We know that actress Lori Loughlin, who plays Aunt Becky, won’t be reprising her role for Fuller House’s 5th and final season. We’ve also got a bunch of other juicy news bits that we can’t wait to share with you right here.
Fuller House is actually a sequel to the previous series Full House that aired between September 22, 1987, to May 23, 1995. This series focuses on the Tanner kids from the last show, D.J., and Stephanie (played by Candace Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin respectively) and Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber), DJ’s best friend. And now it seems the trio is getting ready to wave their goodbyes to the show.
The last season for Fuller House is expected to hit Netflix around autumn or late 2019.
The fifth season has officially been confirmed to be the last and there was an Instagram story posted by Candace who said that the crew would start the filming process for season 5 in June. At the time of this update, no one, including her, were informed of the premiere date, but she did hint that we could see new episodes either in December ‘or sooner.’
This was reiterated by an Instagram post from Candace on May 15th who specifically said at the time, “3 weeks till we start filming season 5 of Fuller House!!! I need my she-wolves ASAP.”
This was apparently also when Lori Loughlin was dropped out of the series, which explains why she’s not in the shot.
Every Fuller House season, including the last one coming this fall, can be streamed online on Netflix, as long as you are a subscribed user to their monthly plan.
The first three seasons can also be purchased on Amazon, with the other seasons coming soon.
(Spoiler Alert! For Those Who Didn’t Watch the Fourth Season)
Season 4 capped off with Kimmy (Andrea Barber) giving birth to Stephanie's surrogate baby due to the latter’s infertility, along with Jimmy’s marriage proposal. And if this ending is any indication, we’re likely going to be expecting some wedding bells, bouquet, and cake, along with the dynamic of having a new baby around the house.
In fact, Candace herself told Entertainment Tonight the following:
“I think there's gonna be some wedding bells! I think probably wedding bells -- who knows for which couple, but we have plenty to choose from.”
According to fans, many are rooting for DJ and Steve to wed one another. But considering there’s also the fact that Steph and Jimmy are engaged and that Fernando and Kimmy are finally blossoming into a potential item, it seems like we may be getting a triple wedding special.
Candace also shared:
“I think [fans will be happy with the ending. I mean, I’m pretty sure. There might be a few. It’s like Game of Thrones, you can’t please everyone. You're going to try, but I think everyone is generally going to be very happy.”
With the exception of Lori Loughlin (Aunt Becky), the other main three including Andrea, Jodie, and Candace are locked to reprise their roles for sure. Other favorites who are confirmed to appear include; Michael Campion (Jackson Fuller), Scott Weinger (Steve Gale), Soni Nicole Bringas (Ramona Gibbler), John Brotherton (Dr. Matt Harmon), Elias Harger (Max Fuller), Juan Pablo Di Pace (Fernando) and Adam Hagenbuch (Jimmy Gibbler).
And if we’ve learned anything from the last couple of season, some of the original Full House cast members could cameo or appear anytime without us knowing about it. Some of those familiar faces could be Dave Coulier (Joey Gladstone), John Stamos (Jesse Katsopolis) and Bob Saget (Danny Tanner).
Lori and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were incarcerated on money laundering charges. According to the court hearings, the couple volunteered to pay $500,000 worth of bribes to have their two daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose recruited into the University of Southern California. Lori was released in the middle of March on a million dollar bail bond. However, federal prosecutors submitted more money-laundering charges for which, if convicted, could have Lori and her husband face up to 40 years in jail.
Following her supposed involvement in a nationwide college admissions scandal, Lori Loughlin was indeed fired not just from her Fuller House role, but also every other Hallmark project. After that, Vulture went on to report that “there no plans for Loughlin’s beloved character, Aunt Becky, to return in a recurring capacity."
This led to months of unclarified speculations and rumors until Michael Campion, the actor who plays D.J.'s son, finally broke his silence to MEA Worldwide on the matter by saying, “It is kind of sad losing a member like that because I didn't think that she wasn't going to be on the show anymore but that was Netflix's decision. It is sad and I think that we're going to go on and go on honoring her on the show, she is our family after all.”
So is it possible that Netflix and Hallmark are completely cutting her out of the story? Perhaps not. Even when news about the scandal broke out, Micheal said that the writing for the fifth season hadn’t yet commenced. So there’s still a bit of hope there.
Candace herself broke the news on her aforementioned Instagram post. And although she has remained optimistic about Lori’s situation, it hasn’t prevented fans from assuming that she’s no longer involved with the show.
And as far as how the show will tackle Lori’s character’s absence, nothing is set in stone from what Candace told Entertainment Online:
"It hasn't been discussed. I have absolutely no answer for it and Netflix has not even spoken about it."