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Yep, you guys read that right. The beloved cult show “Arrested Development” is going to grace our TV screens once again….but only for a mini season of 10 episodes. Bitter sweet, but it’s something before the film finally hits the big screen in 2013. How do I know all this?
It’s all over the Internet. Well, you guys can thank series creator Mitchell Hurwitz who managed to wrangle his whole “Arrested Development” cast during Sunday’s New Yorker Festival and announced the news at the event.
While on stage, Hurtwiz announced that he’ll produce another nine or 10 episodes, but each installment would focus on a different Bluth in order to to catch audiences up on the characters’ lives in the five years since the series ended.
“Arrested Development” star Jason Bateman confirmed the news by tweeting the following:
It’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!
Will Arnett also confirmed the news by tweeting this:
I’m peeing with
@batemanjason at the moment..and we can confirm that we are going to make new AD eps and a movie
Guess that’s confirmation enough haha.
“Arrested Development” originally ran from 2003-2006 and starred Jason Bateman, Portia Rossi, Michael Cera, David Cross, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Jeffrey Tambor, Alia Shawkat, Ron Howard and centered on the life of level-headed son Michael Bluth (Bateman) who takes over family affairs after his father (Tambor) is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.