Caitlin Trude | Editor-In-Chief
Make room in your Netflix queues because there’s a new “house” series that is not “House of Cards” nor “House, M.D.”
In a recent episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” John Stamos (better known as the Elvis-crazed, musically gifted Uncle Jesse) of the beloved “Full House” series confirmed that a revival project, “Fuller House,” was in the works, and that Netflix will be airing the first 13 episodes in 2016.
On Kimmel’s show, Stamos explained his involvement in the revival series: “It’s a labor of love. We’ve been literally trying for so many years to do it right, and I think we’ve finally got it perfect.”
The original “Full House,” which aired on ABC from 1987-1995, focused on Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) and the challenges that came with raising three daughters as a single father in, yes, a full household. Like its predecessor, “Fuller House” will focus on D.J. (Candance Cameron Bure), who is now a veterinarian, and her widowhood and her life raising her two (soon to be three) young children.
According to Variety, the confirmed returning characters include Uncle Jesse (Stamos), the middle Tanner sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and the gullible but well-meaning friend of D.J., Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber).
Some of the other original cast members such as Saget, Lori Loughlin, Dave Coulier and the Olsen twins, are still in talks regarding future guest appearances.
“Full House” executive producers Robert L. Boyett, Thomas L. Miller and Jeff Franklin recently said in an official statement: “The continued support of ‘Full House’ fans of all ages for the last 28 years has been astounding. It is an honor and a thrill to catch up with these beloved characters and explore their lives today.”
The statement continued: “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.”
For all the dedicated “Full House” fans who have been holding out hope for the 90s to come alive again, rejoice. In the words of Uncle Jesse, “Have mercy!” because Netflix just gave serial series binge-watchers another reason to not leave the couch.