Olsens’ Absence From ‘Fuller House’ Gets a Meta Explanation

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen won’t be in Netflix’s “Fuller House” and it has now been revealed how these absences will be explained.

Us Weekly reports that the series will see Michelle Tanner, the character they jointly played in the long-running ABC series, now living in New York City and working on building her fashion empire. This reasoning has a meta twist, as the Olsens actually do live in NYC and they have fashion lines like The Row and Elizabeth and James.

It was reported in May that the twins were not going to reprise their role in the sequel.

“Although Ashley and Mary-Kate will not be a part of ‘Fuller House,’ I know how much ‘Full House’ has meant to them, and they are still very much considered family,” series executive producer Robert L. Boyett said then. “It has been exciting to see how they have built their professional careers, and I support their choice to focus on their fashion brands and various business endeavors. I appreciate their support and good wishes toward ‘Fuller House.’”

“Fuller House” has a 13-episode order and will include stars Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber, Bob Saget, John Stamos, Lori Loughlin and Dave Coulier.

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