After running for four seasons on Netflix, Fuller House had rumors swirling about its future on the streaming service. Star Candace Cameron had addressed the fan concerns back in October, stressing that the series would indeed continue. Now, Netflix has officially weighed in on the matter, and it turns out that there's both good news and bad news for fans of the show. The good news, of course, is that Fuller House will be back for a fifth season on Netflix, with season 5 premiering later in the year. However, with the announcement comes confirmation that season 5 will also be the final season for the show, making the news a bit bittersweet. Viewers can still take solace in knowing that the end is coming, as it will allow the writers to properly close out the storylines established over the past four seasons.
A video teaser for the farewell season has also been released online, further reiterating the status of Fuller House. Calling the show's run "an amazing few years," the video uses various clips from the series in a montage, touching on some of the interesting relationships and memorable storylines explored by the show since its inception. Without listing an official date, the video promises that "the farewell season of Fuller House is coming this fall. Some of the stars of the show can also be seen telling viewers they're "saving the best for last," promising the fifth season will be the best of the entire show's run.
The success of this sequel sitcom is something nobody could have foreseen just a matter of years ago. It's a continuation of the sitcom Full House, which ran from 1987 to 1995. The show starred Bob Saget as Danny Tanner, a widowed father tasked with raising three young girls on his own in a San Francisco home. His brother-in-law Jesse (John Stamos) and best friend Joey (Dave Coulier) move into the house to assist Danny in raising the children. The show is known for its simple humor and moral messages, and despite being often criticized, it's not without its charm. After its final episode, nobody could fathom that the show would one day continue in an all new sequel series, and Full House seemed to be nothing more than a relic from the past.
That all changed in 2016, when Fuller House premiered on Netflix. The show starred Candace Cameron Bure reprising the role of D.J. Tanner, who has now moved into the classic house from the original show with three children of her own to raise. Most of the original cast returned to reprise their roles as well, with the notable exception of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen passing on coming back as Michelle Tanner. The show would find great success, earning an Emmy nomination and wins at the Teen's Choice Awards, Kids' Choice Awards, and People's Choice Awards.
Season 5 of Fuller House will be available to binge in its entirety this fall. An official release date has yet to be revealed. Meanwhile, all four current seasons of the show are available to stream on Netflix streaming service. You can take a look at the farewell season announcement video below.