Fans of the Olsen twins have been disappointed to learn that they won't be starring in Netflix series Fuller House. A statement given to Us Weekly confirmed that Mary-Kate and Ashley, who shot to fame in 1987 when they shared the role of Michelle Tanner in the original show Full House, will not be part the cast.
"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," executive producer Robert L. Boyett said on Friday 22 May. "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 endeavours.
"I appreciate their support and good wishes towards Fuller House," he added.
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Robert L. Boyett hinted that Mary-Kate and Ashley will be focussing on their fashion brands instead of starring in Fuller House
Last month there was a media frenzy when rumours began to circulate that Mary-Kate and Ashley, 28, would once again hit the small screen.
Mary-Kate hinted that she and her sister were keen on joining many of their former co-stars, telling WWD: "We just found out about it [Fuller House] today. I guess we're going to talk to the creators and see what's happening."
However, it emerged that news of the sequel had actually come as a surprise to the California-born twins.
"I ran into Bob [Saget, who played Mary-Kate and Ashley's on-screen dad] the other day and we didn't even talk about it," Ashley said, while Mary-Kate added: "I'm shocked I haven't heard from John [Stamos]."
The twins shot to fame when they starred in the original series Full House
Netflix confirmed on 20 April that it is reviving the sitcom with a 13-episode pick-up that will air in 2016.
The show will star original castmembers Candace Cameron-Bure (D.J.), her onscreen younger sister Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie) and Andrea Barbrer, who played her best friend Kimmy Gibbler.
John Stamos will reprise his role as Uncle Jesse in a guest role.