Just a few days into production and "Fuller House" has already made a major change to its original premise. But don't worry, dudes: this one is for the better. Disregard the show's first synopsis because D.J. Tanner is no longer a pregnant widow. Instead, some time has passed and the "baby's been born," says Candace Cameron Bure.
"We didn’t start it off quite so heavy so some more time has passed than they originally intended," the actress told The Hollywood Reporter.
Originally, D.J. was supposed to be a pregnant widow with two young boys -- and one on the way -- in the 13-episode series. TBH, that sounded kinda dark for a show like "Fuller House." D.J. and her boys need some time to grieve before Aunt Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and Aunt Kimmy (Andrea Barber) move in.
"It is tragedy that starts off the show, which was like the original 'Full House,' but the themes are always heartfelt, it's always a situation you can always learn something from," Cameron Bure said. "Tonally, it will feel the same as the original 'Full House,' which is heartfelt and funny and family friendly but its current. It's today's time."
The show's premise is strongly reminiscent of its predecessor, which featured widower Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) raising three daughters with the help of his brother-in-law Jesse (John Stamos) and best friend Joey (Dave Coulier).
As for D.J.'s late hubby, all we know about him is that, one, he's not Steve, and two, he was a firefighter. Similar to "Full House" -- in which we learned about Danny's late wife through stories -- we'll find out more about him as the show goes on.
"Whether they'll have flashback scenes or anything like that, I have no idea, but we talk about him because you have to," she said. "When that happens and you have children, its something you have to discuss and discuss those emotions and the healing from it and how to move on."