Netflix has a Christmas present for all Fuller House fans- the show is renewed for a third season! The exact release date hasn’t been announced yet, but it is believed that the series will premiere in October next year. Filming will soon begin, and that will last for about half a year.
For years, fans have been cajoling producers and TV networks to reboot Full House, that family-oriented series that catapulted the Olsen twins to fame. Netflix was not able to lure the twins back to appear on Fuller House. But there were always referenced there, which is kind of the same thing, right? No.
Fuller House Season 3 not exactly welcome?
But here’s where the conundrum starts: The announcement of Season 3 for Fuller House wasn’t exactly met with a lot of smiles. AV Club said that Netflix’s renewal of the series shows that the movie-streaming platform has “no mercy for us all.” It likened the announcement to a Christmas guest who brings an “unwanted/inedible fruitcake” every holiday gathering.
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The announcement of a third season came via an Instagram video, which was captioned with: “Holiday wishes, answered. ? Fuller House Season 3, coming 2017.” The cast was shown holding Christmas gifts in the video.
The fact that the announcement surprised fans and critics of the show is a bit surprising. Earlier this month, Candace Cameron Bure, who plays D.J. Tanner-Fuller in the series, left her hosting duties in The View to focus on Fuller House.
Fuller House is based on the original ABC sitcom Full House about the children of Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) and their friends—Kimmy Gibler (Andrea Barber)—who moved back to their childhood homes with their families.
Olsen twins still a no-show in Season 3?
There is no word yet on whether the Olsen twins will even make a cameo in Season 3. They did not appear in Seasons 1 and 2, which have been explained by both Ashley and Mary Kate.
Ashley earlier said that she hasn’t been in front of the camera since she was 17 years old, so she doesn’t feel comfortable acting. Mary Kate would welcome it, but she is just too busy with their business and fashion line. Also, both are based in New York while the Fuller House cast have to be in LA.