LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — “Full House” could be everywhere you look on Netflix next year.
John Stamos, who played “Uncle” Jesse Katsopolis on the family comedy, shared the news Monday during an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” nearly 20 years after it went off air.
A clip from the taping posted on the show’s YouTube page shows Stamos making the announcement to explosive cheers from the studio audience.
“Five minutes ago, they called, they sealed the deal,” he said, adding that plans for a reunion show have been in the works for “many, many years.”
“The original creator, Jeff Franklin, and [executive producers] Bob Boyett and Tom Miller — we were trying to do some sort of spin-off and, you know, we wanted to give credit to the legacy. We didn’t want to, sort of, just throw it away,” he explained.
Stamos said the upcoming 13-episode reboot will begin with a one-hour special, bringing back much of the cast from the original show about the Tanner family, whose patriarch struggles to raise his three girls following the death of their mother, prompting his brother-in-law and a pal to pitch in.
The actor, now 51, confirmed Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber are expected to reprise their roles as D.J. Tanner, sister Stephanie and quirky neighbor Kimmy Gibbler, respectively.
“Candace has three boys and it’s sort of a reversal and we turn the house over to her,” Stamos explained of the updated storyline.
There’s no word yet on if Bob Saget will return as patriarch Danny Tanner, however, although he can expect some pressure from his former castmate.
“He better be,” Stamos said of Saget’s possible involvement.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who grew up on the show sharing the role of Michelle Tanner, are also an unknown.
“If we can’t get the Olsen twins, we’re gonna dress you up,” Stamos laughed to Kimmel.
The actor called the project a “labor of love” and hopes longtime fans of the show will be pleased with the outcome.
“We’ve literally been trying for so many years to do it right and I think we finally got it perfect …” he said.
“Full House” premiered in 1987 and ran its final episode May 23, 1995.
Variety reports the reboot, called “Fuller House,” will premiere on the streaming service in 2016.