Brace yourselves, Full House fans. The Tanner clan might be headed back to television.
Netflix is reportedly close to finalizing a deal to revive the popular sitcom about a father of three young girls who recruits his best friend and brother-in-law to help raise his children after his wife dies in a tragic car accident. According to TVLine, the series — which has been dubbed Fuller House — will take the form of a 13-episode series that will feature Candace Cameron Bure reprising her role as D.J. Tanner and Andrea Barber returning as D.J.’s best friend, Kimmy Gibbler.
In addition to the eldest Tanner daughter and her pal in starring roles, the series is expected to bring back original Full House stars John Stamos, Bob Saget, and Dave Coulier as occasional guests.
Full House creator Jeff Franklin will reportedly serve as executive producer on the revival of the series, with Stamos attached as a producer.
After premiering in 1987, Full House went on to run for eight seasons on ABC before concluding in 1995. Along with the aforementioned cast, the series also starred Jodie Sweetin as middle-sister Stephanie and twins Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen sharing the role of the youngest member of the Tanner clan, Michelle.
Small-scale reunions of the series’ three father figures have occurred a few times in recent years, with the trio appearing in a commercial for Dannon Yogurt that aired during the Super Bowl, as well as reuniting on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last year.
The revival of Full House has yet to be confirmed by Netflix or anyone reportedly involved with the project, so the news should probably be considered a rumor at this point — or possibly wishful thinking if you’re one of the many people who grew up watching the weekly adventures of the Tanners.
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