When “Fuller House” premieres Candace Cameron Bure’s character, DJ Tanner-Fuller, will be a newly widowed single mom, but she won’t have a bun in the oven. Despite initial reports that DJ would be expecting in the “Full House” reboot, the plot has now been changed for the 2016 Netflix series.
The Hollywood Reporter shares that Cameron Bure’s character, the star of the spinoff, will have welcomed her newest addition ahead of episode 1. “She’s actually not pregnancy anymore,” the 39-year-old actress revealed during an appearance at the Television Critics Association press tour Wednesday. “The baby’s been born.”
Initially, DJ was supposed to be a mother of two mourning the loss of her husband with her third child on the way. So, why the plot change? According to the actress, there was a desire for the show to kick off with a less-burdensome storyline. “We didn’t start it off quite so heavy so more time has passed than they originally intended,” she explained.
Cameron Bure says the alteration allows “Fuller House” to more closely mimic “Full House,” which featured DJ’s dad Danny Tanner (Bad Saget) nagivating life with his three young daughters following the recent death of his wife. “Tonally, it will feel the same as the original ‘Full House,’ which is heartfelt and funny and family friendly, but it’s current. It’s today time,” she said.
Thankfully for DJ, she won’t have to raise her three children alone. Saget is just one of the “Full House” actors reprising his characters' role for the revival. Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos), Becky (Lori Loughlin), Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier), Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin), Kimmy (Andrea Barber) and Blake And Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit (Nicky and Alex) will star. It’s unknown if Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will reprise their shared role of Michelle Tanner.
But it’s not just family and friends of DJ’s coming back. On “Full House,” DJ had a long term relationship with Steve, played by Scott Weinger. The actor confirmed his spot on the new show via Twitter on July 16. "This is not a drill, people. This is happening," Weinger wrote. His announcement was accompanied by a photo of the series' episode 1 script.
“Full House” fans can catch “Fuller House” in 2016 on Netflix.