The twin sisters became known for playing Michelle Tanner, the youngest daughter in the original ABC sitcom centered on the recently widowed Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) and his family and friends who helped him raise his kids.
The duo will instead concentrate on their current careers, according to their rep. This includes overseeing fashion labels like the celeb favorites the Row and Elizabeth and James.
“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,” said series executive producer Robert L. Boyett. “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.'”
In April, fellow “Full House” alum John Stamos confirmed the news of follow-up series. Stamos, who stars in the new Fox comedy “Grandfathered,” will produce the Netflix series and reprise his role of rocker (Uncle) Jesse Katsopolis as a guest star.
The series is said to concentrate on Candace Cameron Bure’s character D.J. The eldest of the three daughters in the original series, D.J. now finds herself widowed and in need of help when it comes to raising her kids. Other returning cast members include Dave Coulier, Andrea Barber and Jodie Sweetin.
“Fuller House” is from Miller-Boyett Productions and Jeff Franklin Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television for Netflix. Boyett, Thomas L. Miller and Jeff Franklin are exec producing the series, which was created by Franklin.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the casting news.