Fuller House, the Netflix sequel series to the beloved ’90s ABC sitcom, Full House, is returning to the streaming giant this December for a second season. The series, which returns Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, and Andrea Barber, as D.J., Stephanie, and Kimmy, respectively, was universally panned by critics who complained of a lack of substance and an overreliance on nostalgia, upon its release. Despite those scathing reviews, Netflix’s investment in nostalgia paid off. While Netflix does not release specific statistics for their programs, it’s rumored that Fuller House is one of the platform’s most watched shows, and the series was trending on social media immediately subsequent to its release.
The first season of Fuller House focused on newly-widowed, D.J. Tanner Fuller, who moved into her old house in San Francisco to take care of her three children. Much like the original series, she was helped out by a relative and a best friend. D.J.’s sister, Stephanie, took over the Uncle Jesse role, while Kimmy Gibbler occupied Joey’s place in the family. The first season then commenced dropping every catchphrase and reference they could from the original Full House series – all while guest stars Bob Saget, John Stamos, and Dave Coulier basked in the recorded laugh track every time they showed up. But fans loved it, and it looks like the series will deliver more of the same.
Netflix has just released a Halloween teaser (above) for the upcoming season of Fuller House, which will have to hold us over until the full trailer drops tomorrow (at the time of writing this).
The clip, which features the Tanner sisters, D.J. and Stephanie, carving pumpkins for Halloween, shows us that the laugh track is all primed and ready for the December premiere of Fuller House season 2. The teaser reminds us to be safe this Halloween and “Beware of Gibblers,” as Kimmy enters the home in an outfit that Stephanie mistakes for a Halloween costume. This assertion offends Kimmy, who then goes on to steal Stephanie’s catchphrase, “How rude!” Of course, the audience loved it, and proceeded to laugh in approval.
Unsurprisingly, the teaser does not reveal any plot details for the upcoming season, though some should come with the full trailer tomorrow. The short exchange does seem to indicate that the series will continue forward with what worked (with fans) – that being a heavy onslaught of unapologetic nostalgia. We can probably expect the full trailer to feature some of the series’ notable guest stars, and quite a few more catchphrases and references from the original. Happy Halloween and remember, “Beware of Gibblers!“
Fuller House season 2 premieres December 9, 2016 on Netflix.