Fuller House, the sequel series to beloved ’90s family sitcom Full House, is headed to Netflix later this month. The show will pick up with the Tanner family – the children all grown up and with families of their own – when the eldest sister D.J. (Candace Cameron-Bure) is left widowed with three young sons. Following a similar premise to Full House, D.J.’s sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) move in with her in order to help raise their blended family together.
In an effort to bring in viewers of the original series, the streaming site’s marketing push of Fuller House has largely relied on nostalgia, teasing the return to the Tanner’s San Francisco home, and releasing a featurette with fans talking about Full House. Now, Netflix has debuted the first full-length trailer for the sequel series.
Cameron-Bure, Barber, and Sweetin appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show [h/t The Wrap] where they talked about returning to their roles on Fuller House and premiered the first full-length trailer (beginning at roughly the 2:30 mark in the above video). The trailer depicts Stephanie and Kimmy moving in with D.J. and establishing the new generation, undercut by the original theme song transitioning into the new version recorded by Carly Rae Jepsen.
The Fuller House trailer also heavily features the adult cast from Full House, including Bob Saget as Danny Tanner, John Stamos as Jesse Katsopolis, Dave Coulier as Joey Gladstone, and Lori Loughlin as Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis. The youngest generation consists of new cast members Michael Campion, Elias Harger, Dashieli and Fox Messitt, and Soni Nicole Bringas as D.J.’s sons Jackson, Max, Tommy, and Kimmy’s daughter Ramona, respectively. The only original main cast members not set to appear in Fuller House are Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (who played youngest Tanner daughter Michelle), though Cameron-Bure assured viewers of Ellen that the twins are always welcome to return if the show is renewed for a second season.
Like much of the previous teasers for Fuller House, the full-length trailer features a hefty dose of nostalgia aimed at fans of Full House, with iconic phrases appearing: “Hola Tannerinos,” “Have mercy,” and “How rude!” Additionally, with Kimmy being stuck in the ’90s – and using a whole host of slang phrases from the decade – the Full House nostalgia seems to be as integral to the show as it has been to the teasers and promos released up to this point.
However, the full-length trailer also gives us our first real look at the new generation of kids in the Tanner family home. For instance, Kimmy’s daughter Ramona, who isn’t too thrilled by the idea of moving in with D.J. and Stephanie to create a larger blended family. Certainly, these glimpses in the trailer offer hope that Fuller House won’t simply rely on Full House nostalgia – even if there is a lot included in the sequel series – and can stand on its own as an entertaining family sitcom.
Fuller House season 1 will premiere in its entirety on Netflix on February 26th, 2016.
Source: The Ellen DeGeneres Show [via The Wrap]