Fuller House creator and showrunner Jeff Franklin will no longer be a part of the Netflix sitcom, EW has confirmed. His firing follows reported complaints about his behavior in the writers’ room.
Franklin, who created Full House and the sequel series Fuller House, has been accused of being verbally abusive and making inappropriate statements in the writers’ room and on set, according to Variety, which first reported the news.
Franklin hasn’t directly commented on the allegations against him, but late Wednesday, he posted a goodbye to the series and cast on Instagram.
“I’m heartbroken to be leaving Fuller House,” he wrote alongside a picture of himself with Fuller House stars Andrea Barber, Candace Cameron Bure, and Jodie Sweetin. “Creating and running Full House and Fuller House has been the greatest joy. I wish the cast, my second family for over 30 years, continued success. I’m so proud of all we accomplished together, and beyond grateful to our loyal fans. Adios Tanneritos!”
As a result of the allegations, Franklin is out as Fuller House‘s showrunner, and Warner Bros. TV, which produces the series, has declined to renew the veteran TV writer’s production deal.
“We are not renewing Jeff Franklin’s production deal and he will no longer be working on Fuller House,” Warner Bros. TV said in a statement.
In a separate statement, a Netflix spokesperson said, “Fuller House will return for a fourth season, as planned. We hope to go into production in the next few months.”
Fuller House was renewed in January for season 4.