It seems like Full House fans might be forced to say goodbye to Aunt Becky! John Stamos recently pitched a genius idea for a Full House spinoff that would ultimately remove costar Lori Loughlin‘s beloved character from the production amid the ongoing college admissions scandal.
“I think there’s a play that we go backward,” the 55-year-old hunk dished to E! News in a recent interview. “Like, what happened before?”
The General Hospital star detailed the idea, explaining how the possible spinoff could tell the early years of his character, Jesse Katsopolis. “If you remember in the pilot of the show, my sister, Pam, dies, and that’s why it’s the three men raising the three girls, so I’d like to explore that — the brother, sister, maybe go back,” he teased. “We’ll see.”
Considering John’s character didn’t meet Lori’s character, Becky Katsopolis, until the second season, the proposed storyline would completely cut her from the canvas. After the fictional couple met, they went on to get married and even welcomed twin sons, Nicky and Alex.
The proposed idea comes just three years after the beloved cast returned for Netflix’s Fuller House revival in 2016. Although Lori, 54, reprised her role of Becky, her return for the show’s final season — which is expected to be released in fall 2019 — is up in the air due to her supposed legal troubles.
As many Full House fans remember, the When Calls the Heart actress was arrested in March for her alleged involvement in the college admissions cheating scandal that plagued handfuls of rich families, including many others — like fellow celebrity Felicity Huffman — all around the country.
Lori and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli — who are the parents of daughters Isabella Rose Giannulli, 20, and Olivia Jade Giannulli, 19 — are currently being charged with allegedly agreeing “to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the University of South California crew team.” In April, Lori and Mossimo, 46, pleaded not guilty to fraud and money laundering conspiracy charges.
Earlier this week, John opened up about his costar’s future on the show. “I haven’t been on the show yet and it hasn’t come up, so I’m going to talk to some people about it this week and see what’s going on,” he told ET on Sunday, June 23. “I’m just going to wait a little longer before I talk about it. It’s a difficult situation for everyone involved. I don’t mean just on our side.”
The original sitcom, which first aired from 1987 to 1995, featured single dad Danny Tanner, played by Bob Saget, who raised his three children — D.J. (Candace Cameron Bure), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and Michelle (twins Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen) — alongside his brother-in-law, Jesse, and good friend Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier).
It looks like we’ll have to stay tuned to see if any networks or streaming services pick up John’s show!