Are the Olsen Twins Joining Fuller House? Netflix Boss Weighs In

Plus, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos gives an update on Arrested Development and The Defenders

By Sydney Bucksbaum Jul 28, 2015 4:38 PMTags
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Don't count Michelle Tanner out just yet!

Although it was previously revealed that Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen wouldn't be joining Fuller House, Netflix's spinoff series of Full House, to reprise their role as the youngest member of the Tanner family, it was announced today that we might actually see the Olsen twins in some capacity. Well, emphasis on might.

"The Olsen twins are teetering on whether or not they'll be around," Netflix's Ted Sarandos told the room full of reporters during the 2015 Summer TCA press tour. "We've been able to reassemble all of the cast."

"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," executive producer Robert L. Boyett said in a May 2015 statement about Mary-Kate and Ashley's absence from the reunion. "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."

As for what fans can expect from the rebooted sitcom, Sarandos promised that the Netflix show will feel the same as watching an old episode, just with a "modern" feel.

"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."

Sarandos also gave an "update" on a new season of Arrested Development...but don't get too excited.

"We are plugging along and negotiations are underway," Sarandos said of a finalizing a deal. "It is our intent to have a new season. It's a long, complex deal."

And are you itching for a new season of a comic book show on the online streaming site? Sarandos revealed that fans can expect a season of a superhero show about every six months until the premiere of Marvel's The Defenders, aka the big crossover series of Daredevil, Jessica JonesLuke Cage and Iron Fist.

"Ideally, there will be a rhythm of about every six months there will be a new season or new series from the Defender group," Sarandos said. "And then we'll cross over and do a combined season once we've launched the first season of all four characters. Some will selectively have multiple seasons as they come out." 

Stay tuned for more news coming out of the 2015 Summer TCA press tour!

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