Whoa baby! The Full House renaissance is in full force everywhere you look. There’s the upcoming Netflix reunion series Fuller House, a parody stage musical, and Lifetime’s unauthorized behind-the-scenes movie on the horizon.
Last year the network brought us a Saved by the Bell tell-all movie, which promised to show backstage drama and secrets lurking in the halls of Bayside High but mostly ended up distracting us with that feeling things were just a little off. There’s just something almost-but-not-quite-right about seeing actors playing other actors dropped into settings, costumes, lines, and mannerisms that have been imprinted on your consciousness since childhood.
It’s the Tanner gang’s turn now as Lifetime has released the first cast photos for The Unauthorized Full House Story.
Cut. It. Out. Our first reaction was a little something like this:
The cast includes Garrett Brawith as Bob Saget, Justin Gaston as John Stamos, Justin Mader as Dave Coulier, and Stephanie Bennett as Lori Loughlin.
Two different actresses will each portray Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin, and Andrea Barber at different ages, while three sets of twins will play Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. If you’re counting, that’s two D.J.s (Shelby Armstrong, Brittney Wilson), two Stephanies (Dakota Guggy, Jordyn Olson), two Kimmys (Aislyn Watson, Jaime Schneider), and six Michelles (Blaise and Kinslea Todd, Calla and Tyla Jones, Kylie and Jordan Armstrong).
While the Saved by the Bell movie didn’t deliver on its promises as much as we would have liked, we’re holding out hope that the Full House movie will be enlightening or at least an entertaining bit of nostalgia for another of our favorite infinitely quotable shows.
What do you think of the casting, costumes and styling? Will you be watching the movie? Let us know in comments.
The Unauthorized Full House Story will premiere on Lifetime August 22, 2015.