Another “Full House” alum has been added to the roster of the “Fuller House” reboot — DJ Tanner’s boyfriend, Steve.
Scott Weinger will reprise his role on the Netflix sequel series. The actor took to Twitter on July 16 to make the announcement, adding a photo of the cast’s first table read.
The caption to the photo reads, “This is not a drill, people! This is happening!”
Other confirmed “Fuller House” 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.
After much speculation, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who both played Michelle Tanner, will not be returning.
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.
See Weinger’s tweet below.
This is not a drill, people. This is happening! pic.twitter.com/c2JQ58v1QM
– Scott Weinger (@ScottWeinger) July 16, 2015
Since the actor posted the news, the Internet has exploded with excited tweets.
– Emily Longeretta (@emilylongeretta) July 17, 2015
– Kristin Dos Santos (@KristinDSantos) July 17, 2015
The show is set to air in 2016.