Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Will Not Be Joining Netflix’s ‘Fuller House’ After All
As most of the cast has been confirmed to appear in Fuller House, fans of the original have been wondering if the twins, who played the youngest sister Michelle Tanner, would be joining the cast as well.
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the successful fashionistas would not be reprising their role for the 13-episode Netflix spinoff.
Executive producer Robert L. Boyett said in a statement,
Although Ashley and Mary-Kate will not be a part of Fuller House, I know how much Full House has meant to them and they are still very much considered family. It has been exciting to see how they have built their professional careers, and I support their choice to focus on their fashion brands and various business endeavors. I appreciate their support and good wishes towards Fuller House.
Stamos proceeded to call “bullshit” that they didn’t know about the reboot, but he and the girls have since made up and he posted his heartbreak on Twitter.
Family is family, after all.
According to IMDb, the series will focus on D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure) who is now “a widow and mother of two who is expecting a third. Things become too much to handle, she asks for help from her sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and her best-friend Kimmy (Andrea Barber).”
Mary-Kate and Ashley starred on Full House starting when they were just nine months old until the shows end, from 1987 until 1995. The role is considered to be their breakout.
Fuller House will premiere on Netflix in 2016.