Back in April, Netflix announced Fuller House, a sequel to the classic sitcom Full House, will debut on the streaming service next year. Original Full House stars Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber and John Stamos were set to reprise their roles from the original series, with Netflix revealing that they were in negotiations with the rest of the original cast. As it turns out, Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, who collectively played the young Michelle on the original series, will not be coming back for Fuller House. Here's what executive producer Robert L. Boyett had to say 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."
The series will focus on Candace Cameron Bure's D.J., who was recently widowed and living alone with her children in San Francisco, with another child on the way. D.J.'s sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and her best friend Kimmy (Andrea Barber) move in to help D.J. take care of her two boys. John Stamos is also producing and returning as Uncle Jesse, along with Dave Coulier as Uncle Joey, with talks under way to bring Bob Saget and Lori Loughlin back as well.
Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen haven't acted for several years, with Mary-Kate Olsen last appearing in 2011's Beastly and Ashley Olsen last featured in an uncredited role in 2010's I'm Still Here. The sisters have more recently turned their attention to their fashion lines, The Row and Elizabeth and James. Are you disappointed that Michelle won't be back for Fuller House? Let us know what you think below.