Posted on Friday, June 5th, 2015 by Angie Han
Ahead of Netflix’s Fuller House, Lifetime is jumping on the Full House nostalgia train with The Unauthorized Full House Story. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a made-for-TV movie chronicling the drama behind the scenes of the popular sitcom.
With an August premiere date already set, The Unauthorized Full House Story has just revealed its core cast and a couple of first-look photos. Take a peek at the Lifetime Full House movie after the jump.
First, here’s the cast:
- Garrett Brawith as Bob Saget (Danny Tanner)
- Justin Mader as Dave Coulier (Joey Gladstone)
- Justin Gaston as John Stamos (Jesse Katsopolis)
- Stephanie Bennett as Lori Loughlin (Rebecca Donaldson Katsopolis)
- Shelby Armstrong as the younger Candace Cameron (D.J. Tanner)
- Brittney Wilson as the older Candace Cameron
- Dakota Guppy as the younger Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie Tanner)
- Jordyn Olson as the older Jodie Sweetin
- Blaise and Kinslea Todd as the toddler Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (Michelle Tanner)
- Calla and Tyla Jones as the 6-year-old Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
- Kylie and Jordan Armstrong as the 9-year-old Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
- Aislyn Watson as the younger Andrea Barber (Kimmy Gibler)
- Jamie Schneider as the older Andrea Barber
Brian K. Roberts (Lifetime’s En Vogue Christmas) directs from a teleplay by Ron McGee (Rizzoli & Isles). Harvey Kahn (Flowers in the Attic) and Stephen Bulka (The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story) serve as executive producers.
And here’s the Lifetime Full House movie cast in costume (via People):
It’s kind of creepy, isn’t it? They look enough like the real, original cast of Full House to trick you from far away, but look nothing like them up course.
Coulier, for his part, finds the whole thing hilarious:
— Dave Coulier (@DaveCoulier) June 4, 2015
You may recall that Lifetime tried a similar thing last year with another childhood favorite, Saved By the Bell. People kind of hated it. I suppose Lifetime’s hope is that our memories are long enough to remember how much we used to love Full House, but short enough that we forgot how much we didn’t like The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story.
If you’re curious, The Unauthorized Full House Story premieres Saturday, August 22, at 8/7c.
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Lifetime’s Unauthorized film franchise continues this summer with the original movie “The Unauthorized Full House Story.” From its start as an unassuming family comedy in 1987 to its eventual wildly popular 192-episode run, the film centers on the rise of the cast of one of America’s most beloved family sitcoms and the pressures they faced in balancing their television personas with their real lives.