Loughlin will be returning to play her role as Aunt Becky in the forthcoming Netflix series.
More casting news for the eagerly anticipated ‘Full House’ relaunch coming up on Netflix: Lori Loughlin has confirmed that she’s signed up to reprise her role as Aunt Becky in ‘Fuller House’ next year.
The 50 year old actress confirmed to People magazine that she’ll be part of the reunion, and that she’s looking forward to getting back together with her old castmates. “Doing that show was one of the best jobs I've ever had,” she said, “it was just so much fun.”
Lori Loughlin is the latest to join the 'Fuller House' reunion on Netflix
The much-loved comedy ‘Full House’ originally ran on ABC for eight seasons between 1987 and 1995, and dealt with the efforts of a father, Danny Tanner (played by Bob Saget), left to raise his three children alone after his wife is killed in a car accident. He enlists the help of his brother-in-law and best friend to do so – with amusing results.
Loughlin is also confident that the reboot, which will come over two decades after the original series wrapped, will satisfy the hopes and expectations of the fans. “I think with Jeff Franklin at the helm – he's the creator of ‘Full House’ – it's hard to go wrong because nobody's more protective of that show than he is,” she believes. “That's his baby.”
‘Fuller House’ has already secured Candace Cameron Bure as eldest daughter D.J. from the original series, who faces a similar situation as her father – she’s widowed and raising her children with the help of her sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin). However, it’s already confirmed that fan favourites Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will not be returning to portray Michelle.
Loughlin is currently starring in the Hallmark drama series ‘When Calls the Heart’, which is now in the middle of its second season. Since ‘Full House’ finished, she’s also had roles in ‘Summerland’ and ‘90210’, the spin-off series of ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’.