Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Are Still ‘Teetering’ on Joining ‘Fuller House’
Fans of the hit show were disappointed when it was confirmed that the Olsen twins wouldn’t be back to reprise their role as Michelle Turner on the 2016 reboot.
But Ted Sarandos, chief content officer of Netflix, hinted that their decision might not be as final as it seemed. He told reporters at the 2015 Television Critics Association:
The Olsen twins are teetering on whether or not they’ll be around. We’ve been able to reassemble all of the cast. There’s a bunch of opportunity for them if they choose to. But they’re not in the current creative.
This comes after months after the series’ executive producer Robert L. Boyett revealed that they would definitely not be involved.
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 and the rest of the cast shared photos of the first table read on Thursday (July 23, 2015). The 13-episode series will premiere on Netflix in 2016.