It’s shaping up to be a big year for Full House! Following the news of a Netflix reboot, Lifetime is going forward with The Unauthorized Full House Story.
“Lifetime’s Full House Story will look at the rise of the cast — including John Stamos, Bob Saget and the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen — and explore the pressure they faced to balance idyllic family life on the show with the more complicated reality of their own lives outside the series,” Lesley Goldberg said for The Hollywood Reporter, which was the first to report the news. “Additionally, it will look at the warm bond that grew between the cast as the show became one of America’s most beloved family sitcoms. Casting will begin immediately. An air date for the Full House tell-all has yet to be determined.”
The new movie will be written and produced by the same team that created The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story last summer. Just as with that, it doesn’t seem like the Full House movie is being well-received by the original cast…
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) April 28, 2015
The thing is, whereas Saved by the Bell had some genuine behind-the-scenes drama, the cast of Full House continues to get along great. Even with the real-life controversies, the former movie only pulled in 1.6 million viewers. It will be interesting to see if Full House fares better. No release date has been set.