Arrested Development creator Mitchell Hurwitz said yesterday that the series will be returning for one more season, with a limited number of new episodes, to air before the forthcoming movie. The announcement was made at “A Bluth Family Reunion”, an Arrested Development panel being held at The New Yorker Film Festival in Manhattan.
Arrested Development veterans Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, David Cross, Portia de Rossi, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, and Jessica Walter were all in attendance with Hurwitz, speaking about the series and the movie that’s been in the works for some time.
The season would span 9-10 episodes, with each one focusing on one of the much-loved characters – with the first episode focusing on Buster. Details are scarce, but presumably the episodes would air in the weeks (in the US) or months leading up to the Arrested Development movie.
It’s important to know that even though it isn’t a certainty; we know that Hurwitz is actively working on the film and at one point hoped to release it this year. Despite possible plot points being revealed, Fox Searchlight has yet to officially greenlight the project.
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