And That's Why You Don't Lose Faith In The Arrested Development Movie

We're still not entirely sure if we believe it.

Jason Bateman on Twitter wrote:

β€œIt’s true. We will do 10 episodes and the movie. Probably shoot them all together next summer for a release in early ’13. VERY excited!”

I just blue myself.

But no really, this is how we feel about this news:

At the New York Film Festival in Manhattan this weekend, on a panel plugged as "A Bluth Family Reunion", "Arrested Development" creator Mitchell Hurwitz let some exciting news drop:

The highly regarded yet ratings-plagued series that ran early in the 2000s will finally be getting its long-awaited big screen film adaptation! But that's not all. Hurwitz let a bombshell dropped at the even, announcing that Arrested Development will also be coming back to television for one final season.

Every time I read over that last sentence, I get goosebumbs. Another season of Arrested Development??? We're definitely down for that. Frankly we would have been happy with just a movie.

According to Hurwitz, the final season would be filmed along with the movie, and run for a limited 9 or 10 episodes before the release of the film, and the cast -- all of which are returning -- and crew will likely film both projects simultaneously (the season will likely air around the 10th anniversary of the show's premiere). Each episode of the final season will "focus" on a different member of the Bluths.

That said, the big question that remains is where the show will air. While Fox originally aired the series from 2003 to 2006, Deadline is reporting that the Ron Howard-produced series might not have to air on the network. Fox is reportedly talking with Showtime about potentially airing the series there -- Fox produces a lot of Showtime series, including the new drama Homeland -- and even Netflix, which has been hunting for original content ever since it acquired the rights to an original Kevin Spacey / David Fincher series earlier this year. Although personally, we wouldn't mind seeing it on FX.

But seriously. We have to wait until 2013? Cause the guy in the $6000 suit is going to wait two years for more Arrested Development.


Comments 2
Phil T's picture

brb changing my pants

George Prax's picture

You just blue yourself.