And so the question remains: Will child twin stars Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen return to share the role as Michelle Tanner in the 1980s and 1990s sitcom Full House reboot Fuller House?
Though previous reports have stated that the twins will not be a part of the new series, there is still some hope for Michelle Tanner fans. Netflix’s head of content acquisition Ted Sarandos said that the Olsen twins “are teetering whether or not they’ll be around,” PEOPLE reports. Sarandos made the announcement at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Tuesday.
The twins shared the role of the youngest Tanner from 1987-1995.
Before TCA, a rep for the Olsens said that they were focused on their current careers, which includes overseeing their fashion labels, and they would not be getting involved in the show. Additionally, executive producer Robert L. Boyett said that he was proud of where they were in their careers and he supported their choice.
Boyett added that he knew how much Full House meant to them and that they are “still very much considered family,” Fox News reports. He also said that they have been supportive of the show’s revival.
Sarandos said that taping began last week and the “actors have fallen right back into” their roles. He added that the show is “very much in the spirit of the original” and that when the cast appears on stage, the crowd reacts immediately.
He added that the show “never really went away,” and it is a cross-generational platform that has continued to do well over the years.
The Olsen twins’ involvement is still unknown. The 13-episode season is set to air on Netflix in 2016.
This time, it will focus on DJ Tanner as a widowed mother of two. Several original members are set to return for the revival including John Stamos, Candace Cameron-Bure, Bob Saget, Scott Weinger, Andrea Barber, Lori Loughlin and Jodie Sweeten.
But how could there be a Full House reboot without “no way, José” and “you got it, dude?” If I decide to watch the show, I’ll definitely miss it.