John Stamos announced on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday that Netflix has ordered a 13-episode season of Fuller House, a new multi-camera comedy from Warner Horizon Television, Miller-Boyett Productions and Jeff Franklin Productions. It's the long-awaited sequel to the iconic hit series Full House. It will debut in 2016.
"We've been working on this for many, many years," the actor said.
Earlier this month, E! News confirmed a Netflix revival was in the works.
Stamos, who played Jesse Katsopolis on the popular ABC family sitcom, will produce and guest star. He said Fuller House will start off with a one-hour reunion and then be a spinoff series featuring D.J. Tanner (Candace Cameron-Bure) and her three kids, along with her sister Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and neighbor Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber).
Netflix said in a statement Monday that discussions with Dave Coulier (Joey Gladstone), Lori Loughlin (Rebecca Katsopolis), Ashley Olsen (Michelle Tanner), Mary-Kate Olsen (Michelle Tanner) and Bob Saget (Danny Tanner) regarding Fuller House guest appearances are ongoing.
"If we can't get the Olsen twins, we're gonna dress you up," Stamos told Kimmel.
In Fuller House, D.J. is a pregnant veterinarian who is recently widowed and living in San Francisco. Her sister Stephanie, an aspiring musician, and BFF Kimmy, a fellow single mom, both move in to help raise D.J.'s two boys—the rebellious 12-year-old J.D. and neurotic 7-year-old Max—plus her soon-to-arrive baby.
"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," Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content for Netflix, said.
In a joint statement to E! News, executive producers Robert L. Boyett, Jeff Franklin and Thomas L. Miller added, "The continued support of Full House fans of all ages for the last 28 years has been astounding. It is an honor and a thrill to catch up with these beloved characters and explore their lives today. The love you saw on the show was real. The cast has remained a loving family off screen all these years. We are as excited as our fans to finally bring Full House back to life."
Full House aired for eight seasons and 192 episodes from 1987–1995 on ABC.