by Chris Harnick | Thu., Jul. 30, 2015 8:00 AM
Have you gotten your fill of Fuller House news yet? No? Good. And this is good news we have to share. The Full House sequel series won't be as depressing.
The original premise of the show found Candace Cameron Bure's DJ Tanner-Fuller widowed and expecting her third child, much like how Full House began. But now the show is going even closer to the origins of the show and DJ will already be a mom of three. There's no bun in the oven.
"We didn't start it off quite so heavy so some more time has passed than they originally intended," Cameron Bure told The Hollywood Reporter. Does this mean that it's going to be OK for DJ to jump back into the arms of Steve (Scott Weinger)? Yes, Steve lives! Weinger, who is a writer on black-ish now, will return to the world of Full House, at least for the premiere.
"It is tragedy that starts off the show, which was like the original Full House, but the themes are always heartfelt, it's always a situation you can always learn something from," Cameron Bure said. "Tonally, it will feel the same as the original Full House, which is heartfelt and funny and family friendly but its current. It's today's time."
Netflix's Ted Sarandos praised the show at 2015 TCA summer press tour. "It's a show that is very much in the spirit of the original," Sarandos said. "At the taping of the [first] episode this past week, when the cast shows up on stage the audience reacts immediately and the actors have fallen right back into the roles. It's very much in the same spirit but with a modern take on Full House."
Widowed DJ Tanner-Fuller asks her best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber), who is now a single mom, and sister Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) to move in with her to help raise her family. Sound familiar? Of course it does. The premiere episode is reuniting (almost) the entire Full House family including Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, Lori Loughlin and John Stamos. Stamos is also executive producing the series along with the show's original producers. Even Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky's kids, Nicky and Alex, are going to be around and played by the original Full House actors Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit and Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit. But don't expect Michelle Tanner…just yet. Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen declined to reprise the role in the series premiere, but that doesn't mean they may not pop up, according to Netflix's Sarandos.
"The Olsen twins are teetering on whether or not they'll be around," Netflix's Sarandos told the room full of reporters during the 2015 Summer TCA press tour. "We've been able to reassemble all of the cast."
Executive producer Robert L. Boyett issued the following statement in May 2015 when the Olsens declined to participate in Fuller House: "Although Ashley and Mary-Kate will not be a part of Fuller House, I know how much Full House has meant to them and they are still very much considered family. It has been exciting to see how they have built their professional careers, and I support their choice to focus on their fashion brands and various business endeavors. I appreciate their support and good wishes towards Fuller House."
Where for art thou, Michelle Tanner?
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