Los Angeles (AFP) – Twin sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will not appear in the rebooted version of hit US sitcom “Full House,” US media reports said.
Robert Boyett, executive producer of the new show — “Fuller House” — scheduled to air on Netflix next year, told the Hollywood Reporter neither of the Olsens would star in the follow-up series.
The Olsens took turns playing the role of Michelle during the original show, which aired on ABC television between 1987 and 1995.
The series, about a widowed news reporter, Danny Tanner, who enlists the help of his best friends to raise his three daughters after his wife is killed in a car crash, ran for 192 episodes.
Boyett however said the Olsens, who have since branched out from acting into fashion, had turned down the chance to reprise the role of Michelle.
“Although Ashley and Mary-Kate will not be a part of ‘Fuller House,’ I know how much ‘Full House’ has meant to them and they are still very much considered family,” Boyett said.
“It has been exciting to see how they have built their professional careers, and I support their choice to focus on their fashion brands and various business endeavors.
“I appreciate their support and good wishes towards ‘Fuller House’.”
The new series will revolve around the eldest daughter of the Tanner clan, D.J., played by original cast member Candace Cameron-Bure, as she also attempts to grapple with widowhood with the help of her friends.