The saga of the Tanner and Fuller families will come to an end this summer, as the premiere date for the final nine episodes of Fuller House has been revealed. Between 2016 and 2019, the Full House sequel series had run for five and a half seasons, serving as a big hit for the streaming service during that time. After airing the first half of the show's fifth and final season late last year, it's now being reported that the series will present its last episodes on Tuesday, June 2. For those who've been watching the series all along, let's hope the finale will give the characters the send-off they deserve.
If you were around during the late '80s and early 90's, you would know that Fuller House originally began as the comedy series Full House from creator Jeff Franklin. Hitting television screens in 1989, the series follows widowed father Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) raising his daughters D. J. (Candace Cameron Bure), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin), and Michelle (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen) with the help of his suave brother-in-law Jesse (John Stamos) and stand-up comedian pal Joey (Dave Coulier). Danny's co-worker Rebecca Donaldson (Lori Loughlin) later joined the case as Jesse's wife, Becky. Neighbor girl and D. J.'s best friend Kimmy Gibbler also (Andrea Barber) frequently appeared in the Tanner household as well, much to Danny's chagrin.
Feeling nostalgic for the series, most of the cast was on board to reprise all of their Full House roles when Fuller House went into production for Netflix. All that was missing was Michelle Tanner, as neither Olsen Twin was interested in reprising the role they had shared as small children. Michelle's disappearance was explained away on the series as Michelle pursuing a fashion career in New York, referring to the real-life endeavors of the former child stars. Many fans had been hoping the Olsens would change their mind for a special appearance as Michelle for the final season, but Bure has already confirmed that the twins won't be coming back at all.
What the remaining episodes of Fuller House will instead focus on is the planned triple wedding for D. J., Stephanie, and Kimmy to their respective fiancees Steve (Scott Weinger), Jimmy (Adam Hagenbuch), and Fernando (Juan Pablo Di Pace). "As I'm sure you can imagine, it's going to be nuts. You have three very different women trying to coordinate one giant event together. They all see the world a little bit differently, so chaos will ensue," Bure says of the final Fuller House episodes. One can't help but wonder how this will feel like the perfect Tanner-Fuller (and Gibbler) wedding without Michelle Tanner present, but the series is already making do without the present of Lori Loughlin as it is, so we already know the wedding party won't be complete.
The final episodes of Fuller House will begin streaming on Netflix starting on June 2, 2020. It's bittersweet to see the series come to an end, as while it's not easy for fans to say goodbye, the series undoubtedly had a great run during its time on the streaming service. Still, there's always the possibility we could see another spin-off happen some day in the future, but if and when that happens, I still wouldn't bet on seeing the Olsen Twins return. This news comes to us from TVLine.