Now that Netflix is showcasing a considerable amount of quality original shows (Daredevil, Orange is the New Black, House of Cards), it was only a matter of time that they acquired Fuller House (the Full House sequel series) following the hype built on earlier reports of a Full House revival.
The news spread quickly when John Stamos made an announcement about the sequel on Jimmy Kimmel Live last Monday, and it seems that the Olsen Twins may have found out around the same time the fans did.
In an interview with WWD, the Olsen Twins had this to say:
Mary-Kate Olsen: “We just found out about it today. I guess we’re going to talk to the creators and see what’s happening. I’m shocked I haven’t heard anything from John [Stamos].”
Ashley Olsen: “I ran into Bob [Saget] the other day and we didn’t even talk about it. I’m going to call [Saget] and get his perspective.”
JamShowbiz tweeted about the WWD interview to which Stamos responded:
It’s unclear whether or not the Olsen Twins knew about the project, although E! is reporting that they definitely did. But that isn’t the only news surrounding Full House; Lifetime announced on Monday that they are developing a made-for-TV movie about the sitcom.
The official logline is:
“The Unauthorized Full House Story (working title) will look at the rise of the cast and the pressure on them to balance the idyllic family life on the show with the more complicated reality of their own lives outside the series, but it will also look at the warm bond that grew up between the cast as the show became one of America’s most beloved family sitcoms.”
The script is set to be written by Ron McGee who previously wrote The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story, a film produced by Lifetime that told a life-on-the-set tale of Saved by the Bell.
John Stamos was not silent about this news either and took to Twitter:
When dealing with a show as popular as Full House was (and still is), there is bound to be controversy from time to time (both internal and external). But whether or not a behind-the-scenes movie is being made – or which members of the cast knew about the Netflix sequel – it’s clear that Fuller House is getting more attention than most show revivals usually would.
And it makes sense; Full House ran from 1987-1995, so unlike a show like Arrested Development (whose target audience has been kept well up-to-date since 2003), Fuller House can gain a quick surge of benefit from the recent news surrounding it. Ultimately the show’s success will depend on the quality of the content, but with a decent amount of time to go until the release, there is still plenty of opportunity for more big developments to occur.
Fuller House is due to premiere on Netflix in 2016.