- Jeff Franklin, the showrunner for Netflix’s “Fuller House,” has been fired.
- Studio Warner Bros. Television did not renew his contract due to accusations of inappropriate behavior on the family friendly show.
- Franklin has been accused of verbally abusing staff and making explicit sexual comments in the writers’ room.
- Franklin isn’t the only man to be fired from a Netflix show after allegations of bad behavior.
Netflix’s “Fuller House” showrunner Jeff Franklin was fired over allegations of inappropriate behavior, Variety reported Wednesday.
Warner Bros. Television, the studio that makes “Fuller House,” did not renew Franklin’s contract.
Franklin was accused of verbally abusing his staff, and making inappropriate comments in the writers’ room, such as sexually explicit comments about his sex life. Franklin was not accused of directly sexually harassing or assaulting any staffers.
A source told Variety that Franklin brought a lot of women he was dating to the set, and gave them bit parts on the show.
In a statement to Business Insider, Warner Bros. said, “We are not renewing Jeff Franklin’s production deal and he will no longer be working on ‘Fuller House.'” Netflix confirmed to Business Insider that season four of the show would move forward, however.
“I’m heartbroken to be leaving Fuller House,” Franklin wrote on Instagram Wednesday, first spotted by Deadline. “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!”
Franklin isn’t the first man working on a Netflix original show who’s been let go over accusations of inappropriate behavior: “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey and “The Ranch” star Danny Masterson were let go as well after accusations of sexual assault against them surfaced.
Here are the three Netflix shows that have been affected by allegations of inappropriate behavior, and what happened:
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”
Kevin Spacey was the star and executive producer of “House of Cards.”
In November 2017, allegations of sexual harassment and assault surfaced against the actor, which included having sex with minors.
“Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey,” Netflix said in a statement. “We will continue to work with MRC during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show.”
“House of Cards” sixth and final season with air in 2018 and focus on Robin Wright’s character.
Danny Masterson, “The Ranch”
- Getty Images
In December 2017, Netflix fired actor Danny Masterson, who starred opposite Ashton Kutcher in “The Ranch.” Four women have accused Masterson of sexual assault, including rape. Masterson said he was “very disappointed” in Netflix’s decision, and denied all of the accusations against him.
In a statement, Netflix said, “As a result of ongoing discussions, Netflix and the producers have written Danny Masterson out of ‘The Ranch.’ “Yesterday [December 5] was his last day on the show, and production will resume in early 2018 without him.”
Jeff Franklin, “Fuller House”
Warner Bros. TV, the studio that makes “Fuller House” for Netflix, did not renew Franklin’s contract for any more seasons.
The decision was made after several complaints about Franklin’s behavior in the writers room.
“‘Fuller House’ will return for a fourth season, as planned,” Netflix said in a statement. “We hope to go into production in the next few months.”