D.J. Tanner isn’t afraid to let out a few spoilers. Candace Cameron Bure, who played D.J. from 1987-1995 on the family sitcom “Full House,” is dishing plenty of new information about the Netflix revival “Fuller House." At a session for the AOL Build Speaker Series on Tuesday, the actress revealed that even more original "Full House" cast members have signed on for the new series. Plus, she dropped a few details about what the new show will be like.
Here are five things we learned:
1. Original Cast Members – “Fuller House” is getting fuller, cast-wise. “I just heard today that Lori Loughlin and Dave Coulier will be back for the first episode,” Cameron Bure said.
Loughlin, who played Aunt Becky on the show, previously said she was still in negotiations for an appearance, but it looks like she and Netflix have come to an agreement. Aunt Becky and Joey (Coulier) will return to the show along with Uncle Jesse (John Stamos), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and Kimmy (Andrea Barber). However, Cameron Bure noted that Bob Saget (who played Danny) and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (Michelle) were still not signed on for the new series.
2. D.J. Didn’t Marry Steve – Though Steve (Scott Weinger) was D.J.’s longtime boyfriend on “Full House,” she didn’t actually marry him. Since the series starts off with D.J. as a recent widow, IBTimes asked if D.J. was married to a character fans already know. The 39-year-old actress revealed that her on-screen husband would be a new character.
“It wasn’t Steve. The reason that the name of the show is ‘Fuller House’ is because she was married to Tommy Fuller,” she revealed.
Cameron Bure added that the door was open for D.J.’s first love to return. “Since it wasn’t Steve, who knows? Steve might come back,” she teased. “Maybe she’s gonna rekindle her relationship.” The California native joked that he could come back dressed as Aladdin, the Disney character that Weinger voiced while on “Full House.”
3. Premiere Date – Netflix previously said to expect “Fuller House” sometime in 2016, but Cameron Bure specified they're aiming for a January 2016 debut. However, the series hasn’t started filming, so that’s subject to change. The actors haven’t even seen the first script yet, but they’ll head to set this summer.
4. A Family Show – Cameron Bure has built her career around family-oriented programming, so it was important to her that “Fuller House” continues to be a show parents and kids can watch together. “I think we’ll have the same care in the sense that ‘Full House’ was a great family show,” she explained. “And of course, it will be present-day, and modern, and deal with today’s situations in today’s style, but it won’t lose what ‘Full House’ represented.”
5. Donna Jo – The actress explained that it was fun to catch up with a character so many years later and suggested that maybe some things should change – like her name. “I was thinking maybe I should be Donna. D.J. stands for Donna Jo. I’m like, ‘Maybe that she’s an adult now, she should be Donna.’ What do you think? No?” she asked the audience. Her question was met with a pretty negative response. “O.K., I’ll just be Deej all my life.”
Cameron Bure can next be seen in “Just the Way You Are,” which premieres on the Hallmark Channel on May 9 at 9 p.m. EDT.