"Full House" fans are rejoicing over the official announcement that a reboot of the popular TV show is coming to Netflix in 2016.
"Fuller House," a 13-episode series that will focus on the lives of D.J. Tanner, her sister Stephanie and best friend Kimmy Gibbler, will put a twist on the original series, while upholding the tone and values embedded in the family-friendly sitcom, actress Candace Cameron Bure told TheBlaze.
"We want to protect the image of 'Full House,'" Bure, who came of age on TV as D.J., said Tuesday. "We're all going into this with the understanding that we're going to give the fans what the original show gave, which was good family programming that you'll want to watch with your children."
Candace Cameron Bure, John Stamos and Bob Saget attend the Starlight Awards at the Skirball Cultural Center, Sept. 25, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Invision for Starlight Children's Foundation)
As for the decision to retain the show's positive vibe, Bure said the producers and cast have talked about it for quite some time, and she believes this type of family show was attractive to Netflix.
"It is a family show," she said. "I'm not concerned about the show taking a turn that the fans would be disappointed in."
Bure said viewers will laugh, cry and learn important lessons by watching the beloved characters face and overcome modern-day scenarios — much like they did during the show's original run from 1987 to 1995.
"The show is so nostalgic. It's still so relevant today, because it is one of the few shows that has never been off the air in 25 years," she said. "They still learn lessons from it."
Bure said she's "thrilled" about the reboot, the news of which has been "blowing up" among exuberant fans.
"Fans are so excited, and I'm excited to give them a new, fresh show that I think they'll love that centers around the same principles that everyone has come to love," she said. "And yet it will be done with today's current topics and situations."
Actresses Candace Cameron Bure, left, and Jodie Sweetin pose together at the Cool Comedy's Hot Cuisine Benefit for the Scleroderma Research Foundation at the Four Seasons Hotel, April 30, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
"Fuller House" will center on D.J. as a pregnant mother with two young boys who recently lost her husband, Tommy Fuller.
"I can't do it alone and so I call upon my family to help me, and that's when my sister comes in, Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin), and my best friend, Kimmy (Andrea Barber), who also has a daughter and is divorced," Bure said. "And we get together and help each other."
The first episode is slated to begin filming this summer. Bure said the plan is to get as much of the original cast together as possible for a one-hour special that serves as a transition of sorts into the new rendition.
Watch John Stamos, who played Uncle Jessie in the original series and who will produce and reprise his role in "Fuller House," officially announce the project below: