Is the 90s sitcom about to experience a resurgence? When it comes to ratings success, nostalgia can be a powerful thing, and that may just be what Netflix is counting on with Fuller House, the sequel to the beloved 1987-1995 sitcom Full House, premiering February 26.
Fuller House is once again about the San Francisco-based Tanner family, but this time with the focus on D.J. (Candace Cameron-Bure). Recently widowed and the mother of three boys, she has her younger sister Stephanie (played by Jodie Sweetin), best friend Kimmy Gibbler (played by Andrea Barber), and Kimmy’s teenage daughter Ramona (played by Soni Nicole Bringas) move in with her into the home from the original series to help out with raising the kids, similar to the premise of the first show.
The above three aren’t the only returning cast members, with other Full House regulars, including Bob Sagat, Lori Loughlin, John Stamos and Dave Coulier, serving as recurring characters throughout the series. The only exception is the Olsen twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley, who declined to reprise the role of youngest daughter Michelle, which they alternated playing. However, show’s executive producer has said that, “They haven’t ruled out appearing on the show at some point.” And if that doesn’t ramp up the nostalgia enough, other elements are returning, too. As mentioned, the Tanners are returning to the original house, though it will now have more modern decor. But perhaps the biggest return is the reuse of “Everywhere You Look,” the first series’ theme song—only this time, it’s being sung by Carley Rae Jepsen! Fuller House will also have its differences as well. The series is being called “edgier” since it will reflect the world in the year 2016 and kids today know and are exposed to more than the kids of the time of the original series’ airing. As a result, storylines in Fuller House will be more “adult” than its predecessor, though still appropriate for younger viewers. Fuller House will be available to watch online on Netflix starting February 26. And if you can make the time to get caught up on all 192 episodes of the original series, they are currently available on the popular streaming site as well.
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