John Stamos, Full House’s famous uncle Jesse Katsopolis confirmed the rumors of the series return on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
According to Stamos, who will produce the show, Netflix had ordered 13 episodes of the new comedy, which will kick off with a one-hour special.
The TV series which premiered in 1987, was one of ABC’s major worldwide successes spanning 8 seasons, will premiere in 2016 with a slightly amended name.
Fuller House, as the ABC confirmed later Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber, with Stamos as a guest star.
The new version will focus on D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Cameron-Bure) and her children; her sister, Stephanie Tanner (Sweetin); and their memorable kooky neighbor, Kimmy Gibbler (Barber), but will keep the original’s character as a ‘continuation’ of the family’s story.
“Fuller House will continue the adventures that began in the original, eight-season comedy, with veterinarian D.J. Tanner-Fuller pregnant and recently widowed, living in San Francisco.
D.J.’s younger sister/aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner and D.J.’s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler, along with Kimmy’s feisty teenage daughter Ramona, all move in to help take care of D.J.’s two boys – the rebellious 12-year-old J.D. and neurotic 7-year-old Max – and her soon-to-arrive baby,” the Netflix announcement mentioned.