While Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are the only original core cast members not returning to the upcoming series, “Full House” creator Jeff Franklin told reporters on Sunday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif. that there are no bitter feelings toward the sisters.
“I tried. We all tried to persuade them to come and play. They decided not to at this time,” Franklin said. “We’re hopeful at some point in the future, they may change their minds and reprise Michelle. We only need one of them!”
Netflix, of course, has not ordered a second season of “Fuller House,” but given the huge amount of buzz and international fan following (and the fact that the streaming service doesn’t release ratings), it seems likely there will be more than one season of the modernized family sitcom — at least according to Franklin.
“I’m sure we’ve all had family reunions and not everyone shows up. But we still love them and the door is always open and I hope it happens,” Franklin said of the Olsen’s decision not to participate in “Fuller House.”
As for the first episode of the Netflix series, which states that Michelle Tanner is running a fashion empire in New York City — just like the real-life Olsen twins — Franklin says there’s no bad blood.
“No it wasn’t meant to be a dig,” he said. “It was meant to be a playful wink.”