The news of the return of Arrested Development after so long will probably fill fans of other cancelled shows such as All My Children and One Life To Live with hope. It is possible for a popular series to return to the small screen after years, and get a movie deal!
Mitch Hurwitz, the creator of Arrested Development, has conformed at the New Yorker Festival yesterday that there will be a brand new mini-season that leads to a movie.
The comedy, which concluded its three-season run in 2006, will film nine or ten episodes before production on the movie begins.
Will Arnett, who played George Bluth II on the show, also confirmed the news via Twiiter, saying,
“I peeing with @batemanjason at the moment.. and we can confirm that we are going to make new AD eps and a movie.”
Jason Bateman (Michael Bluth) confirmed the news via his own Twitter account and said he was very excited. He expected the mini-season and the movie to be all shot together next summer, with a 2013 expected.
So what can we expect from the Arrested Development mini-season? The word is that it will focus on where the show’s characters are now, in order to reacquaint the audience with the series before the impending movie.
Bateman promised that the Arrested Development movie is “on course to be shot next year,” including several cameos. However, no deals have yet been struck.
Meanwhile, Bateman’s co-star David Cross has said that constantly being asked about the proposed movie is “mildly irritating,” saying that for a long time he was not confident that the project would get off the ground.
It now seems a lot more promising that Arrested Development will get its mini-season and movie now though, doesn’t it? Does the idea fill you with excitement or did the show finish when it should have done, back in 2006?