After a successful season 1 run, Netflix has renewed Fuller House for a second season. John Stamos, who plays Jesse Katsopolis in the Full House revival, is hopeful Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will return to the Tanner household.
The Olsen twins declined to reprise their role as Michelle Tanner in the first 13-episode installment of Netflix's Full House revival , which aired on 26 February, much to the disappointment of fans. Producer and star Stamos in an interview with Today said the door is always open for the sisters to join season 2 of Fuller House.
He said: "They're totally welcome. I was going to see Ashley last night and beg her to be on the show. We would love to have them. I know everyone would love to see them. I have a good feeling about it."
The show addressed the absence of the twins in the first episode. Michelle's father Danny Tanner (played by Bob Saget) explained her absence saying she is "busy in New York running her fashion empire". The entire cast then turned to look at the camera and winked at the audience, an obvious nod to Olsen twins decision of not returning for the revival series.
Stamos also spoke about audience response to Fuller House. The Grandfathered actor said: "I was nervous. We did the shows, and they were very sweet and cute. I was worried because the anticipation really built up from the time we finished to the time we aired. People are happy with it. It's so sweet. I'm very grateful. It's comfort [for people]."
The 13-episode series is a modern-day spin-off of the beloved 1990s family sitcom Full House, which revolved around the life of widowed D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure), who is raising her three sons with the help of her younger sister Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and friend Kimmy Gibler (Andrea Barber).