In the same announcement that the streaming giant revealed the sequel to “Full House” would be renewed for a fifth season, it also announced that it will be the sitcom’s last.
Netflix made the announcement Thursday with a video featuring highlights from previous seasons, punctuated by cast members promising they have “saved the best for last.”
A continuation of the ABC family sitcom, which had an eight-season run from 1987 to 1995, “Fuller House” premiered in February 2016 as another example of TV’s growing nostalgia bender. It followed the Tanner family as the kids were growing up.
The updated series caught up viewers with an adult D.J. Tanner-Fuller (played Candace Cameron Bure), her sister Stephanie “How Rude” Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and their friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber). The series centers on D.J. raising her three young children with the help of Stephanie and Kimmy, who also has a teenage daughter.
Along the way, original cast members John Stamos, Bob Saget, Dave Coulier and Lori Loughlin made appearances. Michelle, played by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, did not return for “Fuller House” though she has been referenced.
“Fuller House” at least gets a planned series finale, unlike the original series. Back then, producers and cast had gotten wind of the show’s cancellation while rehearsing for the Season 8 finale.
The final season of “Fuller House” is slated to launch in the fall.
“Get ready Fannerinos! The farewell season of @fullerhouse is coming your way,” Bure tweeted Thursday. “We love our fans! Thank you so so much for your support over the years. We saved the best for last.”
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