Online streaming giant Netflix has confirmed that hit TV show Full House is returning to the small screen.
“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,” Netflix Vice President of Original Content Cindy Holland said in a statement.
John Stamos (who played Uncle Jesse) broke the news on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Stamos said he, Jeff Franklin (who created the original series), Robert L. Boyett andThomas L. Miller had been planning the spinoff for years.
“It’s a labor of love,” Stamos said on the show. “We’ve been literally trying for so many years to do it right, and I think we’ve finally got it perfect.”
The reboot will be called Fuller House, will be set in present time, and portray the the cast as grown ups. The first episode will be an one hour reunion of the cast, followed by a further 13 episodes.
The new show will be focused on Candace Cameron Bure’s character, D.J. Tanner, who is a recently-widowed and pregnant veterinarian. Younger sister Stephanie (Jodie) and Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea), along with her teenage daughter, move in with her to help her out.
Original producers Boyett, Miller and Franklin issued a statement about the show’s revival.
“It is an honour 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,” the statement said.
The new episodes will air on Netflix in 2016.