the way, her younger sister (Sweetin) and best friend (Barber) move in to help out.
“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, VP of original content at Netflix, in a statement.
“Fuller House” will be produced by Miller-Boyett Productions and Jeff Franklin Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television. Executive producers include Robert L. Boyett, Thomas L. Miller, and Jeff Franklin.