Lifetime has just released the first photos of its cast for its upcoming original movie, “The Unauthorised Full House Story.”
Here’s who’s playing who, according to Thursday’s announcement:
DANNY TANNER: Garrett Brawith (Rolling) as Bob Saget
JOEY GLADSTONE: Justin Mader (Death Race) as Dave Coulier
JESSE KATSOPOLIS: Justin Gaston (Days of Our Lives) as John Stamos
REBECCA DONALDSON: Stephanie Bennett (Big Eyes) as Lori Loughlin
D.J. TANNER: Shelby Armstrong and Brittney Wilson (Rogue) as the younger and older versions of Candace Cameron
STEPHANIE TANNER: Dakota Guppy (The Returned) and Jordyn Olson (The Unauthorised Saved by the Bell Story) as the younger and older versions of Jodie Sweetin
MICHELLE TANNER: Blaise and Kinslea Todd as the toddler versions of twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen; Calla and Tyla Jones playing them at age six and Kylie and Jordan Armstrong as the twins at nine years of age.
KIMMY GIBBLER: Aislyn Watson (Finding Mrs. Claus) and Jaime Schneider (Twisted Tales of My 9 to 5) as the younger and older versions of Andrea Barber.
The movie covers the family comedy’s 1987 launch as it became one of TV’s most-watched comedies of its 192-episode run. It will portray the pressures the actors faced in balancing their television personas with their real lives.
Lifetime isn’t the only TV company to look to “Full House” for new programming. Netflix is currently producing a “Full House” spinoff titled “Fuller House.” It centres on D.J. Tanner (Cameron) who finds herself widowed with two young boys and a third child on the way. She will co-star with TV sister Jodie Sweetin and onscreen bestie Andrea Barber.
Of the original cast members, only Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are the only ones who won’t be returning.
The last time Lifetime went behind the scenes of a TV show was last year’s “Unauthorised Saved by the Bell Story,” which premiered to a low 1.6 million viewers.
“The Unauthorised Full House Story” premiers Saturday, August 22 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
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