It’s official: Fuller House is back for a fourth season.
The campy Netflix reboot continues to draw in the nostalgia crowd, and the streaming giant hopes fans will tune in again to binge-watch another season. Series executive producer Jeff Franklin confirmed the news on his Instagram account today. Notably, the fourth season order is for only 13 episodes — fewer than the Season 3 order of 18, which were split into two nine-part releases.
Netflix is notoriously guarded about its ratings, but Nielsen estimates the premiere of Season 3 drew about 4.6 million U.S. viewers upon its release. Netflix has not confirmed those estimates, but did note that Fuller House is the second-most "binge raced" show across its platform. ("Binge-racing" is the term Netflix coined for fans who consume an entire "season" of content within 24 hours of its release.)
U.S. viewership is strong, but the international eyeballs are likely even more important to Netflix, whose growth outside of the U.S. is far outpacing domestic growth. Fuller House has a huge international following, thanks to nearly 30 years of global syndication of the show’s predecessor, Full House. The series even shot a handful of episodes from the third season in Japan to capitalize on its fanbase there. In Ecuador, Netflix says, Fuller House is its most "binge-raced" series. Marquee original content is a tentpole of the company’s customer acquisition strategy in emerging markets, so it’s not surprising another order for Fuller House was placed.