I Just Blue Myself
One of the greatest injustices of the past millennia was the mishandling and subsequent cancellation of Arrested Development. That statement is ridiculously hyperbolic, but as a (stupid) man of principle, I’m just going to go ahead and stand by it. Fox played musical chairs with the show’s timeslot—including at one point putting it up against Monday Night Football—and AD was never able to gain a foothold and find an audience. Well Arrested Development fans, your prayers have been answered! Assuming your daily prayer routine involved doing the chicken dance and screaming “There’s money in the banana stand” to the heavens, all while clutching Arrested Development and Teen Wolf Too DVDs (Jason Bateman’s true Magnum Opus).
The discussion took place at The New Yorker Festival, and based off Huwitz’s comments on stage, the official New Yorker Twitter feed, wrote, “Arrested Development coming back for one more TV season before movie.” New York Times reporter Dave Itzkoff was also in attendance at the Q&A and tweeted, “Mitch Hurwitz says he plans limited Arrested Development series (9-10 eps, 1 character per ep) that would lead into movie.”
Deadline now has some potential answers to where this “I can’t believe we’re actually talking about this” Season 4 of Arrested Development could air. It seems 20th Century Fox TV, who co-produced the series with Imagine, have been in talks with both Netflix (who have been moving into original programming) and Showtime, as possible homes for the 9-10 episode run.
Some of the original cast have tweeted about this too.
@batemanjason- 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!
@arnettwill- I’m peeing with @batemanjason at the moment..and we can confirm that we are going to make new AD eps and a movie.
I don’t think it’s entirely inappropriate that I’m sexually aroused by this news…and I swear that it has nothing to do with the peeing.