Following the news that Full House was picked up by Netflix for a revival, Lifetime announces that they plan to make an unauthorized tell-all about the show.
The Unauthorized Full House Story (working title) will be similar to Lifetime’s The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The telepic will examine the life of the cast during their time on the ABC sitcom that aired from 1987 to 1995. It will look at how members, including Bob Saget and the Olsen twins, dealt with playing the picture perfect family on TV while dealing with their much more complicated personal lives and also how the cast bonded during its 192-episode run.
Just like Lifetime’s Saved By the Bell tell-all, it won’t include any of the original cast members but will be portrayed through other actors. According to The Hollywood Reporter, casting for the telepic will begin immediately.
Writer Ron McGee, who wrote the Bell tell-all, is set to write the Full House Story as well. The same team from Bell will produce Full House Story: Front Street Pictures and Ringaling Productions. Executive producers from Bell have also joined the project: Harvey Kahn and Stephen Bulka.
The project is already gaining attention at a time when everyone seems interested in Full House again. However, the Saved By The Bell predecessor had similar buzz and didn’t fare so well. The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story, which aired on Labor Day 2014, only drew 1.6 million viewers.
The Saved By The Bell Story was able to draw inspiration and material from the show’s former star Dustin Diamond’s Behind The Bell book. Similarly, several of the Full House stars have released books including Jodie Sweetin, Candace Cameron Bure, and Bob Saget.
An air date for the program has not yet been determined.