Ever since Fuller House was announced by Netflix, it was clear that most of the original Full House cast was coming back. It was soon revealed that the show will center on the widowed DJ Tanner (Candace Cameron Bure), whose sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and best friend Kimmy (Andrea Barber) move in with her to help raise her children. When all was said and done, the show, which premiered on the streaming service last month, brought all of the original stars back except two, Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, who both played the infant Michelle on the hit series. Now that the show has been renewed for a second season, it seems that star/producer John Stamos may be trying to bring the twins back.
Just a few days ago, John Stamos posted an adorable video from the set of the original series, featuring both of the twins, with the the actor trying to get the young girls to say his name. While he doesn't explicitly say in the Instagram post that he's trying to get the twins back, he did include the #FullerHouse hashtag. Still, we don't know for sure if Mary-Kate Olsen or Ashley Olsen will return to reprise Michelle Tanner, but it was recently revealed that the twins have their reasons for not returning in the first season.
While the youngest Tanner was nowhere to be seen in the first run of episodes, there were plenty of mentions of her. Ashley Olsen's reason for missing out was that she hadn't acted in the past 12 years, last appearing in the Olsen Twins' first and only big screen adventure New York Minute. This left it all on Mary-Kate's shoulders, who hasn't acted since 2011's Beastly. She ditched the reunion because the timing was bad.
That didn't stop the rest of the Tanners from showing up! Original Full House star John Stamos returned as a producer and reprised his original role of Uncle Jesse as a guest star in the new show. Bob Saget (Danny Tanner), Dave Coulier (Joey Gladstone), Lori Loughlin (Becky Katsopolis) and Scott Weinger (Steve Hale) all guest starred on the show as well, appearing throughout the 13 new episodes. The original series ran for eight seasons spanning nearly 200 episodes. It remains unclear if Fuller House can replicate that incredible run, but if fans keep responding the way they have, it may very well happen.
In Fuller House, the adventures that began in 1987 on Full House continue, with veterinarian D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure) pregnant and recently widowed, living in San Francisco. D.J.'s younger sister/aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and D.J.'s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber), along with Kimmy's feisty teenage daughter Ramona (Soni Nicole Bringas), all move in to help take care of D.J.'s three boys, the rebellious 12-year-old Jackson (Michael Champion), neurotic 7-year-old Max (Elias Harger) and her newborn baby, Tommy Jr (Messitt Twins). Do you think the twins should return to Fuller House? Check out John Stamos' Instagram video below, and stay tuned for more on this hit series.