Fans of the Tanner family only has a month left before the lovable bunch return onscreen. The spinoff of the widely loved "Full House," aptly titled "Fuller House," is confirmed to return to the small screen on February 26, 2016 (Friday). "Fuller House" is available via Netflix.
The spinoff series will feature Candace Cameron Bure returning as DJ Tanner-Fuller. She will be joined by Jodie Sweetin as Stephanie and Andrea Barber as Kimmy Gibbler. The three ladies will occasionally get visits from the original members of "Full House." The confirmed stars to reprise their roles in "Fuller House" are John Stamos as Uncle Jesse Katsopolis, Dave Coulier as Joey Gladstone, Lori Loughlin as Becky Donaldson Katsopolis, Bob Saget as Danny Tanner, and Scott Weinger as Steve Hale.
The plot of "Fuller House" is pretty similar to the 1990s version of the show. In the 2016 spinoff, DJ will be struggling with widowhood. While losing a husband is a challenge, the struggle continues as she attempts to raise three children. The roles for the kids introduce fresh faces in "Fuller House." DJ's kids are named Jackson (Michael Champion), Max (Elias Harger) and newborn baby Tommy, Jr. Max is described as a bit of a neurotic while his brother Jackson deals with a rebellious streak.
DJ will be joined by her sister, Stephanie, and Kimmy. Barber's character is also a single mother. While DJ struggles to discipline her young sons, Kimmy attempts to navigate the thorny path of parenting a teenage daughter. The single mom's daughter is named Ramona, played by Soni Nicole Bringas.
Notably absent in the cast is Michelle. The character, then played by twins Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, has not been erased from the show. Although the Olsen sisters rejected the offer to return to reprise their roles in "Fuller House," the series will still address their absence.
"Ashley [Olsen] said, I have not been in front of a camera since I was 17 and I don't feel comfortable acting," said executive producer Bob Boyett to People Magazine. He added, "Mary-Kate said, It would have to be me because Ash doesn't want to do it. But the timing is so bad for us."
Sweetin shared via Us Weekly that Michelle's absence from the show will be explained in the early episodes. The report revealed that the characters will discuss the hectic schedule of Michelle in New York. The character of the Olsen twins will reportedly be a successful and incredibly busy mover of the fashion industry. Michelle will be portrayed as someone aggressively launching her fashion empire in the Big Apple.
"The Michelle character is still going to have a presence. It's not like were not talking about her," said Sweetin. She added, "I love and support [Mary-Kate and Ashley], and I think we're going to be just fine."
However, Coulier expressed his opinion on the reluctance of the Olsen twins to reprise their roles in the spinoff. He shared via People, "They're family members. But I think they have a different perspective."
"When we get together and we reminisce, they were babies [at the time]. So they don't share those same memories. I can't really speak for them but I would understand why they don't have the same sentiments that we all do," Coulier explained.