Actress Jodie Sweetin walks the red carpet at Scleroderma Research Foundation's Cool Comedy–Hot Cuisine at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on April 30, 2013, in Beverly Hills
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April 22, 2015 7:23 PM EDT

Jodie Sweetin, who played Stephanie Tanner on Full House during its original run in the 1980s and 1990s, has been waiting decades for an opportunity to return to her TV family. Now, she’s getting her chance with a spin-off scheduled to premiere on Netflix next year.

“Now that it’s actually happening, it’s almost too good to be true,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “To be able to do a series with people I love — who are like family — to play a character I loved so much and to be able to do that in this point in my life when things are going so well for me and I have a completely different perspective on things … I’m really, incredibly grateful.”

Read the full interview at EW.

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