Published Feb 28, 2018Jeff Franklin is the creator of Full House and has also served as the showrunner for Netflix's inexplicably popular Fuller House reboot, but he will not be returning for the show's fourth season following multiple allegations of inappropriate behaviour on set. (Good lord, there's going to be a fourth season of Fuller House.)
As Variety reports, multiple sources have alleged inappropriate behaviour from Franklin. While he hasn't been accused of direct sexual harassment or misconduct, he was been accused of making inappropriate statements in the writers' room, being verbally abusive to staffers and making inappropriate comments about his sex life.
Fuller House staffers reportedly complained that Franklin repeatedly brought women he was dating to set, and occasionally gave them bit parts in the show. In an anonymous letter sent to Warner Bros. executives two years ago, someone warned that Franklin "was a walking lawsuit waiting to happen."
Warner Bros. confirmed that they were no longer working with Franklin in a statement. "We are not renewing Jeff Franklin's production deal and he will no longer be working on Fuller House," they said.
A Netflix spokesperson added, "Fuller House will return for a fourth season, as planned. We hope to go into production in the next few months."
In other words, this is a story with no silver lining.