Could Michelle Tanner make an appearance on Netflix’s “Full House” sequel series “Fuller House,” after all? Maybe, according to Ted Sarandos.
“The Olsen twins are teetering whether or not they’ll be around,” the streaming service head said during his panel at the annual Television Critics’ Association’s summer press tour Tuesday.
Sarandos walked that comment back a bit after the session, saying, “There’s a bunch of stunt [casting] opportunities with them for the future if they want to.” The revival’s producer, Robert L. Boyett, had announced in May that the Olsens would not appear on the new show. When asked if the actress’ status in relation to the show had changed since that time, Sarandos said, “No, I don’t believe so. They’re not in the current creative.”
The sitcom is now filming and confirmed cast members include Candace Cameron Bure as D.J., Jodie Sweetin as middle sister Stephanie and Andrea Barber, who played Kimmy Gibbler. John Stamos is set to produce while at the same time reprising his role as Uncle Jesse in a guest role. Dave Coulier will also return as Uncle Joey. Lori Loughlin had confirmed her role in the reboot, as well as Bob Saget.
The original “Full House” sitcom ran from 1987 to 1995, broadcasting 192 episodes on ABC. The spinoff “Fuller House” will focus more on the grown-up D.J. Tanner, recently widowed and living in San Francisco. Pregnant and with two boys, she enlists her younger sister Stephanie and her best friend Kimmy to help raise the kids.
Jeff Franklin, the creator of the original show, will serve as writer, with Kelly Sandefur as producer and Robert L. Boyett as executive producer alongside Franklin.
“Fuller House” will premiere on Netflix in 2016.