Fuller House will have to forge ahead without its creator.
Jeff Franklin, the man behind the Netflix spin-off and its parent series Full House, has been removed as the showrunner amid complaints from staffers about his behavior both on set and in the writers' room."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 to Variety.
Franklin is has been accused of being verbally abusive to his team and making inappropriate sexual comments about his personal life. However, he has not been accused of any direct sexual harassment towards staffers.
According to Variety, Warner Bros. received an anonymous letter several years ago accusing him of bringing his dates on sets and occasionally gifting them roles on the series. After several complaints, it's believed the studio looked into the situation but an official investigation has not been confirmed.
Now, the former Fuller House boss is speaking up about his dismissal, sending well wishes to the remaining cast and crew of the family-friendly series.
"I'm heartbroken to be leaving Fuller House. Creating and running Full House and Fuller House has been the greatest joy," he said in an Instagram post. "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!"
Franklin is the latest TV figure to be ousted amid misconduct allegations after Jeffrey Tambor was cut from Transparent, Arrowverse producer Andrew Kreisberg was removed from his post, and Netflix's House of Cards decided to move forward with its final season sans Kevin Spacey.
A new showrunner has not been named as of yet but Fuller House has already been renewed for Season 4.