Well, seems the movie is gone and is just a ten episode TV season. SWEET ASSED NEWS.
Creator Mitch Hurwitz and several Bluth faves (including Will Arnett and Jeffrey Tambor) took the stage Tuesday at a Netflix-sponsored event, and revealed exciting new details about the second coming of the erstwhile comedy.
First up, Netflix chief Ted Sarandos confirmed that Arrested‘s upcoming fourth season — which goes into production this summer and consists of 10 new episodes — will be released in its entirety on the pay-streaming site sometime in 2013.
Other fun takeaways from the Netflix event (courtesy of Vulture):
• The new season will no longer be in anthology form, focusing on one Bluth or extended family member per episode (as was previously reported). Rather, Hurwitz said the reboot “is now evolving into becoming more like the old show again.”
• Bob Loblaw lives! When asked about the possibility of Scott Baio reprising his role as the Bluth’s attorney, Hurwitz confirmed, “We will bring him back… It’s kind of a one-joke thing. But if you guys don’t mind bringing it back, we’ll give it to you.”
• Hurwitz isn’t ruling out a fifth season. “We would love this to be the first first of many visits,” he shared.
Well, I reckon these stories are all fake and the film will never happen. Is easier to put up with the waiting that way.
Filming on both the new series and big-screen adaptation of Arrested Development will start this summer, according to actor Will Arnett.
Arnett, who plays GOB Bluth in the celebrated US comedy show, told the Today show that they will start shooting both projects in the next few months.
He said: We’re about to start making the Arrested Development miniseries and then right into the movie this summer.
TMZ HAS SAID THIS………
“Arrested Development” creator Mitch Hurwitz announced today that the show will be coming back to television — five years after it was cancelled.
Hurwitz said the show will do a “limited” season which will show us what the characters have been up to since the show last aired … which will then lead right into the planned movie.
There is no official deal in place yet for where or when the show will air.
HMMM, WOULD BE BETTER OFF JUST MAKING A TELE-MOVIE, BUT HEY, I WILL BE VERY HAPPY TO SEE THEM ALL AGAIN. CRAZY FUCKERS.
Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi are teaming for a comedy project. I have learned that after a heated bidding war, a multi-camera comedy executive produced by DeGeneres and starring Arrested Development alumna de Rossi, has landed at NBC with a put pilot commitment.
The project, to be written by Samantha Who? co-creator/executive producer Don Todd, is about dueling sisters, one of them played by de Rossi. The project hails from Warner Bros. TV and DeGeneres’ studio-based production company A Very Good Production.
Before the question was even asked, Jeffrey Tambor had the answer ready, on command after years of inquiry.
Yes, the “Arrested Development” movie is going to be made.
“I think what’s coming down is, certainly, the negotiation over my trailer is what I think is stopping people,” he laughed.
“No, it’s all going straight, everyone’s on board, I know they’re writing, and maybe next time this year we’ll be having this conversation.”
That means the Bluth family, the motley crew of Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Portia De Rossi, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, David Cross and Tony Hale will return for the first time since their wildly-maligned cancellation by FOX following the 2006 TV season. A cult classic whose fan base wasn’t understood or appreciated by FOX at the time, it’s gone on to massive DVD sales and has inspired a consistent internet campaign for a big screen revival.