by: Austin Welch
Too good to be true? Hardly.
A highlight of the New Yorker Festival today was a reunion of the entire cast and show creator of cult tv show Arrested Development. Besides celebrating the show’s original three seasons, there was a buzz that information on the long-gestating movie based on the series was to be had this weekend. Turns out there was a bigger bomb to be dropped.
Show creator and executive producer Mitchell Hurwitz boldly stated that a new season of television episodes, in the 9-10 installment range, would come to television prior to the eventual film. There is no word on whether the show will return to Fox or not, but the idea is to catch the fans up on what the Bluth family has been up to the last five years, before the major events of the film. Unconfirmed reports also state that each episode will be an hour as opposed to the usual half-hour, and that each of the episodes focuses on one of the family members.
Will Arnett, who portrayed Job Bluth, confirmed the news with a Tweet from…um…the restroom?
I’m peeing with @batemanjason at the moment..and we can confirm that we are going to make new AD eps and a movie
As one who did not give the show enough of a chance when it was on the air, but recognized its genius when I caught up on DVD, I cannot wait for this. Excellent writing and a brilliant cast made this one of the best shows over the last decade, if not all-time. Arrested Development lives!