Don’t Worry, Uncle Joey Will Be Back for Netflix’s ‘Fuller House’
Now that everyone and their mother has signed up for Marvel’s Civil War, it’s time for another franchise favorite to to make an iconic return. By way of wildly misleading loglines, Dave Coulier himself will reprise the role of Uncle Joey Gladstone when Full House expands into Netflix’s 2016 Fuller House! Can Mr. Woodchuck be far behind?
Coulier himself tweeted the news of Uncle Joey’s return, simultaneously adding that a Big Bang Theory veteran would take part in directing the series. The former Full House star joins the confirmed John Stamos, with negotiations ongoing for Bob Saget, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and Lori Loughlin.
Here’s how Netflix describes its Fuller House revival:
In Fuller House, the adventures that began in 1987 on Full House continue, with veterinarian D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Cameron-Bure) pregnant and recently widowed, living in San Francisco. D.J.’s younger sister/aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner (Sweetin) and D.J.’s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler (Barber), along with Kimmy’s feisty teenage daughter Ramona, all move in to help take care of D.J.’s two boys — the rebellious 12-year-old J.D. and neurotic 7-year-old Max — and her soon-to-arrive baby.
Oh, but that’s not all! TVLine managed to obtain the first synopsis of D.J. and Kimmy’s kids:
* Jesse Daniel (aka “JD”) is DJ’s 12/13-year-old son, described as a “ladies’ man” with three girlfriends. He worshiped his dad and is having a difficult time coping with the loss, which results in him acting out. DJ tries to make him a better person — he allegedly resents her for “constantly pushing him to read, do charity work and generally de-shallow” — but it doesn’t sound like her plan is working. (Bonus scoop: JD is a musician and rides bikes, just like his [Great] Uncle Jesse.)
* Max is (presumably DJ’s) 6/7-year-old son who seems to take after “Grandpa Danny” in that he’s got O.C.D. like whoa. “He takes tremendous pride in keeping his room tidy, his shirt tucked in and has already mastered the art of hospital corners.” A tech geek who also lacks rhythm, Max looks up to his older brother and is constantly seeking his approval.
* Ramona is (presumably Kimmy’s) 12/13-year-old daughter. Though she’s bi-racial, Ramona fully embraces her Latina heritage, and considers living with the “white-bread Tanners” to be “totally lame.” She’s described as being smart, but not into school. Instead, her interests include: “boys, fashion, being cool, social media and taking pics every second of every day.” (Sounds a lot like a 2015 version of Miz Gibbler… you know, minus the whole “smart” thing.)
Well, alright then. Of course, without Mr. Woodchuck at Joey’s side, this whole Fuller House thing will undoubtedly fall apart. Who next will join Netflix’s reboot cast? And perhaps most importantly: