10:27am PT by Kate Stanhope
Dave Coulier and 'Big Bang Theory' Director Join 'Full House' Revival
Dave Coulier is moving into Fuller House.
The comedian, best known for his role as Uncle Joey on Full House, has signed on for Netflix's upcoming revival.
Coulier made the announcement Thursday with an Instagram post also featuring longtime Big Bang Theory director Mark Cendrowski, who has also signed on to the new project.
Cendrowski got his start as a stage manager on the beloved family comedy, which ran on ABC from 1987 to 1995. Cendrowski's move is a natural since both Big Bang Theory and Fuller House are produced by Warner Bros. TV.
In recent years, Cendrowski has become a prolific pilot director for comedies like Dads and The Odd Couple.
On Fuller House, Coulier joins returning castmembers Candace Cameron-Bure (D.J.), her onscreen younger sister, Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie), Andrea Barber (Kimmy), and John Stamos (Uncle Jessie), who will also serve as an producer. Talks are underway to bring back fellow original stars Bob Saget, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and Lori Loughlin.
The revival will premiere on Netflix in 2016 and finds D.J. Tanner-Fuller employed as a vet, pregnant and recently widowed, and living in San Francisco. Stephanie, now an aspiring musician, and single mother Kimmy — along with Kimmy’s feisty teenage daughter, Ramona — all move in to help take care of D.J.’s two boys — the rebellious 12-year-old J.D. and neurotic 7-year-old Max — and her soon-to-arrive baby.
Full House creator Jeff Franklin will return to oversee Fuller House alongside exec producers Robert L. Boyett and Thomas L. Miller.
In recent years, Coulier has joined Stamos and Saget for a number of minireunions, including a 2015 Super Bowl commercial.
Netflix declined comment.