Originally, when the Full House reboot was emerging as a real thing, the Olsen twins were not at all linked to it and it didn't seem there was much of a chance that they would be involved. That's all changed, and I think this could be just what they need to rejuvenate their already legendary status in Hollywood.
It's already in the middle of shooting, but Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos had this to say about Ashley and Mary-Kate's possible return to the franchise Tuesday at the Television Critics Association’s semi-annual press tour in Beverly Hills:
“The Olsen twins are teetering [on] whether or not they’ll be around. There’s a bunch of opportunity for them if they choose to. But they’re not in the current creative.”
The executive also mentioned that the reason Netflix was so excited about this revival was that it "never really went away after its network run" which ended in 1995 (wow, it was that long ago?).
He mentioned the terms "cross-generational" and "co-viewing," which is ideal for a show and I think is why a lot of comic book adaptations do so well. Young audiences that can get down with it and the older viewers will both be attracted to a project like this... which of course means more streams. Not a bad creative/business move on Netflix's part at all.
The rest of the original cast from the ABC show are on board. Of course, that includes John Stamos, Bob Saget, Candace Cameron Bure, and Jodie Sweetin.
Would the Olsen twins joining the cast make you more likely to watch 'Fuller House' on Netflix?
(Via: Entertainment Weekly)