The Full House sequel series was once an innocent April Fool's joke, but has come to fruition in the form of Netflix's upcoming Fuller House. Warner Bros. TV and producers of the original sitcom were first reported to be considering the new series, which later found a home and full 13-episode season order with the online streaming service.
Many of the Full House stars are returning for the series revival, which will center on the two eldest Tanner sisters, D.J. (Candace Cameron-Bure) and Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) along with their friend/childhood neighbor Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) - the only holdout seems to be Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen returning as the youngest sister, Michelle Tanner. Now, Netflix has unveiled a very nostalgic logo for the new series.
Netflix released the official Fuller House logo (below), which should look familiar to fans of the original sitcom since it's nearly identical to the Full House title card. The series will return to San Francisco, continuing the story of (now) D.J. Tanner-Fuller, a veterinarian and widowed mother of three boys: "rebellious 12-year-old Jackson, neurotic 7-year-old Max and her newborn baby, Tommy Jr." She lives with Stephanie, an aspiring musician, as well as fellow single mother Kimmy and her daughter Ramona.
Full House creator Jeff Franklin has returned with Fuller House as an executive producer on the series, which sees fellow stars Bob Saget, Lori Loughlin, John Stamos and Dave Coulier confirmed to appear as Danny Tanner, Becky Donaldson Katsopolis, Jesse Katsopolis, and Joey Gladstone respectively. Jesse and Becky's twins, Nicky (Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit) and Alex (Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit), will return as well.
The Fuller House logo does not stray far from that of the original Full House, making it clear that the new series will not only acknowledge its roots but they will be integral to the Netflix continuation. Additionally, with so many of the original players involved, both in front of and behind the camera, Fuller House may be a true return to form for the sitcom.
Girl Meets World, a series in a similar situation to Fuller House, in that it is the continuation of a '90s show, also paid homage to Boy Meets World with its logo. However, Girl Meets World ultimately centers on the new generation of characters, but that doesn't appear to be the case with Fuller House.
Instead, the Netflix series seems to be appealing directly to fans of Full House and may have a broader focus than Girl Meets World. Meaning, a focus of all the members of the Tanner-Fuller extended family rather than simply on the children, which would give the show a younger feel. Though we won't know for sure until more about Fuller House is revealed, fans of the original show may at least agree the logo appeals to '90s nostalgia.
Fuller House is set to premiere on Netflix in 2016.
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