Fuller House Is Recasting 2 Familiar Faces from DJ's Past
Fuller House is welcoming a few familiar faces back into the fold for season two—but they’re going to look very different from the last time you saw them.
E! News has learned that the show is recasting two characters from DJ’s past who will resurface in the second season finale of the Netflix revival.
We’ll meet the present-day versions of Full House‘s Nelson Burkhard, a.k.a. one of DJ’s high school boyfriends (it’s hard to remember those dark days, but she dated plenty of people who weren’t as perfect as Steve), and Kathy Santoni, a.k.a. the mean girl in DJ and Kimmy’s class, at their high school reunion.
Nelson, who was originally played by Jason Marsden, is very obnoxious and full of himself when we catch up with him at the reunion. He’s still incredibly wealthy, and wants to make sure everyone knows about it (and his houses on Stinson Beach, on Maui, and in Aspen). He zeroes in on DJ, whom he used to date.
Kathy, who was originally played by Anne Marie McEvoy, is still as bitchy and snooty as she ever was. Now pregnant, she immediately starts making snide comments to Kimmy and DJ. TVLine first reported the news.
Also upping the nostalgia factor this season? The fact that New Kids on the Block will appear in an upcoming episode (and happen to be the dream guest star that Full House was unable to land during its initial run). Season two will also see a cameo from Growing Pains‘ Alan Thicke, who will go on a date with one of DJ’s friends.
Fuller House season two will premiere on Netflix later this year.